© 2024 WSIU Public Broadcasting
WSIU Public Broadcasting
Member-Supported Public Media from Southern Illinois University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

SIU Medicine breast cancer survivor and employee will model at fashion week in NYC

A series of photos featuring Erica Austin
SIU Medicine (provided)
Erica Austin

SIU Medicine deputy director Erica Austin will model during New York Fashion Week in September.

Austin, who recently underwent breast cancer surgery, will walk the runway for Dana Donofree, a breast cancer survivor and the designer and founder of AnaOno, an international intimates clothing line for women with breast cancer.

The fashion show is part of the Plastic Surgery Foundation’s twelfth annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness -- or BRA Day -- which aims to raise awareness and educate women about their post-mastectomy breast cancer care options.

Past SIU Medicine models in the fashion show include, Susan Danenberger, owner of Danenberger Family Vineyards, and Tami Russell, Springfield Police officer and president of Police Benevolent and Protective Association Unit 5. Danenberger will walk the runway again this year.

As a news producer and news anchor on All Things Considered, Brad provides the listeners with a recap of the day's top local and state news as well as breaking news at any given time. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
As a WSIU donor, you don’t simply watch or listen to public media programs, you are a partner. By making a gift, you help WSIU produce, purchase, and broadcast programs you care about and enjoy – every day of the year.