Saturday, October 10, 2009

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Last Sunday I participated in a Breast Cancer fashion show. My dear friend, Lesley, is a survivor of breast cancer. She has been putting on fabulous fundraiser fashion shows for years and years. I've participated in quite a few. It was a great reunion of some of my best and oldest girlfriends who participated in the event. Best of all, the show boasted 145 men and women all gathering to raise money for Dr. Mark Levine, M.D., M.Sc. F.R.C.P(C) who spoke at the show regarding the new developments in cancer research. He is Chair of the Dept. of Oncology at McMaster University here in Hamilton, Ontario. All monies raised that day will go directly towards one of his research programs. In the words of my strong survivor, Lesley: "More people are living with cancer now than ever before - and that I believe it is because of the research being done."

Here I am with Lesley who has been my friend forever. I admire her tremendously as she is a cancer survivor and an incredibly courageous woman. She organized the whole event!!

Erica and I. Not only are we long time pals, we are also Dutch!! We love coffee.

One of the first looks of the event. I love red!!

Dean and I working the leather.

I got to rock the Oscar de la Renta one more time!!

Another very close, long time friend of mine, Anita, and her handsome partner work the runway.

Oops!! My long time friend, Franca, has a clothing malfunction. Luckily she caught the straps before too much was exposed.

Franca, July and I after the show. We are friends and Sisters in Iron.


VeggieGirl said...

Incredible event and cause!

Cynthia said...

You look great in the red coat and the leopard dress!

Pam said...


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That is great occasion for prevent and spread awareness against breast cancer. More and more womens should take interest in this.