Cancer Chic

by Cancer Chic

Cancer Chic invites Calgary’s do-gooders & savvy social connectors to attend Cancer Chic’s 3rd Annual Silent Auction

Embrace your generous spirit and support young
women with cancer living in the Calgary area.

© Cancer Chic
CALGARY, AB – It’s Cancer Chic’s 3rd annual silent auction! On Wednesday, May 7th a fabulous group of Calgary’s committed charity supporters will come together in support of Cancer Chic’s biggest silent auction yet.  There will be wine and antipasti to energize our bidders.

Held in SW Calgary at Mercato West (873 85 St SW), this event promises to tempt guests with fresh Italian fare from the talented kitchen while paired with delicious wines. Attendees will enjoy bidding on 40 plus amazing auction items.   How about a fly-fishing day trip for 4?  Ready to own a paddleboard?  Or, why not enjoy a luxurious spa-like treatment at home?   With 175 guests attending, competition will be intense!

Led by Cancer Chic’s Executive Director and Founder, Karla Laing, ticket-holders are guaranteed to have a fun-filled and memorable evening, while raising funds for an important cause.  “This year’s goal is to raise over $25,000.  Proceeds from the event will help us expand Cancer Chic’s efforts in the programs we offer for young women with cancer,” says Karla.

Cancer Chic was an idea that was borne while Karla was undergoing chemotherapy treatments.  She recognized there was a gap in the programs offered to for young women with cancer.

The women who attend the workshops are between the ages of 20 - 50 and are at various stages of a cancer diagnosis.  The focus is to provide relevant and timely information about survivorship, chemical free make-up and beauty products, hair loss, plus fitness during and after treatment. The facilitators, cancer survivors and specialists, deliver upbeat and realistic stories about their own personal cancer journeys.

Event information:

  • Italian fare cooked up fresh from Mercato’s kitchen
  • Wine from Merlo Vinoteca
  • Timing:  7-11 p.m.
  • Auction closes at 9:30 p.m.
  • Tickets are $75 and include one glass of wine & food
  • Available from www.cancerhic.eventbrite.ca

About Cancer Chic:
Cancer Chic is a non-profit charity with a mission to offer young women with cancer the knowledge to make mindful choices about survivorship, chemical free body care products, hair-loss and the benefits of fitness during and after cancer.  By taking this approach during cancer, women are able to gain relevant information that assists them during their own personal cancer journey.
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About the Silent Auction:
The annual Cancer Chic Silent Auction continues a tradition that started in 2012, of bringing together the Calgary community to raise funds and awareness in support of Cancer Chic and its innovative workshops and programs.

Cancer Chic contacts:
Karla Laing:  Karla@cancerchic.ca
Christine Francoeur:  Christine@cancerchica.

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