The planning committee approached Tina earlier this year knowing of her own family's battle with breast cancer. They caught her just before she embarks on her media tour for the release of her new single, “So Good” featuring Fat Joe due out in October. Tina is excited to perform in this event and she said, "I will do everything I can to support better detection, treatment, and reconstruction of the 1 in 8 women in America who will develop breast cancer.". All of the proceeds from the fashion show event will benefit research efforts in the Cancer Center and the Center for Breast Reconstruction at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Tina further noted, "The organizers of The Pink Runway 2010 are very passionate about breast cancer and are really involved in this important fight. I couldn't be with a stronger team.". Macy's is providing all of the fashions for the models and the team of 15 models will all have professional makeup from a volunteer team from ColoreScience. Other major sponsors include Mentor Corporation (a Johnson and Johnson company) and Botox Cosmetic and Natrelle (from Allergan, Inc). Numerous Southern California businesses are also supporters of this event and will be represented in the exhibitors row at the venue showcasing breast health information kiosks, breast cancer reconstruction experts, and beauty products from the aestheticians and plastic surgeons of Loma Linda University.
This years event will be held at 7 PM on September 25th at the Fox Event Center in Redlands, CA. Hors d'oeuvres from Riverside's own Green Olive Grill will be available throughout the program. Tickets for this important event are $25 per person, though they are free for the first 50 breast cancer survivors who call (909) LLU 2344. To purchase tickets or for more information on how to become a sponsor, log on to www.thepinkrunway.com .
About Tina Sugandh -
Tina Sugandh is becoming known as "The World's First Bollywood Pop Star". (Glam.com). One listen to Sugandh's music and you'll know you have discovered an artist worthy of such a title. This singer, songwriter, dancer, guitarist, tabla player, and actress has been performing since the age of five with her musical family, The Sugandh Family.
She recently had two Billboard Charting Singles, has been on several Hollywood blockbuster soundtracks such as Around the World in 80 Days, Christmas With the Kranks, Ice Princess, Raise Your Voice, The Clique and more, was the voice of the theme song "Sisters" for Kelly Ripa's ABC sitcom 'Hope and Faith', had a New York Post feature story about her, and recently sang and played tabla for Ringo Starr's latest album and gave the Beatles percussionist a tabla tutorial which she shares with us on her YouTube site.
With recent performances on the CW-11 and at the Astaire Awards with Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming, and with features in media outlets such as The New York Post,Reuters international and more, Tina claims "Although I'm truly grateful to have been performing since the age of five and to have had many incredible opportunities since then, I'm really just getting started!"
Born in Bombay but raised in New Jersey, Sugandh grew up in a musical family. After losing her mother to breast cancer late in 2008, Tina has joined forces with the American Cancer Society to promote awareness and the importance of mammography.
For more information on Tina and to download her music, please visit www.tinasugandh.com
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