Breast cancer survivors, doctors, supporters and members of the cast of the reality TV show “Married to Medicine” came together for the 7th annual 50 Shades of Pink Fashion Show and Fundraiser. The formal event sheds light on those who are battling breast cancer and survivors who have won beaten it.
The event was held on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Atlanta City Hall, where the atrium was transformed into a full runway and decorated in pink.
The 50 Shades of Pink Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by two-time breast cancer survivor Dr. Jackie Walters, an OB-GYN and one of the stars of the reality TV show, “Married to Medicine.” Walters says her mission for the foundation is to treat the emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of women with breast cancer and survivors.
Walters was among several celebrities who graced the pink carpet before the event and the first to hit the runway to kick off the fashion show.
“We want to change the stereotype,” she said. “A lot of times when you’re going through a journey such as breast cancer, cancer seems to take over the body. And what we want to do with 50 Shades of Pink is [to] remind you that looking good, as a woman, you feel good. And we know the studies show when you feel good, your immune system will kick in, and you’ll do good.”
Kimberly Aiken Cockerham, a former Miss America and a breast cancer survivor, was the mistress of ceremony during the fundraising event.
Singer and reality star Kandi Burruss made an appearance at the 50 Shades of Pink Fundraiser in support of Walters, who is her OB-GYN.