strong>Fashion and Fundraising unite at the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada’s (CCAC) annual gala

Fashion lovers and CCAC supporters are invited to come together once again in celebration of the wonderful work accomplished by the association during 2012. As distinguished guests flock into Le Windsor on November 6, they will be immersed in a world of Glamour and Couture, where fashion will be transformed into a pure sensory experience to benefit the CCAC’s many initiatives in Quebec and across the country.

The event consists of a cocktail dînatoire, live and silent auction and a European style fashion show, compiled by Artistic Director Hans Koechling and will feature Montreal’s exciting new luxury fashion house PAVONI, whose line inspiration fittingly derives from the peacock, long recognized as the embodiment and symbol of elegance. Models will also be wearing beautiful jewelry by ANZIE and shoes by Browns.

While renowned Quebec media figure Anne Marie Withenshaw will be the host of the gala, other prominent attendees include, Olympic gold-medal short track speed skater François-Louis Tremblay, whose mother is a colorectal cancer survivor.

“I am thrilled to be a part of such luxurious and worthwhile event. The CCAC plays such an integral role in the lives of Canadian colorectal cancer patients and their families and this event is one of the many ways supporters can help raise funds to fight, treat and eventually beat this horrible yet preventable disease,” said Withenshaw.

Preventing colon cancer, prolonging the lives of those touched by it, supporting patients and their families as they cope with the challenges of this disease and ensuring that patients have timely access to the most effective treatments are just a few examples of what the CCAC accomplishes daily.

“Our awareness and education programs ensure not only that more people are aware of the disease, but that more men and women are screened for it. The number of patients that we can provide information and offer support increases annually. It is through the generosity of supporters at events such as the gala that we are able to continue to make a difference every single day,” Barry Stein, CCAC President.

Major sponsors for the event currently include; our platinum sponsor INTACT, silver sponsor BAYER, Dairy Farmers of Canada, CN, MNP, Raymond James and Disaronno.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $375 and a group of 10 is 3,250$. For more information, sponsorship opportunities, purchase program advertising space or to reserve tickets, visit www.colorectal-cancer.ca/gala2k12/ or contact our offices at 514.875.7745.