3185 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
The evening will be filled with a whole lot of ‘fabulous’ for attendees to enjoy from signature cocktails, savory bites, live DJ, and the ever-popular Fabulous Auction. A highlight of the evening will be a special fashion show with looks by Current Boutique and the popular fashion style truck The Pink Armoire The purpose of this event is to educate young people about colon cancer awareness. The Never Too Young Coalition is a collaboration of like-minded organizations with the same goal: reducing young onset colorectal cancer. The coalition is united to take on young-onset colorectal cancer through action, education and research.
According to the Journal of American Medical Association, there has been a steady decline in the incidence of colorectal cancer in patients age 50 years or older, but the opposite trend has been observed for young adults. For patients 20 to 34 years, the incidence rates of localized, regional, and distant colon and rectal cancers have increased. Based on current trends, in 2030, the incidence rates for colon and rectal cancers will increase by 90.0% and 124.2%, respectively, for patients 20 to 34 years and by 27.7% and 46.0%, respectively, for patients 35 to 49 years.
Erica Paul was a young woman whose life was cut short by colorectal cancer at the age of 29. Because Erica exemplified the term “fabulous”, the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation hosts this annual “Fabulous” event in her honor. 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.
The Fabulous Event is the culmination of Young Survivors Week, focused on increasing awareness for young-onset colorectal cancer. During Young Survivors Week, survivors and their families will have an opportunity to share their pictures and stories on social media; helping educate the world that you are ‘never too young’ for colon cancer. The proceeds raised will support the Coalition’s ongoing education and research efforts. Tickets to the event range from $30-$100. For event details and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.chris4life.org/nevertooyoung.
What: 5th Annual “Fabulous” Event – You’re Fabulous BUTT Never Too Young for Colon Cancer
Presented by: Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation & Never Too Young Coalition
When: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Where: Clarendon Ballroom – 3185 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA
Time: 5:00PM-6:00PM Happy Hour on Rooftop Bar, 6:00PM-9:00PM Main Event in Ballroom