Infusion Fashions: A Chemo Gown Extravaganza
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$20 Advance | $25 Day of Show
This coming year, the infusion nurses from the University of Vermont Medical Center and the American Cancer Society are hosting a fashion show fundraiser at Higher Ground in South Burlington. This event is created to honor and remember the many cancer survivor supported by these amazing nurses!
Infusion Fashions will feature a fashion show of gowns designed by the nurses out of chemo gowns, music, appetizers, a silent auction, and cancer information tables. We hope you will join us in saving lives, celebrating lives and leading the fight for a world without cancer.
Dollars invested in this event help the American Cancer Society save lives by supporting education and prevention efforts, funding groundbreaking cancer research, and providing free information and services for people with cancer who need them.
Cancer affects the lives of so many people close to us. In fact, 1.6 million people in the US will be newly diagnosed with cancer this year alone. In Vermont it is expected that over 3,800 people will be diagnosed this year. These are staggering statistics. But together, there is hope. American Cancer Society continues to be the largest non-government, not-for-profit funding source of cancer research in the U.S. There are currently more than 200 grants waiting to be funded. That’s why events like this are so important.
The first wave of the pandemic paused some of the essential services the American Cancer Society provides including free lodging for cancer patients who need to travel for treatment and free transportation to treatment.
In July 2021, we re-opened our Hope Lodge in Burlington which provides FREE lodging to patients and their caregivers during treatment. We have also restarted our Road to Recovery program which helps provides patients with FREE transportation to treatments across the state as well as continuing to fund transportation programs at hospitals in Vermont to ensure that patients can access treatment.