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Better Together Gala for NBCF

Better Together Gala, founded and organized by Alexis Schroeder, featuring Fashion Show Fundraiser and benefiting National Breast Cancer Foundation has their first annual gala at Pier A Harbor House in New York. 

Better Together Gala, a National Breast Cancer Foundation sponsored event, was held together with Fashion Show Fundraiser, at Pier A Harbor House which was named the "hottest spot in Battery Park" by Forbes Travel Guide, on December 4, 2016.  Harbor House is located at 22 Battery Place with the finest views of sunsets, water and Statute of Liberty.

The Better Together Gala was organized by Alexis Schroeder. Her mother, Diane Boughton, is currently fighting breast cancer.  The event sent out a strong message and hope to the community that this battle doesn’t have to be fought alone.  “It is incredible to see so many caring people come together to support one another. I will never forget this day as it has continued to fuel my fight the big C again! said Diane.  

The event featured a runway fashion show featuring three designers, a live entertainment by Arthur Murray Dance Studio, two open bars by Fox Run Wines, Teeling Whiskey, Union Beer & Slow & Low and a silent auction.  Auction items included several dresses from Lulu’s & Pia Gladys Perey and 2(X)IST, SoulCycle 5 Series Class Pass, Caterina Jewerly, Luichiny Shoes, LeSportsac bags, Dahlia Design Co., Arthur Murray, Kramer Portraits, vacations to Belize, Italy and many more.


The next designer was Lulu’s, who partnered with Ik for their segment called “Ik’s Holiday with Lulu’s”, which featured curated books from their 2016 holiday collections. She graciously donated every dress to auction after the event. Ik dedicated the show to her two aunts lost to breast cancer.  The models wore wigs, which they replaced with silk scarves from Mila & Such for the final walk. Mila & Such was created by breast cancer survivor Mila Sohn to hide the side effects of chemo. Mila donated two beautiful scarves at the auction.   The first designer,  Kalisha Hall of K. RaShae opened the show with her collection dedicated to her grandmother Doris Caldwell. Her grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994 followed by a mastectomy, and a series of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. She died in 2000.

The last show was Pia Gladys Perey, who included four breast cancer survivors in her show and created a special gown just for the event. She is a cancer survivor herself and lost her beloved grandmother to this dreaded disease at a very young age.


Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women in the United States. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed wit The last show was Pia Gladys Perey, who included four breast cancer survivors in her show and created a special gown just for the event. She is a cancer survivor herself and lost her beloved grandmother to this dreaded disease at a very young age.This is a Fashionable Fundraiser that raises awareness and a community for breast cancer, offer support to patients, survivors and their loved ones as well as to raise vital funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation's programs that offer early detection, education and support services.

This is a Fashionable Fundraiser that raises awareness and a community for breast cancer, offer support to patients, survivors and their loved ones as well as to raise vital funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation's programs that offer early detection, education and support services.

Breast cancer is one of the leading h h breast cancer in her lifetime. There is currently no known cure for breast cancer, and its early diagnosis is critical to survival.

However, with increased healthcare costs and a rapidly increasing percentage of uninsured women, many simply cannot afford the cost of screening tests. These women are at a significantly higher risk of dying from breast cancer if later diagnosed.   NBCF provides free mammograms to women in all 50 states through our network of hospitals. In some locations we will be able to offer free screening mammograms to uninsured women.

NBCF currently funds 34 patient navigator programs across the U.S.

More about NBCF can be found at http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org

Editor in Chief:  Christine Lee   Contributing location writer: Mitchell Acks


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