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Testimonials

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 28, I felt very alone.  Meeting these other survivors, who also fought such tough, courageous battles was empowering. They understood me and what I had been through. I no longer felt like a lonely, young survivor. I am proud to be a part of this amazing group of women. This event brought us all together, and I will forever be grateful to everyone who made it possible. You have given me the beautiful gift of a sisterhood. Thank you so very much.
Laura Graham
St. Tammany Class of 2013
I was surprisingly nervous and even had a few panicky moments, but I worked hard at really channeling my inner peace.  My mantra was "what confidence we have through Christ Jesus before God!" from 2nd
Corinthians!  I was nervous about tripping, falling, wardrobe malfunctions, etc., but mostly about exposing this very private part of my life...revisiting a time that was not very fun was hard...but I do believe God  stretched me in this.  Yes, it was uncomfortable and even scary, but from the experience, I was able to grow.  I also felt good thinking, "I have an audience of One."  I really am glad I got to glorify God's faithfulness. 
Dorothy McHaney
St. Tammany Class of 2013
Karen Rewerts
St. Tammany Class of 2013
Debbie Edney
St. Tammany Class of 2013
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 28, I felt very alone.  Meeting these other survivors, who also fought such tough, courageous battles was empowering. They understood me and what I had been through. I no longer felt like a lonely, young survivor. I am proud to be a part of this amazing group of women. This event brought us all together, and I will forever be grateful to everyone who made it possible. You have given me the beautiful gift of a sisterhood. Thank you so very much.
Well, I just enjoyed the experience of a life time!   I was invited along with 23 other ladies who have overcome breast cancer to participate in the first annual fundraiser style show for the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington, LA. Yes, the FIRST annual…and the organizers were "flying without an airplane". The plan was for us to be models and the plans were big. They didn't plan for us just to walk down the runway like the amateurs we were, oh no!   We began with an Orientation on September 14....  (cont'd)  Read Dorothy's beautiful description of the You Night Experience by clicking here.
My experience with this event is everlasting. Far more than I imagined. I was looking forward to putting ALL of this Cancer stuff behind me. Throwing out the books, information, hats, scarves, t-shirts any and all remembrances of me having breast cancer and never having to talk about it again. This event has changed how I think about my journey through the disease. It is apart of me, my past and will help form my future. The inspiring women I have met are incredible and now my newest of friends. We all have a past, beat this disease and are stronger, wiser, better women because of it. So, I now won't hide or tuck it all away and try to forget it. I will embrace the fact that I had breast cancer, and proud to speak of it and let other women see that we can overcome this disease and hopefully one day, Breast Cancer
 will be a disease of the past. I walk, head held high and yes shoulders back into my future. This is what the wonderful event that you all put
together did for me. I also feel that it gave our caregivers at STPH and Marybird Perkins the opportunity to see that their efforts and dedication to their jobs have happy endings. I am sure their hearts have felt heavy when their patients lost the battle. This was a wonderful event that stretched far beyond us 23 models. THANK YOU!
her enough.  Meeting with other breat cancer survivors was truly a
blessing. Like others, I didn't attend support groups after my diagnosis but this experience was much better than any support group could have been. Each lady is awe inspiring and I am grateful I had an opportunity to meet each of them. The whole experience was more than I ever imagined it to be! I highly recommend participation in this event to any woman that is a breast cancer survivor.  THANKS TO ALL THAT MADE THE 2013 YOU NIGHT EVENT POSSIBLE!!
March Kingsdorf
St. Tammany Class of 2013
Tammy Radecker
St. Tammany Class of 2013
My experience was incredibly positive. My salon & boutique were great!

I have to tell you that my experience with all the models was just special .....And I think we all:

Danced like nobody was watching.
Loved like we'd never been hurt.
Sang like nobody was listening.
 
And on that night:
We lived like it was heaven on earth.
Thank you all
Oh My Gosh!!! Air Blow Dry Bar - Gayle (owner) and Kristine (stylist) were "STELLAR!!!! So kind and so giving! The entire staff made me feel so comfortable the minute I walked in the door! And they took care of me twice! (Photo Shoot AND the show!) How lucky am I?!
Debra Rehage
St. Tammany Class of 2013
I am very appreciative of all Ooh La Bra has done for me and for providing breast cancer survivors with such a powerful platform! This was truly a once in a lifetime event and I'm so glad I didn't back out. Yes, I had apprehensions about going through with being on a runway in front of such a large crowd! The whole experience was AMAZING!! I went from not liking to have my picture taken, to posing like I've done it my whole life! In the past, I would never have gotten up in front of people. Working with Celeste, and the Creating U experience, allowed me to do that. Celeste took her time with each of us and made us runway worthy and photo ready. I can't thank
Lori Chopin
St. Tammany Class of 2013
This was an amazing empowering event. I feel so blessed and lucky to
have been a part of You Night. It was totally empowering. I learned so much about holding my head high, and my shoulders back, and presenting myself in the best way possible. I gained so many new, wonderful friends, and formed bonds with women sharing a similar journey. Lisa McKenzie and Celeste Hart are truly amazing, and could not have done a better job. Thanks to everyone who helped with this amazing event.
Melinda Breaux
St. Tammany Class of 2013

Little did we know we were signing up for something that would change our lives forever! March 24, 2015 was one of the most magical nights of my life along with my wedding day and a few other special events :) Because of this event I now have a group of new friends I didn't know I needed. Friends united because we have all gone through Cancer and know what the other means by simply saying terms like Chemo Brain, Taxol, night sweats and Tamoxifen. And I have countless other new friends because of Lisa McKenzie and Susan Bopp and their idea to empower cancer survivors. The list of people involved in getting this event to happen is long and you are all wonderful!  I will encourage everyone I know to attend future events! What a fabulous night!
 
Kristyn Kemp
New Orleans class of 2015