Students hold Passionately Pink fashion show to raise money for breast cancer research

By Kelli Blackshear on 10/25/2010

   
   

 

A pink dress from Blush.
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lipscomb University student groups are hosting the Strutting for the Cause: Passionately Pink fashion show at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Shamblin Theatre.
 
Cost to attend is $2, and luminary bags to write the name of breast cancer victims or survivors cost $1. All proceeds will go to the local Susan G. Komen for the cure for cancer research.
 
The show is coordinated  by the Lipscomb University residence life department, Student Government Association, the fashion merchandising students, and the women’s on-campus social clubs.
 
The show will be hosted by Kacy Hagerty, a Lipscomb alumna and Channel 4 anchorwoman. The Passionately Pink fashion show will also be featured on Channel 4’s midday talk show, Better Nashville, at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26.
 
The idea for this fashion show fundraiser started with Elam Hall head resident Danielle Sims and her resident assistants. They spread the word among Elam residents, women’s social clubs and the fashion merchandising majors, who were all excited to play a part in raising money for breast cancer, Sims said. Currently, there are over 30 students involved in the fashion show coordination.
 
“A resident in my dorm last year lost her mom to breast cancer, and I was really inspired by her strength,” Sims said. “Breast cancer affects people everywhere, no matter what race or socio-economic status. It touches one in eight women. This event is a great opportunity for the women on campus to come together and do something big.”
 
This is the first year a breast cancer benefit fashion show has been held at Lipscomb, but Elam Hall residence staff plans to continue it every October, Sims said.
 
The fashion merchandising students will play a major role in the show production providing styling, music, hair styling, makeup, set decoration and ticket sales. 
 
Several fashion styles and brands will be included in the show including three local boutiques: Studio 615, Serendipity and Blush. These stores provide styles that are comfortable and cute, and the pieces can be dressed up or played down, Sims said.
 
Studio 615 in Nashville.