Kendall Jenner Treats Cancer-Fighting Girl To A Fashion Night Out
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In respect of the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Kendall Jenner invited a 9 year old cancer fighting girl to join her at a Fashion Week show.
September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, model Kendall Jenner did her part for the cause by inviting 9 year old Morgan Pierce who is a cancer fighting girl to join her at a Fashion Week show.
Young Morgan Pierce "is a little fashionista," her mom Emily tells PEOPLE. "She loves absolutely everything fashion."
Going to Tuesday night's show "was a great distraction" for Morgan, Emily says. Jenner gave her guests the VIP treatment, getting them front-row seats, goodie bags and a backstage tour during hair and makeup, before hitting the catwalk herself. Women's soccer star Alex Morgan came over to say hello, too. "It made it so special that Kendall was actually interested in September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month," Emily adds. And her daughter "was really excited to cheer Kendall on." Jenner was excited, too.
"When I was told about Morgan and her dream to come to a fashion show, I wanted to do anything I could do to help make that happen," the reality starlet tells PEOPLE. "Morgan was so sweet and excited to be at the show. I was honored to part of such a special night for her."
Emily, who documents her daughter's progress on sparklyflower.com, says Morgan is doing "well," despite her illness. "She's starting to understand the importance of spreading awareness, so being able to meet a celebrity like Kendall, and have her be interested in helping, is becoming more and more important to her," she explains.
Morgan was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, was cleared one year later, but has since relapsed twice, and comes to New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from her home in Florida for treatment.© 2013 Fashion & Style.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Sep 14, 2012 11:23 AM EDT