CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (WABC) — A fashion On Wednesday night, a show was held in Brooklyn that featured models who had all been afflicted by breast cancer. They came together to celebrate more fashion, They got together to celebrate the joy of living.
What if runways were adorned with hope? What if a runway was a symbol of a life-defining adventure?
The pink roses were a bright and cheerful addition to Maimonides Park, Coney Island.
For others, it was the end for a long and difficult road.
“I feel very blessed because it was a very long journey for me,”Karen Carey, a breast cancer survivor, said. “Not only cancer but I also had two heart issues… I’m breathing, I’m walking, I’m talking, and hopefully riding my bike soon.”
Others saw it as the lessons learned during a difficult battle.
“It really opened my eyes that I should be living more and not just going through life,”Cheryl Williams, a breast-cancer survivor, said it.
For all the models — all breast-cancer survivors — it was the beginning.
“The connection is, it’s something I’ve never experienced before,”Cynthia Futrell Wilson, a survivor. “It’s the first time we ever met and instantly we connected.”
It was the Pink Runway by Maimonides Breast Center’s annual Pink Runway and was held for the first time at Brooklyn’s baseball park.
It was COVID friendly, large enough to barely contain all the life that jumped off the runway.
“I think this event is about hope,”Dr. Patrick Borgen, Chair in Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center, said: “It’s about optimism. It’s about tomorrow and the next day.”
Together, they raised awareness and celebrated survivors of breast cancer’s strength and courage. They formed an unbreakable bond.
“They’re all beautiful, they’re all fantastic, and I could wish them all the best forever,” said Futrell-Wilson.
These new friends are not afraid of darkness.
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