An elaborate fashion show combining area boutique items with breast cancer survivors returns for the fifth year.

Bra-Vo!will take place at Track 29 April 2. Doors will open at 2 p.m., followed by the show at 3.

Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door. All proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer Support Services Inc.,a Chattanooga-based nonprofit “committed to reducing anxiety and lightening the burden for breast cancer survivors and their families regardless of how long they have been diagnosed.”


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In addition to the fashion show, the event will include light bites provided by local restaurants, a cash bar and a sale with items provided by more than 100 local retailers.

“Our models are not professionals, they are local survivors who you might pass on the street on any given day,” BCSS Chattanooga Executive Director Meghan Greene said. “[They] represent the fact that anyone can be affected by breast cancer.”

Greene said the models in this year’s show range from 24 to 80 years old, and even a male survivor will walk the runway.

“The models not only get to spend the day being pampered with hair and makeup, but really have a chance to get to know other survivors and know they are a part of a community,” Greene said.

Fashions are provided by Frankie & Julian’s, Irma Marie, K Boutique, Rock/Creek, Stein Mart and Yacoubian Tailors. Makeup is provided by the Chattanooga Makeup Collaborative, and hair will be styled by French Quarter Salon.

BCSS provides a variety of assistance to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. They offer financial assistance, mastectomy products, educational programming, support through peer groups and resources for information.

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