2019 Hope Couture HOPE COUTURE RAISES MORE THAN $700,000 TO BRING FUTURE OF PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH AND CARE TO B.C. The BC Cancer Foundation’s sixth annual Hope Couture presented by Legacy Senior Living - The Leo Wertman Residence announces more than $700,000 raised to launch a cutting-edge pancreatic rapid access clinic at BC Cancer – Vancouver. “Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in Canada, and unless more effective treatment strategies are found, it’s projected to become the second leading cause by 2030,” says Dr. Daniel Renouf, medical oncologist, BC Cancer and co-founder of Pancreas Centre BC. “Our team is immensely grateful to Hope Couture guests and Foundation donors for helping us kick-start this crucial clinic.” Philanthropic funds raised at Hope Couture will help to change outcomes and bring hope to the more than 800 people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in our province each year. The pancreatic rapid access clinic at BC Cancer – Vancouver will be the first of its kind in Western Canada, providing expedited access to consults with multiple specialists, rapid diagnostic testing, cutting-edge genetic profiling and innovative research within one clinic. Held at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, guests of the fashion show and luncheon were taken to “Sunset on the Serengeti” with lively décor and an energetic live auction. Vancouver boutique retailers Bacci's and Boboli impressed the audience with stunning fashions from their fall and winter collections, including pieces from Chloé, Valentino, Dries Van Noten, Stella McCartney, Giambattista Valli and more. Read More Event Details Date: Friday, September 11th, 2020 Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm Location: Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Vancouver Attire: Business Tickets: Will be available closer to the event. Your ticket includes a fashion show featuring 2020 Fall and Winter Fashions, a silent auction, a live auction, and luncheon. For more information, please contact Chantelle Dalton at 604.675.8191 or Chantelle.Dalton@bccancer.bc.ca. 2020 Committee Members Stacey Kape, Co-Chair Naz Panahi, Co-Chair Marcella Cusano, Past Chair Angela Blake Stephanie Bonn Ona Chan Kate François Sharon Hayles Nisha Khare Tirajeh Mazaheri Ju Ng Marni Tritt How Your Gift Helps WE WILL BREAK DOWN LUNG CANCER The time to act is now. This year, 3,790 people in B.C. will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Only 1,290 will survive. Each year, lung cancer kills as many British Columbians as breast, prostate and colorectal cancers combined. Six people die of lung cancer in B.C. each day. Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in Canada and worldwide. Too many patients are diagnosed too late. BC CAN change this. BC Cancer experts have solutions for lung cancer that will save lives. With their expertise, BC CAN detect lung cancer at an early stage, while it is still curable. The BC Cancer Foundation is committed to changing the outcome for British Columbians with lung cancer, and early detection is the answer. Screening is proven to help: diagnose lung cancers earlier, identify patients for curative treatment, decrease symptoms, and reduce lung cancer mortality by up to 20%. Right now, BC Cancer’s top priority is to establish a population-wide, provincial Lung Screening Program for healthy adults, age 55-74. The screening program will take into consideration such risk factors as smoking exposure, gender, ethnicity and family history. Screening will take place in hospitals and BC Cancer centres across the province, using existing imaging technology. Now is our time to act. Together, we can catch lung cancer earlier. Together, BC CAN improve outcomes. donate today Raffle Raffle details will be released closer to the event date. Sponsorship Thank you to our 2019 sponsors! PRESENTING FASHION DIAMOND GOLD EXCLUSIVE LUXURY AUTOMOBILE BIDDING SILVER DÉCOR VENUE PRODUCTION MEDIA AIRLINE IN KIND WINE The BC Cancer Foundation invites you to partner with us as a sponsor of Hope Couture. We offer monetary sponsorship involvement at a variety of levels. If you would like to discuss a sponsorship opportunity, please contact: Lindsay Abbott Associate Director, Corporate Relations BC Cancer Foundation Tel: 604.675.8015 Email: email@example.com Live & Silent Auction Live & Silent Auction details will be released closer to the event date. Photo Gallery View the photos from the 2019 Hope Couture on our Flickr page here, or click through the gallery below.