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CANCER SURVIVORS TO “WALK AMONG THE STARS” DURING ST. JUDE FUNDRAISER

Survivors, families and supporters will celebrate at during annual event

By STAFF     10/13/2016

Lisa Aulick was seven months pregnant with her first child when she was diagnosed with aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. A little more than a week later, she began chemotherapy at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton. She recalls focusing on the phrase, “May your faith be bigger than your fear” and the slogan “pray-fight-win.”

When Aubrey Faith was born healthy and with a full head of hair, Aulick and her family all breathed a sigh of relief and gratitude for prayers answered. After finishing up four more rounds of treatment, Aulick was grateful to say, “I am in remission.”

On Sunday, the 32-year-old Yorba Linda woman will celebrate her health and the care she received at St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute when she and other cancer survivors and patients become runway models during St. Jude’s 27th annual “A Walk Among the Stars” fashion show and luncheon.

The uplifting and inspiring event at the Anaheim Marriott will benefit patient care at the St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute. Since its inception, A Walk Among the Stars has raised more than $1.4 million for innovative cancer programs and lifesaving technology and services.

“A Walk Among the Stars is a special event that has no match,” said Phyllis Amato, founding chair of A Walk Among the Stars. “For a few weeks, our models—whose lives have been filled with chemo, radiation and illness—are transformed. They are embraced and pampered beyond their expectations. They are given the chance to shine. They truly become stars.”

More than 700 cancer patients, survivors, family, friends, hospital staff and community supporters will come together for this powerful celebration of life and survivorship.

In addition to the luncheon and fashion show, the day will feature a champagne reception, silent auction and raffle with a seven-day trip to Maui or an Alaskan cruise for two as the grand prize.

Tickets are $90 per person. To register, visit donate.stjudemedicalcenter.org/wats.

For more information, contact St. Jude Memorial Foundation at (714) 992-3033 or SJMF@stjoe.org.