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Designer Debuts Collection for Women with Breast Surgeries at New York Fashion Week

February 16, 2018

For one week a year, emerging designers and fashion icons crowd the Big Apple to display their latest collections.  It’s part of New York Fashion Week.  But the runway isn’t just reserved for the biggest luxury brands.

Ana Ono Founder

AnaOno founder Dana Donofree

This year, Project #Cancerland and AnaOno, a small business that designs clothing and lingerie for women who have had a mastectomy, breast reconstruction or other breast surgery, offered 30 patients a chance to rock their latest designs on the catwalk and show how the right threads can empower anyone.

“Today, we do something bigger than fashion. Today, we show the world that women are strong, and that this disease does not discriminate. This is fashion with a purpose,” shared AnaOno founder Dana Donofree, who started the line after her own battle with breast cancer.

Many of the models in the AnaOno show have metastatic breast cancer, also called stage IV or the most advanced stage of breast cancer. One hundred percent of the money raised benefits METAvivor, an organization whose goal is to bring new therapies to market and extend the lives of those living with metastatic cancer.

Kristina Tripplett traveled from Houston, Texas to participate. “The message I would like to send to women is to love yourself, embrace yourself, and have fun with it.  You’re living, so enjoy the fact that you’re alive.”

Cancerland Collage



Comments

    Cristine Albert says:

    Thank you,Danadonafree and FedEx for making this journey and opportunity a reality on a major platform, informing, inspiring and keeping the conversation, and cures coming.

    Charlene Jones says:

    3 generations of women in my family have delt with breast Cancer your all so beautiful! don’t let your body determine who you are inside !

    Mary says:

    Whata beautiful opportunity to show the strength of woman. My mother and sisters lost their precious life’s back in the early 60’s to breast cancer…Bless these woman for their courage…

    Ginger Ross says:

    Just lost my 1st cousin to breast cancer this past week. She would have so loved this event. I have lost two aunts to breast cancer as well. I am confident that we will find a cure. Thanks FedEx for your unwavering support for all humanity.

    Fran says:

    Breasts do not determine femininity….your spirit and strength make you sexy. I applaud you.

    Taneika says:

    Hats off to all the lovely women who participated in that wonderful event!

    Diana says:

    thank you so much Dana for you beautiful and amazing journey and for the beautiful Ladies that have this opportunity in there life to show there hope there faith and there strength God bless you all

    Heidi says:

    The fashions are beautiful, but it’s the women wearing them who make them SHINE! Thank you Dana for making women feel as beautiful as they truly are!

    Marianna.Rodriguez says:

    Thank you Dana for sharing such wonderful clothes you are a true inspiration to all woman whom have gone a difficult time in there lives and have felt that no one could understand what it feels to loose a piece of there bodies. I have not gone through this myself but I know women in my life whom have and I have held them in my arms. And have cried with them. Thank you again for your beautiful clothes that make woman feel beautiful again. God
    Bless.

    Danielle Arnold says:

    Inspiring read, it so so great to see the fashion industry evolve!

    MARILYN D VITAL says:

    THANK YOU DANA..THIS IS WONDERFUL..ALL THE WOMEN ROCK IN THOSE BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES..I AM A BREAST CANER SURVIVOR AND A 30YR FEDEX EMPLOYEE AN NO WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE IS DEFINED BY THEIR BREAST OR BODY…THANK YOU SO MUCH….

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