For Immediate Release
The Lyceum of Greek Women of Montreal Puts Collaborates With
The DOvEE Project!
Montreal, March 10, 2019 – Montreal’s Lyceum of Greek Women (LGWM) is collaborating with the DOvEE project of the Women’s Health Research Unit’s Ovarian Cancer Diagnostic Centre (MUHC) to support preventive care in women's health.
On April 16th, at the Palace Reception Hall the LGWM will orchestrate a one-of-a-kind fashion show, hosted by CTV News Reporter Rob Lurie. All profits from this event will go towards women’s cancer research and Dr. Lucy Gilbert, head of the DOvEE project, will be a keynote speaker.
The fashion show will feature the clothes of the world-renowned Greek designer, Orsalia Parthenis, who will travel from Greece to present her Spring and Fall collections of clothing and accessories. Orsalia Parthenis' pieces are known for their geometrical and symmetrical lines, inspired by ancient Greek clothing. Models from NewWave Agency along with cancer survivors will be strutting the runway.
“I am very happy to participate in this fashion show. Women’s cancer prevention and treatment is something I hold very close to my heart. I also think that this event will be a great opportunity to create awareness for Parthenis, a historic Greek fashion house, and to show the Montreal community the level of creativity and quality that the Greek fashion industry offers”, says Orsalia Parthenis.
The show will also feature the famous BlueBlue swimsuits of young Greek designer, Eva Soulakou, who incorporates themes from Greek symbols in her designs and selection of fabrics. Blue-Blue swimsuits are inspired by the Greek seas and beaches.
About the Lyceum Club of Greek Women:
The Lyceum Club of Greek Women was founded in 1911 by the pioneer of the Greek feminist movement Kalliroi Parren, who through her militant literature, through the pages of the Newspaper of the Ladies gave her own battle against the illiteracy of Greek women. She founded Sunday schools, evening schools and training schools through which she supported Greek women’s rights to education and work. Today, the Lyceum of Greek Women preserves its dynamic presence, fights for the promotion of Greek tradition as well as volunteering in an attempt to connect its long experience in social activity and the management of cultural heritage with scientific knowledge. It organizes lessons of traditional dances, percussion, choir, painting, Greek language for Greek women who live abroad or foreign women who live and work in Greece.
About the DOvEE Project:
The DOvEE project is a specialized clinical study for early diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Since 2008, eligible women have been invited for specialized medical tests to diagnose ovarian cancer as early as possible. In this way, diagnosis improves the chances of survival and decreases invasive treatments.
For information, kindly contact LGWM President, Justine Frangouli-Argyris, at firstname.lastname@example.org or LGWM secretary, Dimitra Argyropoulos, at email@example.com.