For Immediate Release: August 19, 2010 Contact: Lisa Farides
Local Breast Cancer Survivors Model in “Pink Carpet” Fashion Show
The Donna Foundation and Parkway Plastic Surgery Host Benefit at The Florida Theatre
JACKSONVILLE, FL (8/19/10) – Please join us for a night to remember. On October 7, more than 20 breast cancer reconstruction patients of Parkway Plastic Surgery’s Dr. Rebecca Glasser will prove it as they sashay down the runway during “An Evening on the Pink Carpet,” hosted by The Donna Foundation and Parkway Plastic Surgery and presented by MIA Styling and Mentor Worldwide, LLC.
An Evening on the Pink Carpet will feature a special presentation and fashion show at 7:30 p.m. at The Florida Theatre, 128 East Forsythe Street, in Downtown Jacksonville. A 6:00 p.m. VIP reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for VIP ticket holders takes place prior to the presentation. First Coast News Anchor and three-time breast cancer survivor Donna Deegan, founder of the Donna Foundation, will host a pre-show special during the evening newscasts on WTLV-12 and WJXX-25. Proceeds will benefit First Coast women living with breast cancer.
“Besides the obvious physical effects, breast cancer can take a devastating toll on a woman’s emotions even after her cancer is removed or goes into remission,” says Dr. Rebecca Glasser of Parkway Plastic Surgery. “We specialize in post-mastectomy reconstructive surgery that helps restore a breast cancer survivor’s look and her confidence. We’re looking forward to seeing our patients grace the runway, looking and feeling beautiful and helping fellow and future breast cancer survivors do the same.”
Tickets for An Evening on the Pink Carpet are available through The Florida Theatre (www.floridatheatre.com) and are $30, $45 and $75. Levels constitute preferential seating and admission to the VIP reception.
About Parkway Plastic Surgery: Located in Jacksonville’s Southside, Parkway Plastic Surgery is led by Dr. David Mobley and Dr. Rebecca Glasser and offers an array of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures for the face, breast and body. Dr. Mobley and Dr. Glasser are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.More information about Dr. Mobley and Dr. Glasser can be found online at www.ParkwayPlasticSurgery.com.
About the Donna Foundation: Founded by longtime Jacksonville news anchor Donna Deegan, the Donna Foundation provides financial assistance to First Coast women battling breast cancer to help cover mortgages, car payments, utilities costs, etc. during their treatments. A three-time breast cancer survivor, Deegan is author of two books exploring breast cancer issues, The Good Fight and Through Rose Colored Glasses. www.donnafoundation.org
About Mia Styling: Founded by fashion stylist Melissa Intemann, MIA Styling offers an array of image consulting and set styling services to individuals and businesses including fashion styling for photo/film shoots and fashion shows, wardrobe consulting, personal shopping, make-up, hair and gift giving services. Intemann divides her time between her Ponte Vedra Beach, FL home and offices in New York, Savannah and Tampa. www.miastyling.com
About Mentor Worldwide, LLC: Mentor Worldwide, LLC is parent company to Mentor Corp., a global leader in aesthetic surgery products. Headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, the company has manufacturing and research operations in the United States; Mauritius, France and the Netherlands and employs nearly 1,300 professionals worldwide. Its Mentor Solutions division offers practice management consultancy services for cosmetic practices nationwide. www.mentorsolutions.com