Cancer should not define us! My message to women who have lost their
hair due to medical hair loss is: Just because you have lost your hair
does not mean you have to loose your sense of style.
On October 4th, 4Women and Kelietza
are joining forces in an effort to bring this message to women living
with cancer. We will host the “Scarf It Up for Women’s Cancer” benefit
event to raise funding for a “Scarf Bank” at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
The Scarf Bank will provide funds for head coverings to female cancer
patients in our community who could otherwise not afford them.
Kelietza, owned by Kelly Augustyniak, is an upscale boutique in
Sarasota that offers exclusive international fashion and accessories
for women. Kelly’s commitment to helping women find the perfect
harmony of style and comfort by offering classic and one-of-a-kind
fashions and her desire to give back to the community is a perfect
complement to 4Women.
The highlight of the evening will be a unique fashion show, with
women undergoing cancer treatments among the women modeling gorgeous
fashions from Kelietza complemented by one-of-a-kind Beaubeau
headscarves made with fabrics donated by top fashion designers such as
Marc Jacobs and Vera Wang. These unique headscarves will then be
auctioned to help raise financial support for the Scarf Bank. The
benefit evening will include a live performance by Epic Ensemble- a
collaboration of ballet dancers and classical musicians from the
Sarasota Orchestra, gaming tables, delicious cocktails and hors
d’oeuvres and more exciting auction items. If you are in the area,
please join us for this self-esteem reaffirming event. Together, we
will remind the world that cancer does not define us; that just because
we may lose our hair while fighting it, we do not have to lose our
sense of style or dignity.
You can buy tickets and learn more about our event at www.scarfitupforwomenscancer.com.
Susan M. Beausang