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MICA Designers Create Fashions for Breast Cancer Fundraiser Oct. 10

Breast cancer survivors model original designs at 'Steps to the Cure'

Posted 09.28.09 by MICA Media Relations

Design by Candace Steiger '09

BALTIMORE--Steps to the Cure features local breast cancer survivors walking the catwalk at the Baltimore Country Club  in cutting edge fashion by local and MICA designers on Saturday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Steps to the Cure raises funds for the educational, social and healthcare needs of breast cancer patients in Maryland.

Steps to the Cure is visualized by the surrounding community of artists, entrepreneurs and philanthropists brought together by The Larry and Lori Lickstein Foundation.

MICA-affliated designers include Maria Chaverri, Julie Cheng, Aaron Barlow, Katie Coble, Leanne Guaneri, Gabrielle Jolly, Christina Kaputsos, Katie Waterworth and Candace Steiger '09.

The evening will begin with a 6 p.m. VIP cocktail hour, featuring live music from steel drum band, Pan in the Community, and an opportunity to socialize with celebrity guest hosts, designer Christian Siriano, of Project Runway fame, and author of Cancer Vixen, Marisa Acocella Marchetto. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on original items in a silent auction. Tickets are $200 per person or $300 per person for VIP.

Image caption: Candace Steiger '09 designed the outfit for model Mariale Hardiman, who poses behind the screen prior to walking the runway at last year's event.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.