Fashion show fundraiser slated for Oct. 20

Courtesy photoJeanette Cattan, a breast cancer survivor, shown during the 2018 fashion show.

NEWBURYPORT – It is a simple concept: Looking one’s best often brings with it the side benefits of empowerment and self-confidence.

For patients battling cancer, however, it is even more therapeutic and can be a lifesaving, critical component of treatment, many professionals say.

On Oct. 20, that concept will be the focus for the second consecutive year at the Celebrating Survivors Couture for a Cure Brunch & Fashion Show.

The show is from noon to 2 p.m. at Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The event is again organized and sponsored by Anna Jaques Hospital and Institution for Savings. Bennett and Company is the runway sponsor and The Daily News is the media sponsor.

Magic 106.7 co-host Sue Tabb will serve as master of ceremonies. Guests will be treated to a silent auction and full brunch, followed by remarks and a brief video.

The fashion show will follow, featuring cancer survivors and their caregivers wearing the latest fall styles from local shops, including J. McLaughlin, Amy Williams, Clay’s, The Elephant’s Trunk, Bobbles & Lace, Edit Shoe & Style Lounge, Meraki, The Color Mint, Nauti Pearl, Pure Bliss, Smitten and Farley’s of Newburyport.

General admission tickets are $50 each. Tables of 10 or six can also be reserved in the name of a survivor.

For more information and to purchase tickets: www.ajh.org/celebratingsurvivors. All proceeds benefit the survivorship programs at Anna Jaques Hospital’s two cancer centers.

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