Lexus Night at the Gallery, to be held inside Ace Gallery at 8 p.m. on Oct. 15, and featuring performances by Broadway’s Welly Yang and Dina Morishita, as well as music by DJ Shy, hopes to raise advocacy for #AsianBreastCancer in light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Asian women face unique cultural and biological challenges when it comes to breast cancer – those who have lived in the U.S. for more than a decade see their chances of getting the cancer increase by 80 percent, but remain the least likely of all ethnic groups to get tested.
National Asian Breast Cancer Initiative
The #AsianBreastCancer campaign was launched by the National Asian Breast Cancer Initiative (NABCI) to bring attention to their need for resources, information, research and policies.
Influencers like the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Angry Asian Man, YOMYOMF and Kore Asian Media, as well as celebrities including Ken Jeong, Chris Dinh, James Kyson Lee, Kelly Hu, Lisa Ling and Megan Lee, have all joined the campaign.
The runway show will feature FRANKIE, a denim collection by the Los Angeles Arts District-based Kevin J. Chen, and Stella & Jamie, a contemporary collection by April Mun.
Yang, who played Thuy in the original Broadway production of “Miss Saigon,” has also performed in “Aladdin,” while Morishita is known for her work in “Les Miserables” and the national tour of “Miss Saigon.”
Proceeds from the fashion show fundraiser will go toward NABCI.
Show your support by purchasing tickets at lexusnightgallery.eventbrite.com and don’t forget to get a 25% discount by using the discount code “KORE”!