This summer, a new event hosted by the Little Rock-based nonprofit Fighting Fancy will benefit support services for women with cancer.
Set for June 20, Rock the Runway is a New York-inspired runway show developed and chaired by Heather Mason Owens, breast cancer survivor and founder of Fighting Fancy, and Arkansas Business Publishing Group's very own Allyson Pittman, the daughter of UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation board member and inflammatory breast cancer survivor Stacy Sells.
Rock the Runway, which will be at Savoy 1620, 1620 Market Street, will showcase the latest fashion trends from central Arkansas designers and boutiques. Little Rock Soirée magazine is a presenting sponsor.
Proceeds will benefit the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)'s Ford Patient Support Pavilion, which will use its portion to enhance its programs for women with cancer, and Fighting Fancy, which will provide gift bags of personal care products for women who are being treated for cancer by a UAMS physician, in addition to other women experiencing cancer around the world.
Among the services offered at the Ford Patient Support Pavilion are social work support, educational material, computer access, a relaxation room, an interfaith chapel and a knitting group, along with a Wig and Hat Shop where each patient undergoing chemotherapy may receive a free wig and hats.
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