A diverse group of fashion enthusiasts, community members, and supporters gathered October 13 at Scottsdale Fashion Square for TGen’s third annual Runway for Research, organized by the TGen Foundation in collaboration with Neiman Marcus and Scottsdale Fashion Square. The event celebrates cancer survivors and inspires hope while raising vital funds to support women’s cancer research at TGen, part of City of Hope.
The two-hour event and fashion show turned Fashion Square’s Luxury Wing into a runway, where guests received a first-class experience while treating themselves to an insider’s preview to this year’s hottest trends. Erin Massey, Chief Development Officer at TGen and Vice President of Philanthropy at City of Hope, emphasized the significant impact of the event on TGen’s research in women’s cancers.
“Through the generosity and commitment of our event partners and attendees, we’re advancing TGen’s pivotal research in
women’s cancers, impacting patients locally and across the nation,” said Massey. “The dollars raised have a transformative effect and we are very grateful to our Runway for Research co-chairs Beth McRae and Justine Hurry, their committee, Neiman Marcus, Scottsdale Fashion Square, and our sponsors and patrons for their commitment and
energy toward making this year’s event a
The event raised more than $320,000, setting a Runway record. Nearly two dozen models graced the u-shaped catwalk, showcasing Neiman Marcus’s high-fashion offerings.
Presenting sponsor, Betty McRae & The McRae Family, contributed to the success of this year’s event along with the additional sponsors of the Jackson Family Foundation, Amazon, The Moreno Family Foundation, Trends Magazine, Martha and Wally Henkel, Priscilla Nicholas, Lisa Portigal, and Dee Dee Vecchione.
Planning for Runway for Research 2024 is already underway and we look forward to announcing that date in the coming months. To learn more about becoming a partner, please contact TGen Foundation at 602-343-8502.