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Chic Awearness gala to support ovarian cancer research set for Dec. 6

Nov. 18, 2021, 9:07 AM

 

by Tom Wilemon

The eighth annual Chic Awearness, a fashion show and fundraiser for ovarian cancer research, returns as an in-person event from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6.

Founded by ovarian cancer survivor and advocate Marci Houff, the mission of Chic Awearness is to spotlight the fight against ovarian cancer while funding research and other initiatives at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).

The gala will be held at the Hilton Nashville Green Hills, 3801 Cleghorn Ave., where an inspiring survivor will speak and the Frances Hill Caldwell Jackson “Courage Award” will be presented. Attendees are also encouraged to wear teal, which is the color of support for people impacted by ovarian cancer.

Since its founding, Chic Awearness has raised more than $500,000 for ovarian cancer research and support at VICC.

“We want women to know they are not alone when given the diagnosis of ovarian cancer,” said Houff.

The holiday fashion show will feature ovarian cancer survivors and their supporters dressed in attire from some of Nashville’s top retailers, including Emerson Grace, Gus Mayer, H. Audrey, Levy’s, Stitch It & Co, J. Michaels Clothiers and Peter Millar.

Individual tickets are $125. Tickets may be purchased at www.chicawearness.org. For more information, call 615-322-7733 or email casey.n.holden@vumc.org.

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