Candy’s Place Eighth Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon

Everyone going through this has one thing in common at The Center for Cancer Wellness — You don’t walk alone and there is hope for the journey.

From pink for breast cancer to black for melanoma, from blue for colon cancer to orange for kidney cancer, outfits of all colors took over the runway at the eighth annual Candy’s Place Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Woodlands Inn.

Candy’s Place is a cancer wellness center in Forty Fort where patients receive free services like support groups, exercise classes, massage therapy, yoga and meditation sessions, reflexology, and educational workshops. Fundraisers like the fashion show keep these programs alive.

Over 200 attendees watched as cancer patients and survivors, both women and men, modeled outfits from NEPA retailers like Buka, White House Black Market, Sarno & Son, J. Jill, and Boden. Each model’s outfit coordinated with his or her cancer ribbon.

The show aimed to empower the models, but also inform the audience about various types of cancer. Although cancer affected each person differently, they all found emotional and physical healing at Candy’s Place.

In addition to the fashion show, attendees enjoyed lunch, a basket raffle, and vendors selling jewelry, clothing, makeup, and candies.

You can attend a fundraiser, donate, or volunteer to support Candy’s Place and help cancer patients work toward a hopeful, healthy future. For more information visit cancerwellnessnepa.org.

 

 

By: Jill Patton, King’s College, DiscoverNEPA Intern

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