Over 700 guests turned up to support local cancers survivors during the beautiful and emotional Methodist Survivor Show presented by Xenon Academy. Kicking off the Survivor Show's sixth year, over 130 cancer survivors hit the runway as models, dressed by generous boutiques local to the Omaha area.
Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Inner Beauty Salon at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. Inner Beauty assists those who are undergoing treatment for various cancers and medical conditions by helping with cosmetic issues related to their disease, such as hair loss or the need for prosthetics. Inner Beauty provides these free of charge, as many are not covered by insurance.
Models for the evening were dressed by local boutiques: Younkers, SKYZ, Little Mango, All About Me, She'la, Bliss Boutique, Old Navy, Chico's, Soft Surroundings, Mainstream Boutique, Christopher & Banks, Etcetera, Dress Barn, Katinas, and Christian Nobel Furs.
Mesonjixx performed as live entertainment during the Pretty in Patina Pre-Party. Her soulful and eloquent voice filled the room as guests arrived for the show. Attendees were able to add sparkle before the show with manicures from Chill Body nail artists at the Borsheims Sparkle and Shine Nail Bar. Catering Creations provided the Nebraska Furniture Mart VIP Lounge with complimentary hors d'oeuvres while guests sipped delicious cocktails from Absolut Elyx.
Younkers kicked off the first half of the show as old and young alike walked the runway. Both casual and formal wear garments found their way onto the stage. Upbeat tunes and glimmering lights set the atmosphere as models walked, danced, and high fived their way down the runway. The room was full of excitement and laughter. There wasn’t a face in the crowd that wasn’t smiling ear to ear.
During the intermission, guests spruced up their look at the Xenon Hair Touch Up Station, shopped at the Pop-Up Shop Market, and snagged photos on the Borsheims Red Carpet.
Saturated colors and eclectic patterns kicked off the second half of the show, as girls ran the runway, styled by Chico’s. Confidence and sophistication simultaneously took over the room. Models entered the runway exhibiting strength and courage, and exited with joy lighting up their faces. Christian Nobel Furs finished out the evening styling models with luxury winter wear that was as elegant as the models that wore them.
The Survivor Show was an incredibly magical evening for models and guests alike. Every heart in the room left fuller than it arrived. With multiple standing ovations from the audience, there wasn’t a quiet moment the entire evening.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT PHOTO RECAP:
Runway | Heather & Jameson
Behind The Scenes | Kathy Rae Photography
Borsheims Red Carpet Experience | Zachary Roland
Omaha World Herald | Chris Machian / The World-Herald
[featured photo courtesy of Heather & Jameson]