The event is unique in that all the fashion show models are survivors of breast cancer or currently battling the disease. Barbara Bates is herself a breast cancer survivor. Bates is the first person to tackle an event of this kind that supports cancer research specifically targeted to women of color in the Chicagoland area. “Through my experiences I learned that breast cancer does not have a “type”, said Bates. “It can strike anyone despite their race, age, size or even family history and I wanted to use my unique talents and gifts to help others learn about this disease and perhaps help save their lives.”
Who: The Barbara Bates Foundation
What: Knocking Out Breast Cancer a Fundraiser and Fashion Show
When: Sunday, October 28th
Reception 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fashion Show 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Prentice Women’s Hospital, Level 3
250 E. Superior St., Chicago
Why: To benefit breast cancer education through the Robert H. Luire Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern Hospital and the Sinai Health System.
ABOUT THE BARBARA BATES FOUNDATION
Founded in 1999, the Barbara Bates Foundation is a philanthropic organization with two missions:
Raise funds for educating African American and Latino women on the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.