Fashioning Cancer: A night of art and music in support of cancer prevention

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Gala evening raises money to support the work of the Cancer Prevention Centre, a partnership between UBC and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS):

Jacqueline Firkins, a costume design assistant professor in UBC’s Department of Theatre and Film has created a collection of ten exquisite evening gowns inspired by colourful microscopic images of cancer cells, captured in the lab of UBC scientist Christian Naus. Her goal was to bring science and art together to generate discussion about the experience of cancer diagnosis and treatment, as well as cancer research and prevention.

Having attracted significant media attention over the past few months, the gowns will now be sold to raise money to support the work of the Cancer Prevention Centre, a partnership between UBC and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS).

On Tuesday, September 23, join business and community leaders for a glittering evening of fashion, music, and philanthropy. Fashioning Cancer – part of Western Living’s Design Week – will provide an unforgettable evening of inspiration, education, and entertainment, with Canada’s Queen of Punk, Bif Naked – a cancer survivor, herself – performing in support of cancer prevention.

The event is presented in partnership with Alumni UBC, Western Living Magazine (WLM), the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and Porsche Centre Vancouver.

Tickets and more details about the evening are available on the Alumni UBC website.

Tickets available until September 23, 2014. Please contact Karolin Konig at karolin.konig@ubc.ca or 604-822-8939

Or you may  RSVP here.

For more information about Jacqueline Firkins’ research project see the Fashioning Cancer Website.