According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. In celebration of her 5-year survivorship, Ebony Steele, co-host of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show and FOX Dish Nation, hosted the 3nd Annual Bare Chest for Breast Cancer Runway Event at 595 North in downtown Atlanta. Proceeds from this event are donated to the Susan G. Komen Circle of Promise, where Ebony serves as a national ambassador.  Prior to the show, attendees interacted in the African Pride Gifting Suite where luxury consumer brands- Jo Malone, Lamik Beauty, Infiniti of South Atlanta, I Heart Hair Inc, Spa Dental and e6 Energy gifted products.  Attendees also received delectable tastings from Cake Café Atlanta, Edible Arrangements (Lithonia) and Vita Coco Water while Center for Black Women’s Wellness distributed materials about health and wellness.
The all male runway show styled by Brian Short of TFT Style and JuJu Cuts by Julian McWorter featured designs from DTLR, Kickboard Kouture Apparel House, Threadz Boutique, Sweet Spot Golf Apparel, D&K Suit City and Lee Gregory Underwear. Celebratory performances were presented by MTV’s Collizion Crew (ABDC), Gospel Recording Artist Darlene McCoy (BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel Show) and Brooke “Viosocalist” Alford while live painter, Janssen Robinson (NOW Painting) captured the evening via canvas.
Along with her FOX Dish Nation and morning show crew (Rickey Smiley, Special K, Gary With Da Tea, Headkrack, Mizz Shyneka, Beyonce Alowishus), other celebrity notables Kandi Burress (RHOA); Roger Bobb (BobbCatt Films); Porsha Williams-Stewart (RHOA); Ariane Davis (LHHA); Rasheeda and Kirk Frost (LHHA); Shay Buckeey Johnson (LHHA); Rashan Ali (TV Personality); Crystal Renee’ (Recording Artist); Anthony Que (formerly of Day 26); Jason Ellis (Celebrity Chef); Rodney Perry (Comedian) and Kimberly Walker (Strength of Nature) attended the event to support the cause.
Photos by Freddy-O

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