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Florida Hospital Fish Memorial and Macy’s team up for Pink by Design, raise $10,000 for breast cancer patients at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
posted Dec 4, 2013 - 11:59:12am
On Sunday, Oct. 6, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial and Macy’s at Seminole Towne Center teamed up for Pink by Design, a private shopping experience that raised more than $10,000 for breast cancer patients.
The event showcased a 2013 fall fashion show featuring breast cancer survivors as models and comedian Dean Napolitano as special guest MC.
In addition, the evening included complimentary make-up consultations, fashion experts, gifts and gift drawings. Pink By Design guests even enjoyed Photo Mingle, an interactive experience that brings together the features of a photo booth and guestbook and immediately uploads photos to Facebook.
During this event, five percent of sales throughout every department at Macy’s at Seminole Towne Center in Sanford was donated to the Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Foundation, where every dollar raised will provide funding for screening mammograms and diagnostic imaging of the breast for local women in need.
Karen Danielson, 51, of DeBary said she was taken “totally by surprise” when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. A routine mammogram did not detect the cancer, but the procedure caused unusual pain to her upper chest wall, which led her physician to find the tumor. After the diagnosis, Danielson said “an angel was sent to me – my sister, an oncology nurse.” With her husband John, and her sister Dawn Bryk at her side, Danielson was able to get through the treatment not just once, but twice when the cancer returned in 2006.
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