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Break Free NYFW, A Fashion Showcase with a Cause, Announces their Third Designer Showcase

Break Free NYFW, A Fashion Showcase with a Cause, Announces their Third Designer Showcase

Break Free NYFW is a runway show with a cause, leading the discussion on mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders within the fashion industry and beyond. We have invited mental health and addiction recovery activists to not only walk in this show as models but to be featured designers showcasing their collections for the New [...]

Break Free NYFW Collaborates with Fashion Fights Cancer to Raise Awareness on Cancer Research

Break Free NYFW Collaborates with Fashion Fights Cancer to Raise Awareness on Cancer Research

Break Free NYFW is thrilled to announce that we are partnering up with Fashion Fights Cancer to give away two VIP tickets at our Designer Showcase featuring Project Runway’s Helen Castillo, Renee Cafaro, and Ashley Alt, with guest speaker and breast cancer survivor, Bershan Shaw of the Real Housewives of New York, as well as [...]

Break Free NYFW Gives Hope During National Recovery Month

Break Free NYFW Gives Hope During National Recovery Month

Back in February, Break Free took New York Fashion Week by storm. Bringing together designers like Jacqueline City Apparel, Zephyr, Love Disorder, Adorn Your Clothes, and LadyCat. These designers came together to raise awareness for the nonprofit organization, 10,000 Beds. The primary goal of Break Free was to raise funds for 10,000 Beds and their [...]

When Mental Health and Fashion Collide: Break Free NYFW’s September Designer Showcase Features Project Runway Designer Helen Castillo and Mental Health Activist Renee Cafaro

When Mental Health and Fashion Collide: Break Free NYFW’s September Designer Showcase Features Project Runway Designer Helen Castillo and Mental Health Activist Renee Cafaro

Break Free NYFW, a designer showcase with a cause announces their featured designers for the season including Helen Castillo, of Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars, and Mental Health Activist and Plus Sized Designer, Renee Cafaro. The showcase will be held on Saturday, September 10th, which is World Suicide Prevention Day. Break Free NYFW is [...]

BREAK FREE NYFW, A FASHION SHOWCASE WITH A CAUSE, ANNOUNCES THEIR SECOND NYFW DESIGNER SHOWCASE

BREAK FREE NYFW, A FASHION SHOWCASE WITH A CAUSE, ANNOUNCES THEIR SECOND NYFW DESIGNER SHOWCASE

BREAK FREE NYFW, A FASHION SHOWCASE WITH A CAUSE, ANNOUNCES THEIR SECOND NYFW DESIGNER SHOWCASE TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH, WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY. Get Tickets Break Free NYFW is a runway show with a cause leading the discussion on mental health and substance use disorders within the fashion industry. We have invited [...]

Overdose Prevention Centers Save Lives and Aren’t “Heroin Shooting Galleries” As Those Less Informed on Harm Reduction May Lead You to Believe | Opinion

Overdose Prevention Centers Save Lives and Aren’t “Heroin Shooting Galleries” As Those Less Informed on Harm Reduction May Lead You to Believe | Opinion

Since February 2022, the two Overdose Prevention Centers [OPC] in East Harlem and Washington Heights have been visited 10,470 times by 857 individual participants, and have intervened in 180 overdoses, according to data provided by the nonprofit that runs the sites, OnPoint NYC, on March 9th, 2022. Most importantly, all individuals who suffered an overdose [...]

Alexandra Nyman, Founder of LadyCat, Stands with the Recovery Community

Alexandra Nyman, Founder of LadyCat, Stands with the Recovery Community

On Tuesday, our president made bold claims of his administration's desire to end the opioid crisis that has plagued our nation for generations. A number of bills sit on the congress floor waiting to pass ranging from the MAT Act (S.445 - 117th Congress 2021-2022; the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act of 2021) to the Opioid [...]