THE BARBARA BATES FOUNDATION PRESENTS "KNOCKING OUT BREAST CANCER"
We joined Chicago’s “Fashion Star” Barbara Bates to help in “Knocking Out Breast Cancer.”
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Barbara presented a runway fashion show to raise money for the Barbara Bates Foundation's Institutional Grant on Disparity and Education of Breast Cancer.
The grant serves to educate and address the disparities of breast cancer care faced by women in the African American and Latino communities.
For over 25 years, Barbara has been known in Chicago and nationwide as a leader in creating fashionable styles for celebrities as well as the “everyday” man and woman. Millions across America came to know Barbara following her appearance on the NBC reality show “Fashion Star” during Spring2012. Barbara knows about dealing with reality after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Barbara won her battle against breast cancer and has a desire to help others. She will team up with two friends who have faced a lot of tough opponents.
On Sunday, October 13, 2013, at 4p.m. The Barbara Bates Foundation raised money to bring attention to fighting a disease that affects so many lives here in Chicago.