Pink Jams! & Christian Siriano Bring Couture to D.C. to Fight Breast Cancer

The annual breast cancer awareness fashion show, Pink Rocks the Runway, partnered with designer Christian Siriano and other local designers in promoting early detection.

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Pink Rocks the Runway, an annual fashion show for breast cancer awareness, took over the International Trade Show on Friday night. Pink Jams!, a nonprofit group, partnered with designer Christian Siriano and other local designers to promote early detection.
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Season 4 "Project Runway" winner and featured designer Christian Siriano posed with guests.
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The event, held at the International Trade Center, held a special cocktail reception prior to the fashion show.
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Guests snacked on finger foods such as fatayer cheese.
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The event was held by Pink Jams!, a non-profit that works to promote early screenings and awareness for men and women under the age of 40.
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The event celebrated the lives of 14 breast cancer survivors under the age of 40 with a special pink gown fashion show.
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Local D.C. designers collaborated with Pink Jams! in designing the dresses.
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All of the survivors featured are residents of the DMV area.
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Silver Spring-based designer, Elizabeth St. John, was one of the designers featured.
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The crowd cheered on the survivors as they rocked the runway.
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Each of the survivors wore a one-of-a-kind couture gown.
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D.C.-based Punk Rock Bride was one of the designers featured.
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The event was founded in 2009 by Pink Jams! founder Christa Floresca, after she lost a friend to breast cancer.
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The designers walked the runway with their models.
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Christa Floresca, the founder of Pink Jams!, featured in the middle, later presented a check to Capital Breast Care Center as the event's community grant recipient.
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Christian Siriano's Spring/Summer 2012 collection was one of the many highlights of the evening.
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