Loma Linda University Health System Brings Breast Cancer Survivors Together for 5th Annual ‘The Pink Runway’ Breast Cancer Reconstruction Seminar and Fashion Show

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“The Pink Runway” will feature breast cancer survivors who received post-mastectomy reconstruction surgery as models showcasing the latest fashions from Macy’s.

In this file photo from last year, breast cancer survivors who received reconstruction surgery modeled the latest fashions from Macy’s during the Fourth annual “The Pink Runway” fashion show.

A memorable and inspiring day of empowerment is anticipated as Loma Linda University Health System Department of Plastic Surgery hosts the 5th annual “The Pink Runway” Breast Cancer Reconstruction Seminar and Fashion Show on Sept. 29.

“The Pink Runway” will feature breast cancer survivors who received post-mastectomy reconstruction surgery as models showcasing the latest fashions from Macy’s. This year’s event, sponsored by K-FROG music radio station, also features a new format, with informative and exciting seminars preceding the fashion show.

"We have planned a very special program for this fifth edition of The Pink Runway combining an educational program with stellar presenters with our amazing fashion show supporting breast cancer awareness,” said Dr. Subhas Gupta, chairman of Loma Linda University Health System Department of Plastic Surgery.

“We are expecting a huge turnout from the Inland Empire to support our breast reconstruction campaign,” he said.

K-FROG personality Heather Froglear will host the fashion show, which will feature special appearances by Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey, and Tina Sugandh and Tarz Ludwigsen, the stars of the Bravo TV series “Newlyweds.”

The event starts at noon, with The Pink Carpet arrivals and photos; followed by breakout sessions at 1 p.m.; and seating for The Pink Runway Fashion Show at 3:30 p.m. “The Pink Runway” will be held at Riverside Auditorium and Events Center, 3485 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, Calif. 92501. Tickets cost from $35 to $45 and may be purchased at http://www.ThePinkRunway.com or by calling 909-558-5566. Proceeds from the event will benefit Loma Linda University Health System Department of Plastic Surgery’s breast cancer reconstruction education and research efforts.

Among the topics and presenters for the break-out sessions are:
“Food for Thought,” a discussion about the link between diet and health, presented by Andrew Woodward, registered dietitian at Loma Linda University Cancer Center.
“Ask the Experts,” a freewheeling discussion about breast reconstruction options, moderated by Dr. Linda Wat Jacobson, and a panel of physicians, including: Dr. Derek Cody, Dr. Michael Hill, and Dr. Hahns Kim.
“The Mind/Body Connection,” a session on exercise, yoga and relaxation techniques, presented by Daniel and Shawna Head, owners and instructors of The Yoga Room in Redlands, Calif.
“Your Time To Shine,” a discussion that focuses on tips for looking your best, presented by Dr. Gupta.

“A lot of work goes into this event by our entire team, and this year, there's going to be a little more fun with our planned celebrity game show in which members of our audience will have a chance to participate,” Dr. Gupta said.

Photo Caption: In this file photo from last year, breast cancer survivors who received reconstruction surgery modeled the latest fashions from Macy’s during the Fourth annual “The Pink Runway” fashion show. The fifth edition of the show is set for Sept. 29 at the Riverside Auditorium and Events Center.

About Loma Linda University Health System (LLUHS)

Loma Linda University Health System is the network of over 900 physicians who have staff privileges at Loma Linda University Health (LLUH). Many of these board-certified physicians are pioneers and leaders in their field. LLUH includes Loma Linda University's eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center's six hospitals and the faculty physicians located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Established in 1905, LLUH is a global leader in education, research and clinical care. It offers over 100 academic programs and provides quality health care to 40,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatients each year. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, LLUH is a faith-based health system with a mission "to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ."

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