October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Addi Lang founder of The Forever Changed Campaign has collaborated with Uber Glam Fashion Design School and Blue Note Events to host Dress 4 Life on 17 October at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton. The fundraiser, which supports the Forever Changed Campaign, launches the Forever Changed Documentary which has been created to provide a roadmap for newly diagnosed cancer warriors filmed by The African Motion Picture Company.
Lang comments, “Since the press conference I held in October 2014 about becoming a reluctant warrior I have done a lot of research and felt the need to warn others and share the information that I have collected. Had I realised this sooner, it would have allowed me to make very different choices of treatment and the changes that I would have made. So after having had a mastectomy, reconstruction, and chemotherapy which did not work very well for me, I have information to share with others in addition to warnings of knowing one’s health rights. I feel that whilst it is too late for me to change anything for myself it is through this campaign that I have found meaning and purpose to save one life at a time and to try and warn others so that they do not have to go through the pain and suffering that I have over the past year. It is also very important for me to share my story with passion that there is a life after diagnosis and can be one of hope.”
The second part of Dress 4 Life is purely for entertainment with world class performers taking to the stage to support the Forever Changed Campaign. Owner of Uber Glam Fashion Design School, Lelanie Jacques, has created an exclusive designer ball gown for Lang to walk the runway in and it’s specifically themed as the ‘Monarch Butterfly’. As butterflies have inspired Lang to live life deliberately with hope, she believes that this ballgown will create awareness of the impending extinction of the monarch butterfly.
“Creativity in its purest form finds it way to this stage as art, fashion and music with a message” is the brief to the models, designers, dancers, musicians and singers from creative stage director Deeno Naidoo, owner of Blue Indian Pictures. The winning model and designer will be selected by a panel of judges and the 2 winners will be announced. Prizes are sponsored by JustYou Model Management, Uber Glam Fashion Design School, MB Studio Community, MUD Studio Sandton and The Palazzo Hotel.
In addition to the fashion show, the evening will also include musical performances from Zac Hilon, Emmanuel Castis, and singer/songwriter ATLAS; a guest appearance by stand-up comedian Peter Szewach; and an auction of original artworks by MB Studio Community Art Gallery in Sandton and visual artist John Adams.
Guests will be welcomed on the evening with an MB Studio art exhibition and a gift voucher valued at R1000. In addition each guest will receive a makeover gift voucher valued at R450 from MUD Studio Sandton who will be doing all the makeup for the performers.
Tickets are available online at www.uberglam.co.za on the events page at R120 per person.
For more information contact Addi Lang