For the first time, the Miami Fashion Institute (MFI) at Miami Dade College has partnered with Susan G. Komen to raise breast cancer awareness. Adding a touch of style to an empowering event, MFI students created pink tulle tutus that were worn at the Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure event in Downtown Miami. The local affiliate celebrated 22 years of racing with more than 10,000 participants. Asanyah Davidson, chair of MFI, hopes this project showed students applications of fashion that go beyond consumerism. “It’s important that whatever skills you have, you use them to contribute to your community,” she said. The collaboration has already led to new projects for MFI students, including pink tie and graphic tee design contests. These projects will help solidify this new partnership between MFI and the largest breast cancer organization. Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Operations Manager Sherri Martens-Curtis said that MFI students are bringing “fresh ideas to our cause along with a new attitude to the way we are reaching out to the community.”
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