Vancouver designer Malene Grotrian is hosting her 2nd annual Full Circle Fashion and Art Fundraiser for OVCARE, BC’s Ovarian Cancer Research Team, on September 16th.
The Full Circle Fashion and Art Event is presented by Malene Grotrian Design and hosted at Autoform showroom, this glamorous and fun fashion and art event features a cocktail reception with delicious canapés and wines, special guests from the OVCARE Team, live music and entertainment by DJ Leanne, a special silent auction of original art and luxury items, and exciting luxury raffle prizes. To highlight this special evening, the Malene Grotrian Fall/Winter 2014 Collection will be exclusively launched with a couture runway show. This fabulous night out brings together friends, valued partners, and over 200 guests to raise funds in support of Ovarian Cancer Research.
There are two ticket options. Regular tickets ($60) include admission to the standing area for the fashion show, delicious libations and canapes, complimentary valet parking, and access to the luxury raffle and silent auction. VIP tickets ($100) include all of the regular ticket perks plus reserved fashion show seating and a unique gift bag (valued at over $300.
The very first time I went to a designer’s studio, where they picked out a red carpet look for me and made me feel like a million bucks, was when I visited Malene Grotrian in 2011. Since that time I have followed her career, kept an eye on her look book, and done a follow up interview as she’s always poured herself into projects for causes she cares about. Be sure to follow Malene on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about her events, collections, and services.
About the OVCARE Research Team
The OVCARE Research Team is proudly supported by The UBC Faculty of Medicine, The BC Cancer Foundation and The VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. The purpose of our Full Circle Fashion and Art Event is to raise funds and local awareness in support of OVCARE and their ongoing commitment to research in Ovarian cancer, the most serious of all gynecologic cancers. In British Columbia, we have the best outcomes (survival rates) for Ovarian cancer in the world. But the sad fact remains: Ovarian cancer has a 75% mortality rate. Research is the only hope we have of saving the lives of women who are suffering with this disease.
Dr. Dianne Miller (Chair of BC’s provincial gynecologic tumor group) and the OVCARE Team have been at the forefront of Ovarian cancer research in their efforts to develop better diagnostic tools and improved treatment protocols for the disease and ultimately, to find a cure. OVCARE is leading the world with their BC policy in Ovarian cancer prevention, which has recently gained international support.