In its tradition of support for charity organizations, Couture Fashion Week New York has announced that it is partnering with the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® at its next fashion event.Couture Fashion Week will be held 10-12 September 2010 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on New York’s Park Avenue.
The Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® was founded in 1990 by friends of the late television journalist Benita Feurey — friends committed to keeping her memory alive by providing breast health education, screening, treatment, and other services to individuals in the five boroughs of New York City, on Long Island, and in Westchester and Rockland Counties. Since its inception, Komen Greater NYC has raised over $50 million. Seventy-five percent of net monies raised supports local breast health education, screening and treatment programs; twenty-five percent goes to national peer-reviewed research to find the cures. In 2009, Komen Greater NYC awarded nearly $4 million in grants related to breast cancer prevention, screening, research and support. The nationwide organization is supported by many celebrities including Ann Curry, Christie Brinkley, Ellen DeGeneres, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, James Woods, Laura Bush, Mimi Rogers and Trisha Yearwood, to name a few.
Since 2003 Couture Fashion Week has presented a series of couture and luxury high fashion shows multiple times each year in New York City, Palm Beach, and other selected cities and countries. The event presents runway shows by exceptional designers from around the globe and also features world-class entertainment, exhibits of fine art and luxury products/services, plus VIP dinners and receptions.
This coming season, Couture Fashion Week will contribute 10% of tickets purchased here to the Greater NYC Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Couture Fashion Week’s founder and producer Andres Aquino – who is also a seasoned and accomplished fashion designer – will present his latest collection at a special “Pink Night” at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday 11 September, with a representative of the Komen organization walking the runway in a custom-designed pink gown.
“We are delighted to cooperate with Greater NYC Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®“, notes Andres Aquino. “The organization does wonderful work. As a fashion concern, women’s health is especially dear to us because good health is fundamental to beauty.”
The Race for the Cure® will celebrate its 20th anniversary the next day, Sunday 12 September, with a 5K run in Central Park. Every year the Race for the Cure® draws thousands of runners from around the world along with many celebrities, press and VIPs.