From the American Cancer Society
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Bonnie Wright 845-440-2520
Hudson Valley Region of the American Cancer Society 20th Anniversary Step Into Spring Fashion Show – April 29, 2013
More than 500 expected to celebrate 20 years of hope, individuals and businesses from Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster counties uniting in the fight against breast cancer
New Windsor, NY (DATE) – Breast cancer survivors will be on the catwalk April 29 at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, as the American Cancer Society hosts the 20th Anniversary Step Into Spring Fashion Show. The event supports breast cancer awareness, life-saving research and local services to breast cancer patients living in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster counties.
All fashion show models are breast cancer survivors. Featured clothing and accessories will be provided by Elizabeth Boutique, Scruples, Harriman Clothing Co., Style Counsel & The Gap. The event includes a delicious dinner, an amazing silent auction and a pre-event restaurant raffle where 3 winners have the opportunity to win 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches or 12 dinners at various restaurants throughout the region!
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event. Founding committee member, Joan Pagones will be the survivor guest speaker. With an emphasis on hope and a celebration of survivorship, the event will raise funds to support breast cancer research and the local cancer services programs of the American Cancer Society of the Hudson Valley. The American Cancer Society of the Hudson Valley offers local services such as Look Good…Feel Better an educational program that helps women with cancer manage their appearance; Patient Navigation, a process by which one effectively engages survivors, caregivers and health systems to facilitate access to needed services and measurably improve the quality of life for survivors; and Reach to Recovery, a trained breast cancer survivors provide one-on-one support and up-to-date information to individuals facing breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, recurrence, or recovery.
Tickets are available and may be purchased by calling 845.440.2520.
The American Cancer Society will mark its 100th birthday in May 2013. The Society is the nation’s largest voluntary healthcare non-profit organization and the country’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.8 billion. Nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will have the chance to celebrate a birthday this year thanks in part to the Society’s efforts. For more information call 24/7 at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.