Philadelphia University Fashion Design students overhauled T-shirts for breast cancer awareness and research as part of the annual Key to the Cure fundraising event held Oct. 17 at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bala Cynwyd.
Considered the best designers of the night, seniors Leigh Bannworth, Michelle Guan and Tamika Williams were awarded first, second and third place, respectfully, for their highly embellished and pink-accented tops that creatively conveyed concern for breast cancer awareness.
“We’re honored to have our students chosen to participate in this worthwhile event once again,” said Fashion Design Program Director Clara Henry, who oversees the students’ participation each year.
The only fashion program chosen to participate in the event, Philadelphia University’s students individualized plain white T-shirts using a variety of design techniques that incorporated the Key to the Cure logo. At the event, shoppers perused their creations—on sale for $50 each—while enjoying creative food stations and musical entertainment. Proceeds from the event will help fund future breast cancer research.
Photo: Fashion Design students and friends (from left) Casey Saccamanno ’08, Leigh Mary Bannworth ’08, Sara Jensen ’08, Anjela Vakancic, Andrea Martinovic ’09, Michelle Guan ’08, Melissa Tsui ’08 and Emily O’Neill ’08 (bottom) gather at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure fundraising event Oct. 17 in Bala Cynwyd.