Survivors Celebrate at Pink Runway: “Cancer, You Can’t Break My Soul!”

Although the rain drove Maimonides Health’s 9th Annual Pink Runway Fashion Show from its outdoor setting in the 11th-hour, this year’s group of inspiring breast cancer survivors shined extra brightly, walking the runway in celebration of life, loved ones, and the care teams who have made fighting this disease their life’s work.

“I’m walking the Pink Runway to show other survivors like me that it takes strides to flourish and progress,” said Andria Faraday. “Nothing starts without the first step.”

This October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked Pink Runway’s 9th year. Held at the Dyker Heights Beach Club, the glamorous fashion show was accompanied by event speakers, live music, food and cocktails, with families, loved ones, doctors, and nurses all gathered to celebrate each survivor’s unique journey.

“As doctors, it is the ultimate gift to be able to see our patients walk down the runway, celebrating life alongside their family and friends,” said Dr. Patrick Borgen, Chair of the Department of Surgery and Head of the Breast Center at Maimonides. “At Maimonides, our dedicated team of doctors and nurses are proud to be able to provide world-class care, right here in Brooklyn, and Pink Runway helps make that possible.”

All Pink Runway proceeds will benefit the state-of-the-art treatment, detection, and research at Maimonides Breast Center.

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