Press Release: Love Her 2014
The charity will honour Dr. Steven Narod, a world leader in the field of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and recipient of 2014 Karen Campbell National Award for Research Excellence, at its annual “LOVE HER” gala in Calgary on Thursday, Mar. 6th, 2014.
Co-hosts, Jessica Holmes and Diane Francis will keep the crowd entertained alongside the musical stylings of Sophie Serafino and a stunning fashion show by local women’s wear boutique OOH LA LA.
“Ovarian Cancer Canada is honoured to recognize Dr. Narod’s decades of international research that have deepened our understanding of hereditary ovarian cancer and moved us toward better prevention and treatment of this disease. His body of work exemplifies the very definition of the award,” says Elisabeth Baugh, CEO, Ovarian Cancer Canada.
“It’s a tremendous honour to receive this award from Ovarian Cancer Canada,” says Dr. Steven Narod, Director of the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, a group that focuses on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. “Our team conducts research that has immediate consequences. One likes to think that the impact will be seen as soon as the research is out – that it will change practice and change lives.”
“Finding a cure for cancer is a cause that is very close to our hearts at CIBC,” says Christina Kramer, CIBC’s Executive Vice-President. “We are proud to support Ovarian Cancer Canada as presenting sponsor of the LOVE HER series across the country and help recognize Dr. Steven Narod for his tremendous contributions towards better cancer prevention, treatment and care for all women.”
Tickets for all three events are currently available for purchase: Love-Her
6pm Main event begins
7pm Fashion show, live auction, and more
Cocktail dress code
17,000 women in Canada currently live with ovarian cancer. LOVE HER pays tribute to these women by helping to raise awareness of one of the most overlooked and under-diagnosed of women’s cancers. There is no screening test for ovarian cancer and the often late detection of this disease results in a shocking five-year survival rate of less than 30%. Join the spectacular LOVE HER events to celebrate women, raise awareness and support the vital work of Ovarian Cancer Canada.
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