The Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce the date for its annual “fabulous” event in honor of a 29-year-old woman who passed away from colon cancer. The 4th Annual Erica Paul Fabulous Event is set for Saturday, June21st at the Clarendon Ballroom in Arlington. The evening will be filled with a whole lot of ‘fabulous’ for attendees to enjoy from signature cocktails, savory bites, music, a fashion “dress up bar” hosted by women’s retailer Current Boutique, men’s fashions and style bar by The Tailored Man, and the ever popular Fabulous Auction. The purpose of this event is to educate young people about colon cancer and to raise funds for the Erica Paul Memorial Fund that provides educational resources to colon cancer patients.
Through her beauty and amazing sense of fashion, Erica Gough Paul typified being fabulous. The word “fabulous” was her favorite word to describe practically anything in life from her love of fashion, to just enjoying life experiences with family and friends. More importantly, it was through her compassion, courage, and inspiration that Erica wholly redefined the word itself. At the age of 26, Erica was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer. Instead of letting the devastating news stop her in her tracks, Erica began her fabulous journey of hope and activism. Through the many procedures, treatments, and surgeries, she always managed to flash that brilliant, fabulous smile. She began sharing her story in the hopes that others would not be stricken with such a terrible disease. Erica served as a big supporter and advocate for Chris4Life’s mission and was the wife of Chris4Life’s Program Director Michael Paul. On March 6, 2011 Erica passed away from the disease.
The Erica Paul Memorial Fund provides patients with important resources like Chris4Lifes’ Patient Kit, which includes a Wellness Guide and the Chris4Life Colorectal Cancer Resource Guide (DVD). This unscripted resource guide (DVD) presents recently diagnosed patients with one-on-one information from other patients, survivors, doctors, nurses, and social workers. This one of a kind guide provides newly diagnosed patients with information from what to expect physically, medically and emotionally to personal day-to-day issues that the patient may experience. All this information comes from patients and others who have had personal experiences with colorectal cancer. Through funding, the Erica Paul Memorial Fund distributes the Patient Kit to 25,000 patients across the nation free of change each year.
Tickets to the Erica Paul Fabulous event are $30 online and $40 at the door. For event details, visitwww.chris4life.org/fabulous.