Lights, Camera, Lynx
On July 31, the Lynx transformed Macy's Rotunda of the Mall of America into a fashion runway and strutted their stuff in hopes to increase breast cancer funding and awareness in the state of Minnesota.
"It was so much fun, we got to work on our little model walks and it was just a fun experience," Monica Wright said. "I'm glad everyone came out to support breast cancer."
The event featured Lynx players and head coach Cheryl Reeve, who all hit the runway with the latest styles from some of the trendiest stores in Minneapolis. Guests in attendance were able to bid on memorabilia, experiences and gift cards at a silent auction during the show. Items up for bid included game-worn, autographed pink Lynx jerseys, which the players wore in the July 27 game against Los Angeles as a part of Breast Health Awareness Night. All proceeds from the event went to benefit the Minnesota Lynx Foundation and the American Cancer Society, which was granted $10,000 towards breast cancer research.
The event was a great chance for fans to see the Lynx off the court and watch the players' true personalities shine through, all for a great cause.
"It's so important, just understanding that breast cancer is very serious," Charde Houston said. "There are so many people who are directly affected by it, or may be on the outside looking in, but in one way or another, it affects each and every one of us, so I just want to help by putting my fashion sense to the test, and put it to use to raise money for the cure."
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