Just when you thought Breast Cancer Awareness Month was over. Kent State’s Dunya Jeane Student Organization & Not Just October Organization present Paint the Runway Pink Fashion Show. Showcasing the work of students fashion abilities to raise money for families affected by breast cancer. TV’2 Aja Phillips has the story. . .
This fashion show is to highlight that Breast Cancer awareness doesn’t stop in October. Over seven different stylists and designers looks will be featured in the show.
Dunya Jeane Student Organization is partnering with the nonprofit organization, Not Just October (NJO) to host a fashion show, “Paint the Runway Pink”, Friday, Dec. 5, in the Kiva at 7 p.m.
The fashion show is to raise awareness about the risks of breast cancer and to highlight that Breast Cancer awareness doesn’t stop in October.
Tickets are $5 and will be available for purchase in the Kent State Student Center Dec. 3, from 6 – 9 p.m. and Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. They will also be available at the door on the night of the show.
NJO, Lavar Jacobs found this organization in Akron, Ohio and it began August 2014. He always wanted to do it and finally went forward with it.
“The reason I started the organization and why it’s so important to me is because my mother actually had breast cancer and she passed away in 2009,” said Jacobs.
Dunya Jeane is also a clothing line that expresses culture. All of the apparel inspired by the flags and symbols of cultures and countries.
President of Dunya Jeane Student Organization, Cree Pippen said, “Our mission is to celebrate diversity throughout the world, one campus at a time. We empower our customers to be proud of where they come from.”
A few pieces were featured in the fashion show.
Freshman, Kenya Battle has a 9 out of 11 chance of getting breast cancer because it is hereditary on her moms side. All of her aunts have it expect for her mother.
All the proceeds from the fashion show benefit the families that are supported by Not Just October.
To learn more about Not Just October and Dunya Jeane be sure to visit www.notjustoctober.org and www.dunyajeane.com for more information.
Women are recommended to receive annual mammograms starting at age 40 even if they have no symptoms or family history of breast cancer. I’m Aja Phillips for TV2 News.