Fashion show raises $22,000 for breast care center

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Betty Puskar Breast Care Center at West Virginia University is $22,000 richer thanks to widespread community support shown during the 2009 Betty Puskar Breast Cancer Fashion Show at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown.

A crowd of more than 300 came to the annual event, held in October, that honors breast cancer survivors and raises awareness about the disease.

Ten breast cancer survivors joined local women and the WVU cheerleaders to model fashions from Coni & Franc, Jack & Jill and Vance’s Blues.  Morgantown’s Spa Roma provided hairstyling and make-up.

“I look forward to this night every year,” said Londia Goff, a six-year breast cancer survivor who has been modeling in the show for the past five years.  “I just love it.  Everyone involved treats you so nice, and it’s a great way to encourage women who may be battling breast cancer.”

The show also included a runway show by New York designer Nicolas Martinez.

Show included New York designer Nicolas Martinez and models

The Betty Puskar Breast Care Center provides state-of-the-art technology and maintains an active program of educational outreach aimed at prevention and early detection.  It is part of the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.

The Breast Care Center was created through the generosity of Betty Puskar, a Morgantown philanthropist, who was treated out-of-state for breast cancer.  She wanted to establish a center where West Virginia women could receive the highest quality of care close to home.

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Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
SS: 10-30-09

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