Students take to the runway in support of breast cancer

Seniors Jordan Dobrinsky, Savannah Hoover, Katie Georges and Vera Sacks have been busy preparing for Project Pink, the fashion event of the year, as the students have teamed together to present a fashion show to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. in the Hackney Theater.

Student Jordan models a dress in the Pose for Pink fashion show at Norfolk Collegiate in 2015. Photo courtesy of Jim Morrison ( fashion show is an annual senior project that benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support women diagnosed with breast cancer.

“I have a lot of family members and friends affected by breast cancer,” said Jordan ’17. “I really wanted to do something positive around the area as Hampton Roads is a big contributor to Susan G. Komen. I wanted to help out, and this is a really good way. It’s a fashion show in honor of survivors.”

“My older sister did the fashion show, and ever since then I wanted to do the fashion show and help contribute to Susan G. Komen,” said Vera. “My aunt is a survivor of breast cancer, and I’m trying to help other families.”

Together, the students have learned the importance of the efforts involved with bringing such an event to life, including the importance of time management, organization and communication skills.

“I’ve really learned how to be more organized,” said Jordan. “We’ve had to reach out to a lot of adults and organizations for donations, and that’s really hard to do.”

The team has secured donations from the following businesses: The Franklin Johnston Group; Xylem Tree Service; Sacks & Sacks; Damuth Trane; Beskins & Associates; Doumar’s; TASTE; O’s Donuts and Jody’s Popcorn, to name a few.

While there isn’t a charge for admission, the students are asking for a suggested donation at the door. The proceeds from the event will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Come and support our students as 70 Oaks model the latest fashions in hopes of raising $10,000 for breast cancer.