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.
By: www.tracy-nicole.com
 
ATLANTA - July 23, 2013 - PRLog -- Firmly believing that one can always find the silver lining in any situation, Atlanta’s own Tracy Nicole is taking her breast cancer survival journey and using it as inspiration. Combining her experience from surgery and recovery with her proclivity for fashion, she is launching a new collection of Tracy Nicole Clothing—one that includes pieces made especially with breast cancer patients in mind. 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 at the The Ballroom at Carlos Center 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’s new line will include useful features to help make its wearers lives a little bit easier. The clothing will also be made of softer cloths to help promote feelings of comfort in addition to the garments’ added, specialized functionalities.

Nicole is excited about the line, “It feels amazing to find light in my breast cancer struggle—especially when I may be able to help others on their journeys.”

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’s Dr. Jacqueline Walters, a silent auction and King of Strings entertainer Ken Ford. Tickets for this inspirational event can be purchased at http://www.50shadesofpinkfoundation.org/foundation-launch-gala/.

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,” states Tracy.

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—classic and beautiful while still unique and maintaining a subtle sexiness.

Tracy’s other honors include serving as a panelist of the first Young Women’s Leadership Conference for Essence Magazine in Atlanta on “How to Brand Yourself for Success” and keynote speaker at the 11th Annual Call To Womanhood Conference held in Atlanta. Tracy was listed in the 2007-2008 Honor’s Edition for Cambridge Who’s Who for Empowering Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs Around the Globe.

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—set to launch late Summer 2013.

ABOUT 50 SHADES OF PINK FOUNDATION

50 Shades of Pink (http://www.50shadesofpinkfoundation.org/) was founded by Jacqueline Walters, MD, a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, past OB/GYN Chief Resident of the Medical Center of Central Georgia, and a partner in Comprehensive Women’s Healthcare Associate.

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.
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