Monday, September 16, 2002
Fashion Forward: Fashion Fighting Breast Cancer
Need an excuse to go shopping? We've got one for you. When you buy fashions this week-- from the right stores-- the money goes toward a good cause. The nightteam's Belkys Nerey explains how you can help fight breast cancer as she takes us Fashion Forward.
(WSVN) -- 6 million dollars and counting...
That's how much the world of high fashion has helped raise over the past 3 years with the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Campaign...
And once again Saks Fifth avenue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America is teaming up to host the fourth annual Fashion Targets Breast Cancer shopping weekend.
"Saks Fifth Avenue is a women's company, 80 percent of our customers are female, 75 percent of our workforce is female. What better than Saks Fifth Avenue sponsoring such an important cause that relates to women everywhere..."
From September 18th through the 21st Saks stores nationwide will donate a percentage of their sales to local and national breast cancer charities... and designers like Betsey Johnson have personal reasons for getting involved.
She says, "I got involved in this campaign in a very big way in that I had breast cancer much to my surprise an implant burst and there was my little tumor and so breast cancer became very important to me..."
All funds from this Target t-shirt,
This specially designed charm bracelet
And this Coach tote will be donated.
And a portion of sales from this Michele watch will go to charity.
It's an initiative supermodel Iman is passionate about.
Iman says, "I think it is my responsibility as a woman to be part of an organization such as this, as we need to discuss openly, freely with young girls the importance of mammograms and early detection and all that comes with it..."
This is your chance to do some serious shopping for a serious cause...check out Saks at Bal Harbour and Dadeland Mall beginning this Wednesday through Saturday...locally, the proceeds go to Mount Sinai Medical Center's Cancer Lifeline.
Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Targets Breast Cancer
For info about the Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Targets Cancer launch party on September 18th from 6-9pm call:
Saks Fifth Avenue