Betty Puskar Breast Cancer Fashion show set for Oct. 25

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The 2010 Betty Puskar Breast Cancer Fashion Show featuring breast cancer survivors and local women as models will be held on Monday, Oct. 25 at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown. The event honors breast cancer survivors, raises awareness about breast cancer and serves as a fundraiser for the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center at West Virginia University.

“What makes the fashion show such a special occasion is knowing that it’s all about the survivors,” Judith Schreiman, M.D., radiologist at the Breast Care Center, said. “Seeing their reassuring smiles as they sashay up the runway is so inspiring. They may be fashion models for a day, but more importantly they are role models every day to women who may be battling breast cancer.”

This year’s show, “Fashion through the Decades,” will include a display of clothing dating back to the 1920s. Original pink designs made by students at the WVU Division of Design and Merchandising will also be on display. One will be chosen as the winner of “Project Runway,” and both the student designer and her model will have the opportunity to walk the runway. The show will also include a special feature runway show by New York designer, Kenneth D. King.  To view his designs see

Fashion show tickets are $60 and available for purchase at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.  Attendees will be treated to hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and raffles from 6 p.m. until the runway show starts at 7 p.m. Models will sport fashions from Coni & Franc, Vance’s Blues, Tanner’s Alley and the WVU Division of Design and Merchandising. Spa Roma will provide hairstyling and make-up. At 8 p.m. there will be an after party for attendees to meet the designers and models for a reception, cocktails, silent auction and raffle. Prize winners can pick up their prizes at 9:15 as the event concludes.

Attendees will have opportunities to donate to the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center during the event. While free, self-parking is available, valet parking will be a $5 donation with proceeds going to the Breast Care Center.

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 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.

For information about the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center see

For information about the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at WVU see

For more information: Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
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