Did you know that October is breast cancer awareness month? A sad, but true fact is that breast cancer is common that every 13 Filipino women are expected to develop this sickness in her lifetime. The prevalence of having it is indeed high that at least 16 percent of the 50,000 cases are diagnosed with it. (Source) On the bright and good side, breast cancer is curable.
Marie France teams up with the ICanServe Foundation Inc., an advocacy group that provides hope and help for women at risk by fighting ignorance and fear and by championing Awareness and Early Breast Cancer Detection. The event last October 6 was a Fund Raising Fashion Show and an auction to support I Can Serve programs for breast cancer awareness and early detection.
The event was led by the beautiful Issa Litton.
Known for her flamboyant outfits and headpieces, comical fashion designer and columnist Tessa Prieto – Valdes brought the house down! Stays at the Raffles Makati & El Nido resorts as well as items from the SSIGROUP, Inc and Miladay were up for auction, in which she hosted.
Gorgeous designs were showcased in white, black, nude and the primary color of the event, pink. Other ICanServe, Marie France and Facial Care ambassadors with the likes of Dawn Zulueta, Agot Isidro, Risa Mananquil-Trillo, Amina Aranaz walked down the catwalk. A standing ovation was given for brave survivors who walked down the catwalk, including Julie Torres, Toni Abad, Leah Caringal, Alya Honasan and my mentor, Patty Betita.
I had a photo taken with designer Rajo Laurel, omg. His designs were my favorite. Did you know that he was once a member of the (then) DLSU Pep Squad? (Source)
Thanks Riana for inviting me!
This event was close to my heart because it reminded me of family and friends who survived breast cancer. We are a lot stronger than we think. 🙂
Check out this video made by Jason Magbanua for the ICanServe breast cancer foundation. It brought me to tears, as it served as small reminder for those struggling with it that one is not alone and it you could overcome such.
For more information on how to help, visit http://icanservefoundation.org or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.