Mental Health Relationships

Break Free NYFW Collaborates with Fashion Fights Cancer to Raise Awareness on Cancer Research

Break Free NYFW is thrilled to announce that we are partnering up with Fashion Fights Cancer to give away two VIP tickets at our Designer Showcase featuring Project Runway’s Helen Castillo, Renee Cafaro, and Ashley Alt, with guest speaker and breast cancer survivor, Bershan Shaw of the Real Housewives of New York, as well as breast cancer survivor and model, Christine Handy who will be rocking the runway. Read More

Break Free NYFW is thrilled to announce that we are partnering up with Fashion Fights Cancer to give away two VIP tickets at our Designer Showcase featuring Project Runway’s Helen Castillo, Renee Cafaro, and Ashley Alt, with guest speaker and breast cancer survivor, Bershan Shaw of the Real Housewives of New York, as well as breast cancer survivor and model, Christine Handy who will be rocking the runway.

Founded in 2004, Fashion Fights Cancer is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers innovative and therapeutic programs in fashion and design. Its mission is to nurture the minds, bodies, and souls of cancer patients and survivors through fashion and design-oriented activities while supporting all communities that deal with mental health.

FFC was founded to act as a sanctuary for cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones. In collaboration with local communities, impactful brands, hospitals, therapists, and international fashion houses. FFC seeks to empower those who have been affected by the devastating illness of cancer in any way, shape, or form throughout the United States and internationally.

Alexandra Nyman, CEO and Founder of Break Free NYFW remarked on this collaboration by saying, “It is an honor to be able to work with Fashion Fights Cancer on this initiative. I lost my father to colon cancer when I was twelve years old. His passing was sudden and grueling. We learned he had lived with colon cancer for nearly a decade before it was detected, and by that time it was unfortunately too late. I do my best to spread awareness about this disease, and to encourage others to attend their screenings to avoid the heartache my father and our family endured.” 

To enter for the chance to win the two VIP tickets, simply follow @fashionfightscancer, @breakfreenyfw, and @christinehandy1 on Instagram. Like the original Instagram post by Fashion Fights Cancer, and Tag a friend you would like to take to the showcase with you.

You can gain a bonus entry by adding the post to your story and tagging @fashionfightscancer. The giveaway is running from Thursday, August 25th, and ends Sunday, August 28th, 2022 at 11:59 pm. The winner will be announced via Instagram story on Monday, August 29th, 2022 on the Fashion Fights Cancer account.

The Break Free NYFW Designer Showcase will be held in the Grand Hall at St. Mary’s 440 Grand Street NYC, NY 10002 on Saturday, September 10th, 2022. Doors open at 6 pm, show begins at 7 pm. For more information on the showcase, visit www.breakfreenyfw.com/. 

Alexandra