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IADT-Tampa Fashion Students Honor Breast Cancer Survivors

October 19, 2011 IADT General, IADT Tampa 0 Comments

Congratulations to the 10 IADT-Tampa fashion design students who designed amazing garments and helped raise money for breast cancer patients as part of the recent Project Pink: Ena McPherson, Sandra Vasquez, Caitlin Kaczynski, Shannon Musfelt, Jessica Peplinski, Amanda Smith, Angelica Chica, Kawanda Williams, Alexandra Lin, and Marqueita Maynard.

Project Pink is a month-long special shopping program at Tampa’s Westfield Citrus Park Mall featuring exclusive discounts, events and giveaways in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Party is the signature event of Project Pink, featuring fall fashion shows and makeovers to showcase the season’s hottest trends.

This year, the Pink Party on Saturday, Oct. 15, was highlighted by the Pink Project Reveal, which paired 10 breast cancer survivors with 10 fashion design students from IADT. The students designed sportswear garments for Pink Project Reveal – all pink and all inspired by the individual woman who overcame the disease.

The survivors escorted the designers and models onto the runway. As the survivors’ individual stories of breast cancer were told, models paraded the garments that were inspired by those stories. Ticket proceeds went to the Shimberg Breast Center at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital.

The garments will remain on display at Citrus Park Mall through Oct. 31, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the designs. All of the proceeds from the raffle will also benefit the Shimberg Breast Center.

IADT Tampa Pink Party

Design by Alexandra Lin

IADT Tampa Pink Party

Design by Angelica Chica

IADT Tampa Pink Party

Design by Kawanda Williams



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