Fearless females take the stage during Heros in Heels


Fearless females take the stage during Heros in Heels

By RICHEL ALBRIGHT

Twenty-five beautiful, brave women graced the catwalk in Jamison Hall at The Factory in Franklin Thursday night to model some of the newest fashions as well as show the heroic faces of women battling breast cancer.

Twenty-five beautiful, brave women graced the catwalk in Jamison Hall at The Factory in Franklin Thursday night to model some of the newest fashions as well as show the heroic faces of women battling breast cancer.

For the seventh consecutive year, the Maryland Farms YMCA After Breast Cancer program has partnered with Belk to put on Heroes in Heels fashion show, which features women who have survived and are battling breast cancer.

This year, four of the 25 models have been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer, but as those women walked along the catwalk they looked fearless.

The ABC program began in 2000 at the Cool Springs Y and has since benefited more than 1,000 women at eight locations, helping them find their inner strength during the battle and road to recovery.

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The 2013 Heroes in Heels Fashion Show comes to a close

This year, the women modeled four styles as they strutted their stuff either on their own, with their families or one-to-one partners.

The eventes master of ceremony was none other than country-music singer Heidi Newfield, formally of the group Trick Pony.

Newfieldes bubbly personality was the perfect way to kick off the evening show and set the tone for the fun-filled event and the models walked down the catwalk in beautiful clothes and wearing beautiful smiles.

Proceeds from the event benefit the ABC program, which provides comprehensive nutrition, exercise and wellness services for free to breast cancer patients and survivors.

The 16-week program allows participants full access to the the Y, a custom wellness plan design by Pink Ribbon Certified personal trainers, and nutrition counseling from registered dietitians and, of course, encouragement and support from the staff members, fellow patients and survivors.

Richel Albright is a reporter with Franklin Home Page. She can be contacted at richel@franklinhomepage.com or you can follow her on Twitter @rwalbright.ee

About The Author

Kelly Gilfillan is the owner-publisher of Home Page Media Group which has been publishing hyperlocal news since 2009.

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