Meet the Alumni Models: Jocelyn Lee

By Caroline O'Donnell | June 10, 2020

As a Zumba instructor, Jocelyn Godwin is well adjusted to performing in front of people. Nevertheless, she was terrified to strut down the runway at the Runway Show 2019: “I was scared sh**less” she laughingly exclaims. Today she is so grateful she worked up the courage, calling the event humbling, purposeful and up-lifting. In the end, she felt immeasurable honor to be apart of something so special and to inspire others to give to this cause.

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Why Black Lives Matters for Everyone.

By Caroline O'Donnell | June 4, 2020

Here at Runway we have been pausing, reflecting and listening. We know today is a day of amplifying those voices around us who, silenced for so long, deserve to be heard. We will continue to #saytheirnames: George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbrey and so many more.

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Meet the Models: Georgia, Sophie & Amelia Lubrano

By Caroline O'Donnell | May 25, 2020

The Lubrano Family have been forces for good on behalf of Runway for Recovery for years. It is a testament to Jean Lubrano, matriarch and warrior, who passed away from breast cancer in 1998.

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Meet the Alumni Models: Kelly Benson

By Caroline O'Donnell | May 22, 2020

Kelly Benson Last surgery in Oct. 2019First year walking: 2018 What’s getting her through this time: Routine! Routine that must include physical exercise of some sort- from virtual Zumba classes to outside play for the children and even googling “kid workouts”! Getting outside as much as possible including biking, hiking and and walks. Zooming with friends and family.  Favorite Quote: “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start” Nido Qubein What she is most looking forward to about The Runway Show: hugging everyone (in 2021!), dancing and smiling. Ok, fine – and getting glammed…

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By Olivia Achtmeyer Boger | May 19, 2020

Reframing the way we think about the next 52+ weeks. Since March, I’ve started a majority of my sentences with, “when this all goes back to normal, I will…” and fill in the ending with something about how life used to be. It is a way of thinking that provides a huge amount of safety and comfort because it is a nostalgic way of thinking. And I love nostalgia. I love thinking about my childhood, of holidays gone by; I love looking at old photos; I love talking about wonderful vacations and celebrations; I love slide shows set to music…

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