This Saturday (November 7), Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss, fashion stylist Freddie Leiba, and MTV personality Fonzworth Bentley will be among the celebrities coming out to support the fight against breast cancer through Atlanta’s Pink Ribbon Affair Benefit and Fashion Show.
The event was organized through the partnership of the non-profit Sisters of Faith Breast Cancer Foundation and the Asato Agency, Atlanta’s first and only full-service styling agency.
The directive of the show is to raise funds to create a new biopsy program in 2010 to assist low income women without health insurance.
According to recent statistical data from the CDC, low income women of all backgrounds are less likely to receive an annual mammogram, which is critical for early intervention.
Breast cancer remains the most common form of cancer in women and is the second leading cause of death in U.S. women.
“This cause is extremely important, not only to me, but for our communities,” explained Asato Agency CEO Tangie Black to AllHipHop.com. “After losing my own mother to breast cancer last year, I’ve come to realize the impact this disease has on the entire family. Women from low-income families in particular are historically the least informed and most frequently diagnosed at later stages. The Pink Ribbon Affair is a fund-raiser that will help change the lives of those women and their families. By providing mammograms and biopsies, early detection will allow them to get the treatment they need sooner.”
Sisters of Faith administrator Stephanie White echoed Black’s words, and gave recognition to the celebrities giving their efforts to an often underserviced medical condition in urban communities.
“We’re so excited about what The Asato Agency is doing to support our organization,” she stated. “We’re also very fortunate to have the support of Freddie Leiba, Kandi Burruss & Fonzworth Bentley. All of these celebrities are major stars in their industries. The fact that they are using their talents to help women who are so often overlooked is amazing.”
The Pink Ribbon Affair will take place at the AmericasMart Penthouse Theatre and feature a runway show of fashion from Chloe, Versace, Chanel, and Vera W###.
The event is open to the public, and tickets can be obtained through www.asatoagency.com.