Fashionably Pink to Feature Exciting Additions in 2012

Left to right: 104.7’s Kyle Unfug, Mexico’s Top Model Jo Lance and GoDaddy girl Leeann Dearing

The Fashionably Pink Celebrity Show benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® Phoenix kicks off Phoenix Fashion Week for the fourth consecutive year on Wednesday, October 3rd. To emphasize the importance of this show, Phoenix Fashion Week has added another day to their calendar, with the show taking place at the Musical Instrument Museum, and the three days following will be hosted at Talking Stick Resort. “This is the fourth year we are raising much needed awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen. “I am very proud of the work Phoenix Fashion Week is doing for the breast cancer survivors in making them the stars of the runway,” Executive Director Brian Hill said.

For the first time ever, Phoenix Fashion Week is thrilled to welcome Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® Founder and CEO, Nancy Brinker, as the evening’s honored guest!  The night’s supporting sponsors also include Bank of America, Mastercard, MIM and Mayo Clinic.“Mayo Clinic in Arizona’s Cancer Center team is comprised of nearly 200 specialized physicians and scientists dedicated to guiding those with  breast cancer through their journey through expert care, state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge clinical trials.Mayo Clinic’s mission also includes education. It’s important to our team to be out in our local communities supporting events aimed at helping men and women learn about breast cancer awareness,” says Donald Northfelt, M.D., Associate Medical Director of the Breast Clinic at Mayo Clinic. 

104.7’s JohnJay Van Es

Bank of America is another returning sponsor this year and is thrilled to continue their support of breast cancer awareness and Fashionably Pink. “Breast cancer has touched all of us in some way – family members, co-workers, and friends – and Bank of America is proud to be able to help promote the Susan G. Komen® cause through the availability of Pink Ribbon Banking products,”said Harlan Clark, a Bank of America Senior Vice President for the Susan G. Komen Partnership.  “In addition to our product suite, we are pleased to serve as a Race for the CureSurvivor Program Co-Sponsor and the Presenting Sponsor of the Susan G. Komen 3Day Series.  The Phoenix Fashion Week’s Fashionably Pink event creates an avenue for us to extend our reach and bring awareness of the partnership to a new audience and we are extremely proud to be associated with the event”.

The evening will begin with a glamorous cocktail party at 7pm, featuring a red carpet entrance for photo opportunities, mingling with local tastemakers, live music and a charitable silent auction featuring fabulous vacations to New York City, the Grammys and more, all provided by Charity Fundraising Packages.

FOX 10 morning host Kristin Anderson

The “Pinked Out” fashion show will begin at 8pm, where an amazing lineup of celebrities, including 104.7 radio hosts JohnJay and Rich and Kyle, America’s Next Top Model Brittany Brown, and survivors alike will grace the runway in their pink-inspired ensembles, created by many of Phoenix Fashion Week’s emerging and established designers. “People think life on the runway is easy. I’m here to tell you, it’s not easy! Being a fashion icon is tough, but I do it! The cause is why I do it…I look good in pink, for the people!” said JohnJay Van Es. Being a Fashionably Pink veteran, 104.7’s Kyle Unfug looks forward to working her runway walk every year. “I was so honored to be a part of such a positive event for such an incredible cause that affects women everywhere.”

We are also excited to welcome back Fox 10 morning host Kristin Anderson, who had some serious runway moves last year for Fashionably Pink, and we can’t wait to see what she’ll do this year! “The ‘Fashionably Pink’ show is the event I wait for every year… I am hardly a model, but I LOVE walking in the show because the energy is off the charts! The survivors who strut the runway are so inspiring – every year it gets better and better. I’m honored to walk beside them, and I wouldn’t miss this show!”

Phoenix Fashion Week works hard year after year to help our local breast cancer

22-year survivor Sharon Carlson

survivors to feel like true heroes of the runway. Pamela McCall of Mayo Clinic is thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the show again this year and offers up some words of wisdom for other surivors. “As far as we know, you are the only one you ever made or that will ever be made, the only you who will pass this way in the Universe. So live life, love God, and do you! Be happy!” Another of our Fashionably Pink veteran favorites is 22-year breast cancer survivor Sharon Carlson. “By putting on this event, Fashionably Pink is showing everyone how important breast cancer awareness is to the fashion community. By raising funds for research and prevention, they are helping to find an end to breast cancer and to give woman all over the state a chance to live.”

Perhaps one of the most anticipated looks of the evening is a show stopping pink gown that will close the show by one of the most exciting designers on the global fashion stage, Dubai-based Furne One, whose creations have been seen on Heidi Klum, Katy Perry, and Jennifer Lopez.

The evening’s glamorous after party will commence immediately following the fashion show.

Don’t miss out on the chicest PINK’D OUT party of the year! To purchase your tickets before we SELL OUT, visit our Eventbrite page!

Article by Lauren Pfingstag for Phoenix Fashion Week

“The Resource For All Things Fashionable”

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