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Chic Awearness event supports VUMC ovarian cancer research

Sep. 20, 2018, 9:54 AM

by Tom Wilemon

The T.J. Martell Foundation’s 6th Annual Chic Awearness fundraising event that supports ovarian cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) will be held Monday, Sept. 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at Analog at the Hutton Hotel, 1808 West End Ave.

Chic Awearness is a cocktail party featuring a fashion show presented by Stacey Rhodes Boutique and Peter Millar, with models who have a personal connection with the disease. One of the models will be Ronald Alvarez, MD, MBA, Betty and Lonnie S. Burnett professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Founded by ovarian cancer survivor and advocate Marci Houff, the mission of Chic Awearness is to create awareness of the deadliest of the gynecologic cancers while funding cutting-edge research. Since its inception, the event has raised funds for ovarian cancer research initiatives in the form of grants from the Martell Foundation to investigators at the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at VICC.

The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. It was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $280 million for research that supports flagship hospitals in the United States. For more information on the T.J. Martell Foundation visit

For more “Chic Awearness” information and to purchase tickets, visit

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