Patricia Clizia, Fundraising Coordinator accepts a cheque for $55,000 from event organizers Linda Morris, Dolores Fortier, Stella Marotta accompanied by Cathy Burns, Manager Canadian Cancer Society Sudbury & District Unit Office.
The 4th annual Little Black Dress and Pearls Soirée makes a $55,000 impact in the fight against breast cancer.
“It’s wonderful to be able to report that the breast cancer death rate has declined by more than 30% in the last 25 years,” says Luba Slatkovska, Senior Manager, Research, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, “and, to say, that clinical trials funded by the Society, including several conducted in Sudbury, have led to some of the most important advances in breast cancer prevention and treatments that continue to save lives of women in Canada and around the world.”
The event held at Sudbury’s Caruso Club welcomed 500 elegantly attired women, united around a common goal in support of breast cancer research, at what is one of the year’s most talked about social occasions where hope, friendship and fun come together to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. “I am thrilled to hear about women in communities coming together to help researchers tackle cancer,” says Dr Angela Cheung, “and to have such a vibrant and driven group of women supporting my group’s research.”
Community fundraising events like the “Little Black Dress & White Pearls Soirée” help fund more world-class projects and breakthroughs to fight back against cancer. Since its inception in 2009, Little Black Dress and Pearls Soirée has raised more than $125,000 for Canadian Cancer Society breast cancer research. The support of our volunteers and donors make it possible for the Canadian Cancer Society to fund the best research projects and important clinical trials.