Celebrating Survivors – Couture for a Cure 2019 Brunch & Fashion Show will honor people in our community who have been impacted by cancer. On Sunday, October 20th from 12 – 2 pm, cancer survivors, their families and friends, and cancer caregivers will walk the pink carpet for a fashion show to celebrate their courage, beauty, and strength. Cheer on survivors and gather with family, friends and co-workers at the Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury, to honor someone in your life who has been impacted by cancer for an inspirational and fun Sunday brunch. Purchase tickets or sponsor a table soon, as this amazing event will sell out. If you are unable to attend donations are greatly appreciated.
Funds raised from Couture for a Cure will support survivorship programs available at the Gerrish Breast Care Center and Anna Jaques Cancer Center. Survivorship programs support patients as they manage life beyond cancer, including understanding the long-term effects of treatment, managing the risk of re-occurrence, and addressing the social, physical and psychological effects of survival.
Ways to get involved
- Volunteer: Volunteers assist in every aspect of the event – before, during, after. Contact Suzanne Cap at 978-463-1176 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about different opportunities
- Silent Auction Donation
- In-Kind dessert donation
Raise awareness and promote prevention during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, such as Pink Up the Port.
- With questions or to learn more, contact: Mary Williamson, Vice President of Development, email@example.com or 978-463-1211
History of the Event
For almost a decade, Anna Jaques Hospital and the Institution for Savings have partnered to raise awareness and promote the prevention of breast cancer in our community. The Institutions’ support has ranged from partnering on community events to raise awareness – to supporting the purchase of 3D Mammography at AJH for our community.
Over the years our efforts for the event have been aimed at educating and advocating for women to schedule their annual mammogram. We have celebrated the survival of coworkers, neighbors and friends and offered cancer patients support on their personal journeys. In 2018, we decided to kick it up a notch and showcased local breast cancer survivors as featured models in a fashion show luncheon event titled Couture for a Cure.
This year, we have changed the event from a mid-week luncheon to Sunday brunch so that families and friends can all gather in celebration of the strength, beauty and determination of survivorship.