PAOLI, Pa. (WLVT) – More than 100 people came to the second annual Rock the Runway fashion show at Van Cleve Bridal on Oct. 17, many sporting their own stylish outfits. Partly because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it was all in support of Unite for Her, a nonprofit helping women in the Philadelphia region diagnosed with breast cancer.
“It’s something that I fortunately have not experienced, but so many of my loved ones have,” said Van Cleve owner Deborah Van Cleve. I want to put forward women helping women to survive and beat breast cancer.
One of those women is Doris Macey, who was diagnosed with breast cancer this past January. “Mine was six different treatments every three weeks. I was on five different chemos at the same time,” Macey said. “So it takes a toll on your body.” Macey’s cancer is now in remission but she said it changed her forever.
“You don’t realize it until you go through this yourself. Your normal is now different,” Macey said. “You have a whole new world of normalcy with going through breast cancer.”
During her treatment, Macey received services from the beneficiary of the fundraiser, Unite for Her.