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Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Students Use Fashion Creativity to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

By: The Art Institutes

March 10, 2015

[FORT LAUDERDALE September 25, 2013] This year’s Not My Daughter… find a cure now! signature fashion fundraiser is receiving a fashion boost from students at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. As part of this year’s event entertainment, the students will produce and design garments for the fashion presentation showcasing designs specifically created for the event including women’s fashions and children’s wear. In addition, the students, who are all enrolled in the honors program in the Bachelor of Science in either Fashion Merchandising or Fashion Design programs, have designed one-of-a-kind scarves to be sold at the event to help with the fundraising efforts.

The fundraiser, which includes both a fashion show and shopping boutique luncheon, will be at the Marriott Heron Bay located at 11775 Heron Bay Boulevard in Coral Springs and benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Tickets and information can be found at

“Not My Daughter is thrilled to be featuring the work of aspiring fashion designers from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale at our luncheon this year. We can’t wait to see the imaginative, artistic designs created exclusively for Not My Daughter..find a cure now! on the children and models taking part in the program. We know the audience will be amazed by the incredible creations of these talented rising stars,” says Denyse Hostig, founder and chair of Not My Daughter…find a cure now!.

Chrisa Tatakis, who teaches the fashion honors classes at The Art institute of Fort Lauderdale, concurs, “The design students represent the next generation of designers with fresh and beautiful ideas for the future. The colorful, energetic vibe of the designs are inspired by the positive, hopeful message of Not My Daughter…find a cure now!”

The annual luncheon, now in its fourth year, attracts more than 500 attendees and 40 vendor boutiques, all raising funds for breast cancer awareness with proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This year’s day-long event will begin at 10 am when guests will have an opportunity to support the cause by purchasing items from the vendor boutiques, followed by the luncheon itself at noon. In addition to the fashion show, guests will enjoy a live musical performance by pop/country group The Lockets, along with contemporary music by DJ Cris Cruz. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on raffle prizes and high-end silent auction items, as well as receive the famed event goodie bags. Tickets and information can be found at

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is located at 1799 S.E. 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. For information, visit, call 800.275.7603, or email To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 800.275.7603.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is one of The Art Institutes ( ), a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important information.

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By: The Art Institutes

March 10, 2015