Saturday, January 26, 2013, was not just a day of living our dreams and surviving the storm, but it was a time for fashion to shine on the streets of downtown West Palm Beach.
As the sun rose on a new day, the Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure" was ready to get underway in the early hours of the morning. Over 20,000 participants made their way to Flagler Drive to do their part, whether it was running or walking the 5K race. Some simply came down to lend their moral and financial support on this beautiful day.
Glancing in every direction, it was clear that fashion played a leading role in making a strong statement, "Breast cancer will not win, we will keep on fighting!"
The overwhelming color of the day was passionate pink with white taking a very close second. Pink tutus were not only a favorite of the women but men were not afraid to don themselves in those feminine frills as well. On the backs of many a walker was a name of the 'person in memory of' trimmed in splashy sparkles. A sort of "S" for Supergirl emblazoned a team shirt which made for a feisty yet determined group telling a story of strength and fortitude. Even dogs were decked in pink ruffles much to their chagrin and a big stuffed green alligator was seen walking the race route fashionably wrapped in a pink boa. Locks of pink hair was significantly shiny.
Each and every person had their own take on associating fashion to the cause. Even the most fashionable retailer in the industry, Macy's, sent representatives to the scene in bright red shirts that said, "Volunteering is always in fashion".
Pink tights, polka dot tights, striped white and pink socks, you name it, we saw it!
At the end of the day the overpowering message was sent out to the world, "We are here to have fun and let's raise enough funds to surpass all our previous goals!" The most emotional and glorious part of the day was the sea of pink shirts and sweet-smelling roses that covered the Meyer Amphitheater Stage for the Survivor Recognition Ceremony. It made it all worth it.
If you want to be in fashion and help the cause, visit the Susan G. Komen shopping website and purchase some of the great fashions in shirts, hats, outerwear, jewelry and more. Donating can truly make a difference.