Celebrating women and raising awareness of ovarian cancer, the annual LOVE HER charity gala takes place across the country in Vancouver (in March) and Calgary (in May). In Toronto, the celebration goes down at the Liberty Grand on February 27, 2014. With a fashion show by Andrews fashion studio, a “fireman’s raffle”, silent auction and live musical performances by Juno award-winning singer Divine Brown and popular violinist Sofie Serafino, it’s sure to be a great night for a great women’s cause! The evening will be hosted by Robert Herjavec (Dragon’s Den, Shark Tank) with Canada AM’s Beverly Thomson and Marci Ien.

“We are so thrilled to announce the national series of the 2014 LOVE HER events,” said Elisabeth Baugh, CEO, Ovarian Cancer Canada. “The success of the 2013 events was overwhelming. We received very positive feedback from all of the survivors, Canadian celebrity hosts, sponsors and guests. We want to continue to raise awareness and funds to make a significant difference in the lives of women living with ovarian cancer, their friends and family, and help change the present reality for those affected by this fatal disease.”

Currently 17,000 women in Canada are afflicted by this disease; LOVE HER pays tribute to these women by helping to raise awareness of the most overlooked and under-diagnosed of women’s cancer. Unfortunately there is no screening test for ovarian cancer and the often late detection of this disease results in a five-year survival rate of less than 30%. Help support the LOVE HER event’s goals by celebrating women and raise awareness of the most fatal women’s cancer.

Here’s the run-down of the gala’s agenda.

  • 6:00pm – reception
  • 7:00pm – main welcome remarks with Bev and Marci from CanadaAM
  • 7:10pm – Divine Brown to perform 2 songs
  • 7:30pm – Karen Campbell Award Presentation to Dr. Narod
  • 7:35pm – Fashion show by Andrews
  • 7:50pm – Survivor Bailey Urquhart speaks
  • 8:00pm – Live auction

For more info and to purchase tickets visit www.love-her.ca

Check out Ovarian Cancer Canada’s video

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