MEET OUR MODELS

DONNA ALI

“I am walking the Pink runway because I consider myself a warrior and survivor. I have a lot to be thankful for – my husband and my three daughters make me want to fight and are always positive. Having breast cancer did not defeat me, it’s made me appreciate living my life.“

MELISSA BONCIMINO

“I am walking the Pink Runway to tell women going through treatment that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Breast cancer won’t beat you, you will beat it – just keep on fighting and never give up!”

PACE CHESIR

“I am walking the Pink Runway to help save lives and underscore the importance of early detection. If you feel something, don’t wait – check it out. If I can cause even one person to see a doctor early enough to save his or her life, my trip down the runway will be worth it.”

DEBRA CICERO

“I am walking the Pink Runway to celebrate my accomplishments – being able to go through all my treatments and end on a positive note. Everyone involved lent me hope and strength. I will be forever grateful.”

AMEETA DABYDEEN

“I am walking the Pink Runway to help make the world a better place – I’m a stronger woman today because of what I went through and hope I can inspire others to stay strong, keep going, and never give up.“

PHYLLIS DOONAN

“I’m walking the Pink Runway to celebrate my success and the success of all the other ladies walking with me. Thank you, Maimonides, for giving us the confidence to win the fight!”

SUSAN FOX

“I’m walking the Pink Runway because breast cancer is a speed bump in the road of life, not a detour. Surround yourself with people who build you up, and let go of the things that don’t really matter.”

CELESTE SCARPACI-HUTRA

“I am walking the Pink Runway because I am a survivor – strong before, stronger now! I’m walking to let women and men know that there is always hope, so never give up, and in memory of my Aunt Celeste, who was the biggest fighter I know.”

RESIA JOSEPH

“I am walking the Pink Runway to inspire others – if I can do it, everyone can! And to let my children know that I am fighting to win. Nothing in life is easy, you have to motivate yourself and try to smile, no matter what.”

MAUREEN KADRI

“I am walking the Pink Runway to encourage all women – and men – to listen to their bodies. Let go of the things you can’t control. Pray often and stay positive. The mind is very powerful.

REGINA MATERA

“I am walking the Pink Runway to support all women with breast cancer and show all people not to be afraid. Be informed, ask questions and keep optimistic!”

YOLANDA RODRIGUEZ

“I am walking the Pink Runway for all those who left us too soon, yet charted the path I follow today. Together we can make a difference. Nobody fights alone.”

MONNETT SIMON

“I am walking the Pink Runway to show other breast cancer patients that life continues after treatment, after surgery, after radiation. Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. Stay positive and don’t give up!”

MELISSA RENEE WILLIAMS

“I am walking the Pink Runway because breast cancer has taught me the importance of living in my purpose. And for me, that is by striving to always walk in style – on the Pink Runway, and in life.”

ANNA WU

“I am walking the Pink Runway because I want to make a difference. As a young woman with breast cancer, there’s a lot I have to go through, but this reminds me that I’m not alone – we will fight and win this battle together!.”