Thursday, October 26, 2017 was a night for celebration on the victories won over cancer. They were celebrated by beautiful women, their families and friends who cheered them on with thunderous applause at the You Night Northshore 2017 Runway Fashion Show.

With a 1960’s British invasion theme, it was indeed “groovy baby!” From the hosts, Austin Powers and the gorgeous Roxy Cleopatra, to the music from the Beatles, everything was good in transforming New Orleans into London Town.

Led by Lisa McKenzie, executive director of You Night Empowering Events, You Night is a program that addresses the emotional needs of women who have had cancer.  We offer a unique alternative to cancer support groups, through goal-oriented, team building activities, resulting in a powerful sisterhood of support.

You Night teaches cancer survivors how to overcome the physical and psychological challenges of cancer treatment through teamwork, coaching, and strong interpersonal support from a network of other survivors.

The program prepares women for life after cancer by re-building self esteem, appreciation for their own bodies, and a joy for living – all through structured experiences that prepare them to walk a fashion runway. The program culminates in a graduation ceremony that is a celebration of life — a fashion show spot-lighting the survivors and attended by their friends, families and, importantly, their caregivers.

Michael Holmes, Chief Marketing Officer for Capitol Imaging Services, provided a brief talk on a group called the You Knights, a support network for men who are care givers for their wives and significant others who have battled or are battling cancer. To learn more, please call 504-888-7921 to speak to Michael about the You Knights mission. Our affiliate, Diagnostic Imaging Services, was very pleased to be the VIP Lounge sponsor and host for You Night Northshore.

Congratulations to the beautiful runway models past and present who were strutting their stuff on stage!