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Courage Over Cancer- Hope Chest for Women Benefit


Courage Over Cancer

Fashion Show and Auction

To Benefit The Hope Chest for Women




Media Contact: Sara Laws, director@hopechestforwomen.org


Western North Carolina-Mingle while taking in the latest trends at the Courage Over Cancer Fashion Show and Auction. All proceeds will go to benefit local breast and gynecologic cancer support program The Hope Chest for Women.


Papillon Apparel Asheville owners and sisters, Dina Au-Exum and Jenna Jarret have organized several local downtown Asheville businesses to host a spring fashion show benefitting women in our community battling breast and gynecologic cancer. “We want to honor women who display courage over cancer and raise money to benefit local patients because our Mom, Sherry Durbin, is a two-time breast cancer survivor,” shared Dina. Four local women will be given Courage Awards at the event. All these women were nominated for embracing courage through treatment and inspiring others along the way.


The Courage over Cancer Fashion Show will take place on Saturday, March 25th at the Iron Hen Restaurant inside the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 309 College Street. It will start at 4 P.M. and end at 5:30 P.M.  Tickets are $29 each there will also be a raffle and silent auction. Tickets are available on our Facebook page, on our website, www.hopechestforwomen.org or by calling (828) 254-6689.


Tickets also available online:    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2903728


This event is hosted by and will showcase clothing from Ad-Lib, Caravans, Desirant, Fox & Beaux, Frock, Papillon Apparel and Traveling Chic Boutique. Each attendee will leave with sweets from French Broad Chocolates, Karen Donatelli Bakery and Café, Carmel’s and Kilwins.


The Fashion Show will be a community endeavor! Over 30 Asheville Downtown businesses have signed on to cohost or sponsor The Courage Over Cancer Fashion Show. “We started calling other local businesses and found a lot of folks supported The Hope Chest for Women and wanted to get involved with the Fashion Show,” Jenna said.  


The Hope Chest for Women gives over $30,000 annually to assist approximately 100 new clients with breast or gynecological cancer living in WNC.  Since 2003, The Hope Chest for Women has awarded over $225,000 in assistance and helped an estimated 1125 women in the WNC community. They were founded to relieve the burden created by the cost of breast or gynecological cancer treatment. All money raised from ticket sales and the auction will benefit financial support programs that serve women in treatment living in WNC.


To register for this event, learn more about our program, donate, or apply for assistance, please visit our website, at www.hopechestforwomen.org or contact:


Executive Director, Sara Laws

The Hope Chest for Women, Inc.

P.O. Box 5294, Asheville NC, 28813

Phone number (828) 708-3017 Fax number (828) 348-6164

Email: director@hopechestforwomen.org