On Thursday, March 7 from 6:00-8:00 PM, Neiman Marcus’ Natick Mall location will host a celebrity-studded Spring 2013 Fashion Presentation and Cocktail Party to benefit Boston-based Art beCAUSE™ Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCBCF). Sara Underwood of Boston’s Fox 25 News will emcee the event.
According to Ellie Anbinder, Founder and Executive Director at ABCBCF, the funds raised at this event will support Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation’s sole mission to underwrite research into the environmental causes of the disease with the goal of prevention and ultimately, eradication.
In addition to a great fashion show, admission includes signature cocktails and savories by Bakers Best Catering, music by DJ Dana Labb and a chance to win a $1,000.00 Neiman Marcus Gift Card. Tickets are available at ArtbeCAUSE.org.
“The Faces of Breast Cancer: A Photographic Journey,” a photographic essay of men and women with breast cancer by local photographer David Fox will be on exhibit during the event and will remain in the store through Sunday, February 10.
"I'm so happy to help Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation and its effort to prevent breast cancer. This disease has impacted so many families, including my own. I also applaud the breast cancer survivors who will be walking down the runway. They are beautiful, and an inspiration to all of us," said Ms. Underwood.
Local celebrity guest models include Jason Varitek, Special Assistant to the General Manager of the Boston Red Sox and his wife Catherine, a breast cancer survivor. "Jason and I are very excited to work with the Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation. As a breast cancer survivor, it's very important to me to do all I can to help bring more awareness to as many people as possible," said Catherine.
Modeling the Spring 2013 fashions with Catherine and Jason Varitek are breast cancer survivors, Pete Devereaux, Barbara LaRue and Nicole Mutschler. Miss Massachusetts Sarah Kidd and Boston personalities, Anchor/Reporter, Janet Wu, Meteorologist Chris Lambert and Sports Reporter Rhett Lewis of Channel 7News, Sue Brady from MIX 104.1, New England Revolution MVP & ESPN MLS Lead Analyst Taylor Twellman, former Boston Celtic Walter McCarty and Jimmy Young of Young Broadcasters of America will also grace the runway.
Admission to the event is $40.00 per person, which includes one raffle ticket or $85.00 per person, which includes three raffle tickets for a chance to win a $1,000.00 Neiman Marcus Gift Card. Tickets are available at ArtbeCAUSE.org.
Laurie Bean has been named Event Chair. In conjunction with Neiman Marcus, the event was organized by Joanie Friedman, a Boston-area non-profit event planner who has organized several successful Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation events, including its annual Gala.
ABOUT ART beCAUSE™ BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
Art beCAUSE™ Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCBCF) was founded in 2000 by breast cancer survivor Ellie Anbinder and Joyce Creiger, art consultant, with the sole mission of raising money to support research devoted to exposing the environmental causes of breast cancer. With funds raised through a variety of fundraising activities, ABCBCF has granted over $180,000 to scientists dedicated to this research. “Seed the Scientists,” recipients include researchers at Silent Spring Institute, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and University of Rochester. ABCBCF is a non-profit 501(c)3 Foundation. ArtbeCAUSE.org