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Montefiore Nyack Hospital Partners with the Nyack Chamber of Commerce to Host Breast Health Awareness Fashion Show

September 5, 2018: On Sunday, September 9, 2018 from noon to 1:00 p.m. The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital is partnering with The Nyack Chamber of Commerce to raise breast health awareness by hosting a fashion show featuring breast cancer survivors at the Nyack September Fest Street Fair. The event, which will occur rain or shine, is taking place in the center of downtown Nyack between Park and Center Streets. In the event of rain, the fashion show will take place indoors at the Nyack Center (58 Depew Avenue).

 “This event is not a celebration of breast cancer awareness, but a celebration of what early detection means,” said Robbi Kempner, MD, FACS, medical director of The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital and breast surgeon at Highland Medical, P.C., Breast Surgery. “Early detection makes cancer treatment more straightforward and potentially curative. This is a celebration of those strong women who have surmounted breast cancer treatment and have come out on the other side to enjoy complete and full quality of life.”   

Kristina Cartwright, an Emmy-nominated reporter for News 12 Westchester and News 12 Hudson Valley, will serve as Guest Host of the fashion show which will feature local breast cancer survivors and physicians from The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. The outfits worn in the fashion show are generously being provided by local merchants in downtown Nyack’s bustling shopping district, including Maria Luisa Boutique (77 South Broadway), Archive Home (79 ½ South Broadway), Gena Lisa Lingerie (17 North Broadway), P. Ross (23 Main Street), Runway on the Hudson (68 South Broadway), Saffron Trading Company (14 South Broadway), and The Editor (58 South Broadway) with accessories provided by Gallery of Metal and Stone (17 South Broadway), Somos Creations (78 South Broadway), and Myriad Mirage ( Hair and makeup services will be provided by the following salons: Pink Entourage (7 South Broadway), Stella Luna (140 Main Street), Hudson Hair Co. (125 Main Street, Suite 6), and D’Anthony’s (126 Main Street). Special thanks to Tappan Zee Florist (176 Main Street) and Bluefield Farm (690 Western Hwy North, Blauvelt, NY) for the beautiful flowers and floral arrangements and Hudson House of Nyack (134 Main Street) for graciously donating its restaurant’s food and beverage services and space to host and greet our models prior to the event.

In addition to the fashion show, representatives from The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital and Highland Medical, P.C., will be on hand throughout the day to distribute information on women’s health and other specialty service lines. Highland Medical, P.C., is a network of leading physicians and specialists affiliated with Montefiore Nyack Hospital that provide patient-centered care with offices located throughout Rockland County.                 

“We are proud to partner with The Nyack Chamber of Commerce to share the importance of proactive breast health awareness. The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital is an exceptional resource for our community,” said Mark E. Geller, MD, President and CEO of Montefiore Nyack Hospital. “We thank the Chamber and all of the local merchants for collaborating with us in support and celebration of the brave women who have faced breast cancer. Our staff is looking forward to participating in the wonderful day being planned by the organizers of this year’s Nyack Street Fair.”

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About Kristina Cartwright

Kristina Cartwright is an Emmy-nominated reporter for News 12 Westchester and News 12 Hudson Valley. She covers all of Rockland County and is always looking for new stories. Viewers can catch her in the field, anchoring in the studio, or on the green screen. Before News 12 Westchester, Kristina was a traffic reporter for News 12 Traffic & Weather. 
In her early career, she was an entertainment reporter for New York Film Festivals. Kristina graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Media from SUNY New Paltz in 2011.