Upcoming fashion event will raise money for ovarian cancer researchPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- This month is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. So "Colleen's Dream Foundation" is hosting Craft Beer, Cocktails & Couture, a fund-raising event in Phoenix on Sept. 25, to raise money for ovarian cancer research.
Craft Beer, Cocktails & Couture will feature high fashion provided by top Scottsdale boutique Amy,inc., as well as craft-beer sampling and education, courtesy of Crescent Crown Distributing, and signature cocktails, courtesy of Tito's Handmade Vodka.
"We started Colleen's Dream Foundation two years ago in honor of my mom, Colleen, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007, and sadly passed away 18 months ago," says Nicole Cundiff, executive director of Colleen's Dream Foundation.
"The worst part of her diagnosis was learning that there was no early-detection screening tool," Nicole continues. "So we, as a family, joined together to make a commitment to change that, and raise money so that we can find an early detection screening tool."
The event will held at the beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright original home on Tatum Boulevard in Paradise Valley, Ariz.
"Craft Beer, Cocktails & Couture"
Date: Sept. 25
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Event emcee: Syleste Rodriguez
Location: 'The U-Haul House" (A Frank Lloyd Wright home)
7211 N. Tatum Blvd.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Dress: Dressy casual
Colleen's Dream Foundation
About Ovarian Cancer:
Ovarian cancer is often referred to as "the silent killer" because many women do not discover their disease until it is in the late stages, which leads to many women succumbing to the disease within a short period of time. Unlike cervical or breast cancer, ovarian cancer does not have a standardized early detection procedure. When it comes to women's health, ovarian cancer proves to be one of the deadliest diseases.
About Colleen's Dream Foundation:
Colleen's Dream Foundation started in 2012 and supports research for early detection and improved treatment for ovarian cancer. The story of Colleen's Dream started in 2007 when Colleen Drury -- Nicole Cundiff's mother and Billy Cundiff's mother-in-law -- was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer. The family became aware of a new world that was filled with invasive surgery, harsh chemotherapy, and lots of uncertainty, and realized they needed to help others who were dealing with ovarian cancer.
Colleen's Dream Foundation believes it is important to raise money for research that will lead to reliable early detection testing and improved treatment for ovarian cancer. Because so little is known about ovarian cancer in proportion to other women's health issues, there is an incredible opportunity for research and education.
Colleen's Dream Foundation is a qualified 501 (c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization based in Phoenix, Arizona.