Celebration of Life Event – Fashion for a Great Cause
By: Sydney Mahl / Fashionably Austin Editor
Fashion and charity often mix together to produce the best results, and the 19th annual Celebration of Life Luncheon hosted
by Zeta Tau Alpha was no exception. Benefitting the Seton Breast Care Center and the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation, models clad in Neiman Marcus’ 2017 Spring/ Summer line took to the runway to the delight of the guests in the JW Marriott’s Grand Ballroom. Event Photos Here!
Neiman Marcus presented the fashions for the runway show and helped forecast top spring and summer trends. “Stripes are huge this season. Also fully loaded, which is lots of beautiful embellishment, detail and embroidery, and neutrals are also important this season with a focus on green and khaki,” Neiman Marcus Public Relations Manager Jennifer Carnes said.
More than 600, very fashionably dressed guests, most of the women were breast cancer survivors, thrivers or currently undergoing treatment. This year the chic luncheon will raise funds for the Seton Breast Care Center to acquire a state-of- the-art 3-D ‘Stereotatic’ biopsy system technology upgrade and to support and educate breast cancer awareness nationally.
“This event is an extraordinary confirmation of what we’re trying to accomplish and sustain,” co-founder of Seton Breast Care Center Marcia Levy said. “We opened the breast care center with the thought that it would be state-of-the- art care and caring and this event helps us to maintain the state-of- the-art care.”
Austin jewelry designer Kendra Scott has partnered with the event for many years, “I come every year to support the survivors, the thrivers, the fighters and the women who are going through their battle and to not forget those who have lost their battle and together we are a lot stronger standing together than alone”, added Scott.