Women cancer survivors take part in fashion show

18 Nov 2014 / 18:08 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven women cancer survivors took to the stage along with other female models to showcase the Muslim fashion trends at the Islamic Fashion Festival held here today.
The women walked the ramp at the fashion show, titled 'Giving hope, Touching hearts', as an experiential therapy to uplift the spirit and morale of cancer survivors.
The three-hour event, held at a hotel here, was attended by the Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim.
It was organised by Pink Unity, a non-governmental organisation in support of women cancer survivors, in collaboration with the Islamic Fashion Festival.
Pink Unity president Salmah Stewart, who is a cancer survivor, said that being involved in events like this gives the cancer survivors hope and opportunity to be a part of the community.
The NGO is run solely by women cancer survivors as a support group for all types of cancer and has as its concept "By Survivors, for Survivors".
"We hope to drive home the message that despite facing challenges, cancer survivors can still look and feel good," said Salmah.
The event featured a wide range of fashion from various young designers such as Calvin Thoo, Salikin Sidek and Jarumas from Malaysia besides designers from Singapore and Indonesia.


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