Live Bold Style Creator Renee Smith, is a stage 3 breast cancer survivor who decided she wanted to merge two of her passions; fashion and the fight against cancer. A Brooklyn native, Renee graduated from New York University and upon completion studied Organizational Psychology at New York’s Columbia University. With 10 years of experience on Wall Street behind her, Renee discovered her love of fashion while working at Women Model Management with models Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. Today Renee serves as one of the founding Women for the international advocacy organization, Fashion for Development (F4D) an organization partnered with the United Nations, that seeks to assist women in developing countries (one woman one child) by creating new business and entrepreneurial opportunities in thefashion industry. In addition she serves on the event host committee of the newly developed Women & Fashion Film Festival which nurtures the creative development of women and an outlet for films, including screening of Outstanding Fashion Shorts bringing together members of fashion, entertainment and media industries to foster discussion to build a greater send of community. After completing chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, Renee was scouted by designer Veronica Brett as a mastectomy swimsuit model for the Patricia Brett swimwear collection and was recruited by the American Cancer Society of Greater New York in Partnership with the Susan G. Komen foundation, where Renee serves as a cancer advocate and spokesperson for the coalition to save cancer screenings in the United States. Thanks to Getty Photographer Romel Damano, Renee’s image is soon part of a series of Cancer Survivor portraits commissioned by Designer Donna Karan “Cancer diagnois was a the catalyst in propelling me forward in this fragile journey. it allowed me, with the fullness of love , to help and become a representative for all affected by Cancer. With God’s good grace, we will find a cure someday”.
FACTS ABOUT CANCER
Cancer accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths in the U.S.A. making it the second most common affliction, next to heart disease, we currently face. The survival rate for all cancers is 68% up from 49% giving us a great reason for optimism. This year alone, approximately 1,660,290 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed. The overall costs of cancer are approximately $226.8 billion ($103.8 billion for direct medical costs/$123 billion for indirect mortality costs (cost of lost productivity due to premature death).
LIVEBOLDSTYLE is a vision of global style and attitude. We represent the dynamic lifestyle of the modern woman and men who are currently experiencing the troubles of cancer. We are a company, an aesthetic and the realization of a dream with the love of fashion and entertainment to to live life everyday with happinesses, chic style, passion, fun and love. to be bold in our life experiences, and to style with enthusiasm.
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