Fashion Show Benefits Local Cancer Survivors

Published 08/28 2014 05:40PM

Updated 08/28 2014 10:47PM

Local cancer survivors strutted their stuff at The Mill Winery in Abilene Thursday for the Cattle Baron's Style Show.

The American Cancer Society joined forces with with Wild Ones Boutique to put on the fashion show.

Women who have overcome cancer and local news personalities each modeled three outfits from Wild Ones boutique.

Cancer Survivor Andrea Wilson described the empowering experience, saying, "It was wonderful to be able to share this opportunity with other survivors and be able to show the community that there is another side to cancer where we go through it and come out as fighters and survivors on the other side."

For survivor Sunne Schaake, the support these events provide to enable more research is crucial.

"It's been such an honor to be part of this group and to be able to celebrate surviving such a disease...and that there is so much people out there ready to support and look for ways to improve our funds so that we can have more research and eventually get rid of cancer," Schaake said.

In addition to the fashion show, the audience enjoyed lunch, sangria and shopping at the Wild Ones trunk show.

Proceeds went to the American Cancer Society

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