TGen News & Press Releases : TGen Foundation’s 2nd annual Runway for Research takes place Friday, October 14
Scottsdale, AZ — October 7, 2022 — Women, men, aspiring designers, lovers of all things fashion, and community members passionate about making a difference will gather October 14 at Scottsdale Fashion Square for TGen’s 2nd Annual Runway for Research

The event, presented by the TGen Foundation in partnership with Neiman Marcus and Scottsdale Fashion Square, brings our community together, celebrates women’s cancer survivorship, and inspires hope while raising critical funds for women’s cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), part of City of Hope.  This inspirational celebration is especially notable as TGen celebrates its 20-year Anniversary in the community.

The two-hour show turns Fashion Square’s Luxury Wing into a runway, where guests receive a first-class experience while treating themselves to an insider's preview to the latest fall fashions showcased by dozens of models.

“This year’s show promises a rich and exciting experience,” says event co-chair Vicki Vaughn. “There’s no better way to kick off the fall season than to participate in an event that provides a sneak peek into the latest fashions while supporting a great cause: research that helps overcome women’s cancers.”

Tickets are $1,000 for the VIP Experience (which includes two premium seats and a VIP-only raffle) or $175 per Fashionista seat. 

Complimentary valet parking will be available at the east entrance to Neiman Marcus, facing Goldwater Boulevard. The two-hour event, featuring champagne and hors d'oeuvres, starts at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 14.

To register, please visit: tgen.org/runway

“This event has a significant positive impact on TGen's work in women's cancers as the dollars raised support TGen's transformational work in precision medicine, the results of which benefit patients both locally and nationally," said Erin Massey, Chief Development Officer at TGen, and Vice President of Philanthropy at City of Hope. “We are very grateful to our Runway for Research co-chairs Bijen Dyrek and Vicki Vaughn, Neiman Marcus and Scottsdale Fashion Square, and our sponsors for their commitment and energy toward making this year’s event a great success.” 

For more details, please contact the TGen Foundation events manager, Amiee Lay, at: [email protected] or 602-343-8502.

This year's sponsors include The McRae Family (Trends Magazine, Betty, Beth, Bill, Stephanie, and Lauren) as Presenting Sponsor; Guarantee Trust Life and an anonymous donor as Runway Sponsors; Silverleaf Realty as a Couture Sponsor; Rebecca Ailes-Fine, Martha Martin Henkel, The Moreno Family Foundation, T.W. Lewis Foundation, and Law Tigers as Fashionista Sponsors; and Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Newmark Homes, the Village Eye Works, Dan and Kathy Grubb Family Foundation, Colleen Edwards, and DeeDee Vecchione as Trend Sponsors.

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About TGen, part of City of Hope
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based nonprofit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life-changing results. TGen is part of City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. This precision medicine affiliation enables both institutes to complement each other in research and patient care, with City of Hope providing a significant clinical setting to advance scientific discoveries made by TGen. TGen is focused on helping patients with neurological disorders, cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases through cutting-edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research toward patient benefit). TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and complex rare diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process.

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