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Fashion show in Lackawanna raises funds for Komen

The Pink Elegance on Parade fashion show was held on Sunday February 20 at the Radisson at Lackawaana Station hotel, according to The Scranton Times-Tribune.

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure organized the event, which was attended by more the 500 people attending, mostly dressed in pink. Tickets were sold out, according to the news source.

"Everybody knows somebody affected by breast cancer. And you can't help but support this," Laurie Cadden, co-chariwoman of the event, told news outlet.

Among the women who modeled fashion from Coldwater Creek, Lee's Denim Diner, Luna Bleu and Suburban Casuals, was Shawna Corcoran, to whom the audience gave a standing ovation when she walked down the runway. Shawna lost a leg to cancer when she was 5 months old.

Since its 1982 founding, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has invested more than $1.5 billion in breast cancer awareness and research. Amputations due to cancer usually involve a lower limb, according to the Amputee Coalition Organization.

More than 10 times as many supporters came to the event on Sunday compared to the group's inaugural fundraiser, first held 7 years ago. 
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