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NY home furnishings and design community event will raise funds for breast cancer

New York — Members of the home furnishing and design community will be honoring Karastan’s Elizabeth Miller and raising funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure during a reception benefiting the organization’s research, public education and medical care initiatives.

Home for the Cure will take place Oct. 29, from 6 until 8 p.m. CHF Industries principals Frank Foley and Joan Karron are hosting the event at their One Park Avenue showroom, where Dara Richardson-Heron, MD, the ceo of Komen Greater NYC, will be the featured speaker.

Donations to Komen for the Cure will be accepted at the door or can be pledged online at www.info-komen.org/goto/home_for_the_cure.

Miller, senior vp of design at Karastan, was diagnosed with the disease in 2005. The following year, she organized a fundraising reception during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in conjunction with Executives Working in Home Textiles and has continued to do so every October since.

This year’s Home for the Cure event is sponsored by five industry associations: Executives Working in Home Textiles, International Furnishings and Design Association, Greater New York Home Furnishings Association, American Society of Interior Designers and National Kitchen and Bath Association. Corporate sponsors are funding the event so that all proceeds can be donated to Susan G. Komen.

“Elizabeth Miller is an inspiration to all who know her, and she’s made this event a rallying cry for everyone in our industry—men and women alike—to lend their support,” said Karron. ”On this special evening we will not only be honoring her but also our mothers, wives, daughters, sisters and all others in our lives who are fighting the fight against this insidious disease.”

The presentation by Dr. Richardson-Heron will begin at approximately 7 p.m. He will discuss the progress being made in breast cancer research and how Komen, through its  research funding, helps survivors.

Karron also noted that this year’s event will promote the pink theme that has become emblematic of breast cancer and the Komen cause. “We’ll be ‘Passionately Pink for the Cure,’ serving Cosmopolitan cocktails, cotton candy, pinkberry sundaes and raffling fun pink prizes,” she said.

For more information or to R.S.V.P for the event, contact EWHT at (646)368-6840, or infoewht@yahoo.com.

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