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May 4, 2023
The Lyceum of Greek Women of Montreal fashion show raised $40,000 in support of the DOvEE Project for the early detection of ovarian and endometrial cancers.
The Lyceum of Greek Women of Montreal brought together fashionistas and cancer survivors on April 25, 2023 for a good cause. The group’s annual fashion show in support of the DOvEE Project for the early detection of ovarian and endometrial cancers featured runway looks from prominent Greek fashion designers. Guests sipped champagne and enjoyed canapés while taking in the stunning designs, all of which were available at a silent auction after the show.
Held at the Palace Convention Centre in Laval, the event was one of celebration, community pride and hope for a world where no more women lose their lives to cancer. Among the models, three women from the Greek community who have either survived cancer or avoided it thanks to Dr. Gilbert’s DOvEE test walked the runway. Each woman’s fabulous gown was auctioned off on the spot and, touchingly, in every case was purchased by a loved one of the woman wearing it.
DOvEE test inventor Dr. Lucy Gilbert attended the show and spoke of her gratitude to the Lyceum of Greek Women of Montreal. The DOvEE test, which uses DNA analysis to detect early-stage cancer in cells collected from the uterus, is now in its final clinical trial. With the help of supporters like the Lyceum of Greek Women of Montreal, Dr. Gilbert and the DOvEE team hope that their lifesaving test will be available to women in Canada and around the world soon.
The fashion show is the passion project of journalist and author Justine Frangouli-Argyris, a proud member of the Lyceum of Greek Women of Montreal. The MUHC Foundation is grateful to Justine for her support and her commitment to improving women’s health.