This year's Annual Chic Awearness, A Fashionable Fight for Ovarian Cancer Research has been postponed until 2021.
Ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of all female cancers. Most women are diagnosed once the cancer has already spread, making it more difficult to treat. There are often delays in diagnosing ovarian cancer. That is because there is no early detection test, and symptoms are often confused with symptoms of other less severe illnesses, particularly gastrointestinal complaints. Five-year ovarian cancer survival rates vary around the world, ranging from 30% to 45%. By comparison, five-year survival rates for women with breast cancer range from 80% to 90%. Ovarian cancer is overlooked and underfunded – yet every woman in the world is at risk of developing this disease.
Chic Awearness began in 2013 when survivor Marci Houff and a committee of talented and generous friends joined to create awareness around ovarian cancer. Almost $400,000 has been raised with much going to innovative ovarian cancer research at Dr. Ronald Alvarez's lab at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center via the T.J. Martell Foundation.
Chic Awearness is an evening of fun, fashion, and friends – all with the same goal – to stop the late detection and spread of ovarian cancer.
The evening features an inspirational survivor testimonial and a lively fashion show with models who have a personal connection to the disease. Tasty bites and the signature “Butterfly Kiss” cocktail round out the festive night.