On Wednesday, November 6th, celebrities made their way down the red carpet and into Gotham Hall for the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance’s Style Lab. The huge event hosted by Kate Mara and Maggie Gyllenhaal featured a “Shop My Closet” celebrity wardrobe auction, discounts on luxury designer wear, and a live performance from En Vogue.
Formerly known as “Super Saturday,” Style Lab presented by OCRA was a glamourous event all for an incredible cause. Celebrities like Vivica A. Fox, Victor Garber, Kate Mara, and Maggie Gyllenhaal were all in attendance to support the OCRA. We caught up with actress Kate Mara on the red carpet who shared her excitement in supporting the ORCA “I think that the pairing of fashion with a cause is something that gets people excited and gets people in a space together to not only talk about it but be proactive in bringing awareness.”
Celebrity attendee and OCRA supporter Vivica A. Fox also took a moment to share with us why bringing awareness to this cause is so important to her; “I’m all about women taking good care of themselves. It’s important to remind women to go out and get those exams and keep themselves healthy. We are superwomen, but we have to make sure we keep our superwomen intact.”
With over 300 guests in attendance, Gotham Hall was packed with hundreds of people ready to shop and bid on celebrity items for the ORCA. Kris Jenner, Oprah Winfrey, Gabrielle Union, and many other A-listers donated luxury and “one-of-a-kind” designer items to be auctioned off during the event. Towards the end of the evening, guests were treated with En Vogue performing a few of their biggest hits live.
While the ‘Style Lab’ was more than filled with excitement, photo ops, celebrities, and cocktails; the OCRA does much more than hold glamorous benefits. The OCRA is the largest non-government funder ovarian cancer research. Thanks to the OCRA more, exposure is brought to the severity of ovarian cancer and its effects on women’s health today. According to the OCRA, approximately 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year and is the number one cause of gynecological cancer-related deaths. Being the largest ovarian research, advocacy, and patient support organization in the world, the OCRA helps to ensure that the federal government will continue to invest federal money in researching ovarian cancer.
Seeing so many celebrities come out to support, donate and bring awareness to a worthy cause that affects so many people is truly inspiring. For those of you want to support the OCRA, but don’t want to engage in a bidding war over Julia Roberts priceless Salvatore Ferragamo purse, you can always learn more and donate at www.ocrahope.org.