The nonprofit organization is connecting people in both areas through a fashion show benefit event.
Juliet Aguwa and Londonberry Marketing will be hosting a fashion show benefit for breast cancer on Friday, November 12 from 7p.m. to 10p.m. The event will be held at The Wherehouse, 818 South Water St.
Event passes are $50 and purchases and donations are tax deductible.
The event will be a premier opportunity to hear the impact of Breast Cancer in developing countries and celebrate with recent Breast Cancer Survivors with a fashion show featuring African Designers from West Africa, Chicago, and Michigan.
Juliet Aguwa was diagnosed with stage 3 aggressive Breast Cancer in August 2008 when she was only 34 years old.
At the time of her diagnosis she was living a healthy lifestyle and had no family history of Breast Cancer.
However, in an instant, she faced a shocking reality that her diagnosis will not only affect her but will also affect thousands of women this year.
From her personal experience of being diagnosed with stage 3 aggressive Breast Cancer in August 2008 and having a compassionate heart to help others going through similar experience, Juliet’s vision for Courage to Dare Foundation was formed.
Having gone through all the stages of treatment and emerging a survivor, she realized that there were many African women and men that are not as privileged with the information that she had nor access to the treatments that she had.
Courage to Dare is dedicated to creating advanced education and awareness about Breast Cancer to thousands of rural communities and individuals living in West Africa.
Courage to Dare will help to alleviate the cultural stigmas surrounding Breast Cancer among individuals of African descent and will partner with other organizations to provide free or affordable screenings and medical treatments to individuals diagnosed with Breast Cancer.