[media-credit name=”PinkCarpetProject.com” align=”aligncenter” width=”700″][/media-credit]When news hit the wire that the Susan G. Komen Foundation had cut its funding to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings for low income women, the Twitter-sphere was abuzz. I was scrolling through dozens of passionate cries for an explanation and a reversal of the decision, the most passionate being the voice belonging to local fashion designer Cameron Levin. Within 24 hours of hearing of Planned Parenthood’s plight, she rallied the entire independent designer community to put on a benefit fashion show, and Pink Carpet Project was born.
The message on Pink Carpet Project’s web page explains it all.
Susan G. Komen Foundation benefits from countless fashion shows across the country because of its charitable work in women’s healthcare. In direct response to the foundation’s recent move to cut critical funding to Planned Parenthood’s preventative clinical breast exams to low-income women, we fashion designers of the Puget Sound area stand in solidarity with Planned Parenthood.
It’s as simple as that.
This is going to be a special evening including live burlesque performances, a pop-up boutique, a fashion show, SWAG bags and a short introduction from Dr. Anna Kaminski, Medical Director for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest.