Breast Cancer Survivors, medical professionals and care-givers will unite at "You Night" -- a special evening bringing together persons who have either had breast cancer or know of someone effected by breast cancer. This event will celebrate the lives of breast cancer survivors, while honoring those who have fallen victim to the disease.
Party & Runway Itinerary
- 6 p.m. Welcome Reception
- 7 p.m. Guests are seated for Runway Show
- 7:20 p.m. Runway Show
- 8:30 - 10 p.m. Post Party with live band "Cold Shot"
Proceeds benefit the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital and the Ooh La Bra "Straps for a Cause" Foundation program for empowering women to excel through economic empowerment, health awareness, and spiritual enrichment.
Ooh La Bra's foundation was created based on the belief that when other women are empowered to excel, the circle of self-motivation and self-empowerment will in turn positively impact other women in their communities and society as a whole.
When & Where
Ooh La Bra "Straps for A Cause"
Lisa McKenzie, Because I Am Me Enterprises, LLC Lisa McKenzie is the Founder and CEO of Ooh La Bra, a Northshore business (recognized as a top New Orleans ‘Entrepreneur of the Year for 2013”). The company sells women’s fashion accessories and can be found at boutiques across the country. Best knows for it’s beautiful line of designer bra straps, the company’s motto “We Lift You Up” was created because the product not only physically supports women who are wearing strapless bras, but also makes women feel beautiful. The company created a “Straps for a Cause” foundation, recognizing the role it can play in positively impacting the lives of women worldwide. The company’s foundation mission is, “To Motivate and Empower Women to Excel through: Economic Empowerment, Health Awareness, and Spiritual Enrichment.” The company believes that when other women are empowered to excel, the circle of self-motivation and self-empowerment will in turn positively impact other women in their communities and society as a whole.” The Survivor Runway Project is an example of this kind of empowering experience for women. Lisa’s mom, Elaine (now 72) was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and is a breast cancer survivor.
Susan Bopp, Connect&Collaborate With 22 years in Public Relation and Marketing management, Susan Bopp is founder of "connect&collaborate" -- a community hub concept, based upon the concept that individuals, who come together and share talents and resources, can ignite change individually and in their communities. Connecting and Collaborating allows people to discover what they are good at, find solutions, develop confidence in their community, share talents and expand their way of thinking and believing. This human support system encourages authentic living. Susan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and is a breast cancer survivor.
Celeste Marcussen Hart Celeste Hart is the owner of "Creating U", Modeling, Acting and Filmmaking Training Academy in Covington. Celeste has incorporated everything she learned in her ten years working as an actor and model into designing the company. Celeste is a St. Tammany parish native, who at the age of 14, joined the Northshore Fashion Club and began participating in runway shows as a way of building confidence. Celeste hods a degree in Drama and Communications. Students who enroll in the academy will learn such things as how to become a working actor, pose properly for the camera to capture their best angles and features, walk a runway with confidence, dress for any occasion and carry themselves as a professional in any direction they choose. Students not only come out feeling empowered and beautiful, but they build lasting friendships along the way. The Survivor Runway models will get a "mini" course on all of the above to get them ready for an evening of fun, while also making them feel confident as they walk the runway.