Monday, October 14, 2013

Save the Boobies:SC State's MAC hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Fashion Show

The fall semester of my sophomore year of college I began seeing promotional flyers and social media invitations to an "All Pink and Black Affair" at South Carolina State University, which was right next door to my alma mater, Claflin University. The event was during the month of October, and promoted a new and unique way to educate collegiate students on breast cancer awareness. When I saw that it would be a male fashion show, with a women's only audience, I was sold. For it's first event it was highly professional, a elegantly decorated Bulldog Lounge  including a pink carpet, and handsome gentlemen as ushers with pink ties. The fashion show showcased young men of all ages, adolescents, faculty, fraternity members, athletes, and more participated in the fashion show. And throughout all this information and testimonials were given on how to check for breast cancer, and facts versus fiction. We even received a small goodie bag that included a breast cancer ribbon pin, that I still have. 

For the past four years the M.en A.gainst C.ancer organization founded by Brandi Wright, a South Carolina State University alumnus, has been organizing this successful event. Since that first show MAC is now an official organization with members that pay dues and participate in events across the state. Their event includes students from surrounding South Carolina universities and colleges, and is continuously expanding.

This year's event will be Saturday October 19th with special celebrity guest Brad James. He will make four appearances in Orangeburg the day of the show at Belk, Wal-Mart, Brown Derby and a Hair Salon. Ladies who purchase VIP tickets will be able to meet and take pictures with him, attend the cocktail hour and reception, and receive a gift bag with t-shirt.

Guest performances include South Carolina artists CampLyfe, Carolina Ace, GLSHAE, Stack Boys, DTC Male Ensemble, and Vondella with DJ Frosty is the celebrity DJ.

Vendor Village will start at 12pm - Vendors from various areas will be selling merchandise from 12pm until 12am the day of the show also in MLK Auditorium. Interested vendors and contact us.
Ticket Information:
VIP $25
General Admission $15
Student/ID $10
This is a positive and charitable event that I thoroughly enjoyed. I encourage young ladies in the surrounding areas to go and learn about how to stay healthy and be aware, but more importantly enjoy the fashion show. My priorities might not be in order, but I enjoyed the fashion show THAT much, learning something was the icing on top. SC State was recently named in as one of the top ten HBCU homecomings to go to. So not only do they know how to celebrate and party, SC State is an intricate part of the midlands community and serves it well.

Connect with Brandi Wright & MAC

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