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Breast Cancer Survivor Turns Struggle into Insight~Fashion Line to Debut at Dr. Jackie Walters Gala
The new line will be revealed in a Fashion Show Extravaganza at Dr. Jacqueline Walters' 50 Shades of Pink Launch Gala, a celebration of the inner and outer beauty of breast cancer patients and survivors, on Saturday, July 27th in Atlanta.
Diagnosed with breast cancer in December of 2012, Nicole underwent a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. During her recovery, she often felt frustrated that much of her wardrobe simply wasn’t practical or even wearable while healing. Nicole took this irritation and transformed it into inspiration. Targeted specifically with breast cancer patients in mind, Nicole’
Nicole is excited about the line, “It feels amazing to find light in my breast cancer struggle—
All of the models for the Fashion Show Extravaganza at the 50 Shades of Pink Launch Gala will be actual breast cancer patients and survivors and women who are close to someone who has breast cancer. The gala will also feature a keynote by Married to Medicine’
ABOUT TRACY NICOLE
Tracy Nicole is more than just a designer, she’s an author, a mother, an entrepreneur, an activist and a breast cancer survivor. With more than a decade of experience in the fashion industry, Tracy has realized national recognition while successfully maintaining a quality and uniquely expressive brand. Known for her timeless, versatile pieces, she has created items for an extensive clientele over the years including Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, Keshia Knight-Pulliam, Terri J. Vaughn, Jasmine Guy and Mary Mary.
“My desire is for my clothing to appeal to women who have a strong sense of self, know what they like and realize they have nothing to prove,”
As an entrepreneur, Tracy has been highlighted in various local and national publications including Essence, Lucky Magazine, Paper City, Jezebel and Atlanta Style. She takes the time to serve various philanthropic causes including Our House, a homeless program for women and children, and Seeds of Love, a program that benefits children living in shelters and foster homes. Tracy also speaks to young adults in middle and high school to encourage them to follow their dreams. The themes of healthy self-worth and self-respect that Tracy extends to her philanthropic causes translate into her apparel pieces—
Tracy currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with her daughters, Kennedy and Kristian.
For more information, please go to www.tracy-nicole.com. Also, be on the lookout for a new online Tracy Nicole Clothing store—
ABOUT 50 SHADES OF PINK FOUNDATION
50 Shades of Pink (http://www.50shadesofpinkfoundation.org/
In 2008, Walters found herself on the opposite end of the diagnosis, when she discovered that she had breast cancer and needed to undergo a double mastectomy. “Any physician will tell you that a positive attitude truly has an impact on how well you respond to treatment. I knew that if I looked good I’d feel good and if I felt good my treatment would go good. But many of the women I met during treatment didn’t have that same philosophy and it broke my heart to see their hope and spirits so low.” said Walters.
After Dr. Walters successfully beat cancer she immediately began to give back and in 2012 held the first ever Fifty Shades of Pink luncheon serving over 100 women. “To see these women strutting on the red carpet, laughing, sharing is something I will never forget. I never wanted it to end!”
After beating breast cancer twice, Dr. Jacqueline Walters, decided to formalize her passion and establish the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation, a 501c3 public charity. The mission of The 50 Shades of Pink Foundation is to treat the inner and outer beauty of breast cancer patients and survivors.