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Kids Fighting Cancer Walk in Fashion Show Modeling Their Dream Profession

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A group of children with cancer, or who have survived it will strut the catwalk and model outfits from the dream jobs though pursue once they beat the disease. The show will take place November 12th in Charlotte, North Carolina to benefit pediatric cancer research. Mia Furrer eight, who survive stage III Hodgkin's lymphoma, will take her final walk on the day dressed as a nurse while being escorted by someone in the field. This is such a good way for the kids show their strength in other ways. These kids who have been diagnosed with cancer basically think their life is over. It takes a while for them to get out of that funk. They are thrilled to have a future. For them to go on stage with someone in their dream profession gives them courage to reach for anything they are capable of.

On Saturday, Mia will model clothing at the department store Dillards in Charlotte, which is also one of the three sponsors of the Fashion Funds the Cure event benefiting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation or NPCF.

The foundation collaborates with 20 hospitals nationwide to develop cutting-edge therapies. Our fashion funds the cure events have been a 13 year tradition in the Tampa Bay area and we are now thrilled to bring it to Charlotte, North Carolina. We thank our retail partner Dillards. Our research serves children battling cancer nationwide and were excited to see our models in both cities rock the runway.

For her final walk, Mia will don pink scrubs representing her dream of being a nurse. She knew she wanted to be a nurse as she was undergoing treatment at Levine Hospital.

In April, Cayden Riley, nine of St. Petersburg Florida walks the show in Tampa. For his dream walk, he dresses a firefighter just like his dad who escorted him down the runway with the Fire Chief. Cayden recently celebrated his five-year anniversary of being a cancer survivor. He was diagnosed with a childhood brain tumor called Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid. Doctors gave him a 10% chance of survival. This is not only to show what the kids want to be, is to show what is possible with donations from people. With our story, there was no cure, but a year later there is a protocol. Chelsea Riley said for her, my child has a chance because of the funding and belief that there was going to be a cure for this.

Kacey Ezelle of Atlanta, Georgia is the mom to Carly Ezelle. Carly is three and will be walking in the Show in the city of Alpharetta on November 19. She has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia since June 24 of 2015 and is undergoing chemotherapy. Carly hopes to be a doctor one day. At home she gives babies a check up and doctors and nurses are a big part of her life. They need this exposure so people can learn about childhood cancer. They all have dreams and hopes of what they are going to be when they grow up. We hope she can be healthy enough to live out her dream.