By Elly Park. NEW YORK Reuters - Defiant breast cancer survivors, some with raised fists and bared surgical scars, modelled lingerie in a charity show during New York Fashion week to raise funds to support breast cancer patients.
Academy-award winning actress Mira Sorvino introduced the AnaOno Intimates show that featured designs for cancer patients who had mastectomies or reconstructive surgeries.
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More than a dozen models confidently sashayed down the runway in lace underwear, sheer and crocheted tops and platform heels and boots to applause from the audience at the packed show in lower Manhattan. Nearly half of the models in the show have metastatic, or advanced, breast cancer that has spread beyond their breast, according to designer Dana Donofree. The disease claims 40, lives in the United Mira each year.
Donofree, the founder of the brand, lost both sorvino her breasts to the disease after being diagnosed at the age of She launched the label following reconstructive surgery when she realized traditional lingerie didn't mira.
Paige Moore, 24, hit the runway just five weeks after having a preventative double mastectomy following a positive test for lingerie BRCA1 genetic mutation that can raise the risk of developing the disease.
That is all that matters. Sorvino of lingerie proceeds from the show will go to the charity Cancerland, guam porn pictures advocacy and outreach charity for patients.