Breast cancer is close to my heart because I lost two good friends to breast cancer: Penny Ong and Chinky Santiago. I thank God my dear friend Rita Nazareno is still alive and doing well, five years after being diagnosed.
Rita is proof that there’s life after breast cancer.
Now Rita is one of ICanServe Foundation’s members.
Since it was established in 1999, ICanServe Foundation has become one of the biggest and most influential foundations for breast cancer in the Philippines.
Run by passionate cancer survivors, ICanServe’s mission is to support women with breast cancer through early detection breast exams and community-based programs that extend medical support and empower women through education and information.
On October 13, 2016, ICanServe will present Fashion Can Serve at the Raffles Makati. The fundraising event aims to benefit its Ating Dibdibin program.
Participating are some of the country’s top designers, models, and muses, and breast cancer survivors with their friends and family.
The stories of triumph and survival will be interpreted by designers Randy Ortiz, Dennis Lustico, Patrice Diaz, Rosanna Ocampo, Mark Bumgarner and Patty Ang.
Bringing light and authenticity to the show, surgeons and doctors together with real breast cancer survivors and their “breast friends” will serve as models and muses as they walk down the ramp beside them.
These include Bibeth Orteza and her son Rafa Siguion Reyna, Beth Romualdez and her daughter Via Reyes, sisters-in-law Margarita and Malou Fores (who are both survivors), Amanda Luym and her close friend & cousin Cacay Moras-Server, Chuchu Madrigal and her daughter Alex Eduque, and Frances Yu and sister Crickette Tantoco.
Also participating are Rita Nazareno, Olive Lamasan and MeAnne Solomon.
Former Miss World Megan Young, Iza Calzado, and Heart Evangelista will be lending their star power to the cause.
Fashion Can Serve is on October 13, 2016 at the Raffles Makati.
For more information go to www.icanservefoundation.org/ or www.facebook.com/FashionCanServe.