Posted on Jun 11, 2016 by Fly Beyond Cancer

Photographer Caroline Lacoste and fashion stylist Karen Chaplin, hosted a fashion show at the Great Hall May 29th, to raise awareness of the free cancer survivor services offered by Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation.

Cancer Survivor Tessa Smith on the runway in bikini by Sensuelle & Chic
Cancer Survivor Tessa Smith on the runway in bikini by Sensuelle & Chic

4 live performances accompanied the show to designers such as Thomas Henry Made, Narces, Hendrix Roe, Diseiye, Sensuelle & Chic, Fluevog Shoes, King's Cover, Lady Mosquito, Varsity Brown and Neck Couture. 8 Cancer Survivors were part of the runway show, inspiring the crowd with their courage and strength to 'fly beyond' this terrible disease. 2 Guest speakers, Tessa Smith and Annie Parker- both Cancer survivors, instilled emotion in the crowd after hearing of their fight with cancer and how they moved forward in their lives.

An auction accompanied performances by comedians Coko Galore and Daphney Joseph, and musicians such as Lera Salt, Christopher George, Elise Mariah and Brian Unger with percussionist Tyler Lamanna.

The goal was to raise $1000.00 for Wellspring,but with Carepath coming forward as a sponsor for the event, almost $3000.00 was raised.

The Thomas Henry Made line-up
The Thomas Henry Made line-up

After the show, designers came forward offering Wellspring their own referrals for volunteers and future support to continue working with cancer survivors and do whatever they can to help. New connections were made with other health care providers as well.

A very emotional day, but worthwhile to spread the news that there are ways to Fly Beyond Cancer.

King's cover umbrellas on the runway
King's cover umbrellas on the runway
Christopher George sang the blues to mens wear on the runway
Christopher George sang the blues to mens wear on the runway
Hendrix Roe stylist joined the runway
Hendrix Roe stylist joined the runway

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