The Miami Design District kicked off its sixth annual Fashion Strikes Cancer event series in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) on October 1 with the Pink Dome Lighting & Dance Ceremony in Palm Court. Fashion Strikes Cancer was originally created by fashion visionary, stylist, and breast cancer survivor, Angeles Almuna, to commemorate her personal journey with cancer.
On Thursday, October 14, the District will host a Breast Cancer Awareness Sunset Yoga class with Almuna and Dawn Feinberg in the Palm Court. On Wednesday, October 20, the Ximena Kavalekas boutique will host an in-store event with Almuna and Soledad Lowe, with 10 percent of proceeds going to the BCRF. Guests are welcome to join the Hope Concert Under the Stars with MISO at the Museum Garage, with special performances by Peralta and Paperwater, in honor of Gisela Lowenstein, this year’s honoree. Tickets are available here. The District will round out the month with the Charity Rapha Bike Ride & Run/Walk on Sunday, October 24, beginning at the Jungle Plaza. Click here to register.
This year’s evemt will honor Executive Leadership Life Coach and cancer survivor, Gisela Lowenstein. Lowenstein’s journey began when she lost both her parents to cancer, and then became a survivor of the disease herself. While trying to understand how to cope with the tremendous stress and uncertainty, Lowenstein also learned the importance of living a life of genuine purpose, meaning, and perspective. For 16 years, Lowenstein has dedicated her time to helping others, inspiring, and empowering them to take positive action, and create a shift where positivity becomes the new common denominator.
Tenants across the district, including The Kingdom and MIA Market, are participating in the neighborhood’s efforts to support the BCRF by collecting donations and hosting in-store events. In addition, 300 ‘Think Pink’ t-shirts and tank tops–designed by Valeria Krasavina of Fine Frenchie–are available for purchase for $35 here. All of the purchase price will go towards the BCRF.