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Cancer survivors strut their stuff for St. Joseph Hospital

O.C. business leaders sponsored a fashion show for The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment.

BY KARLY barkerPublished: June 28, 2011

The 15th Annual Circles of Life Fashion Show fundraiser featured cancer survivors and patients who strutted their stuff for a cause that is close to their hearts: Orange-based St. Joseph Hospital’s Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. The fashionable event was held last Sunday at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel. Apparel – including designs from ArtRagous, Cache, Eileen Fisher, Friar Tux, Georgiou, Jos A. Bank Clothiers, Trina Turk and White House/Black Market – were modeled by 26 cancer treatment advocates.

Resources Global Professionals Inc., Trench Shoring Company, Hermatology Oncology Medical Group of Orange County and West Coast Neurosurgical Associates teamed up with St. Joseph to sponsor the event, which brought in over $80,000. All of the proceeds will benefit the neuro-oncology program at the hospital. 

“This exciting new program provides patients with the most advanced and comprehensive care available,” said Dr. Robert Ash, medical director of St. Joseph’s Radiation Oncology department and the fashion show’s chair.

The theme of this year’s show was Imagine – a concept that all cancer patients have to deal with.

“Some of the models never imagined themselves to be strutting down a runway,” said Ash. Those fortunate enough to have not been diagnosed with cancer can only imagine the strength and determination needed to overcome the disease. In addition, as physicians and patients alike imagine and dream of a world without cancer, the money raised through the event will contribute to realizing this vision.”

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