Civic Duty Sponsors Hollywood Fashion Event Helping to Cure Cancer with Style

Civic Duty, a charity cofounded by Julian Omidi and his brother Dr. Michael Omidi, is a sponsor of the First Annual Survivor’s Fashion Show benefitting the American Cancer Society. This celebratory event will honor those currently fighting and those who have fervently survived cancer and is scheduled for June 26, 2014, in Hollywood, the focus of the evening is a fashion show featuring cancer survivors modelling today’s latest styles.

(PRWEB) May 14, 2014

In the United States alone, 1.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year according to the 2012 Cancer Journal for Clinicians. On June 26, 2014 in Hollywood a special fundraiser is planned to benefit the American Cancer Society – the First Annual Survivor’s Fashion Show. Civic Duty is proud to sponsor this celebratory event that will honor those currently fighting and those who have fervently survived cancer.

“The tragic reality is that we all, in some way or another, are impacted by the ravages of cancer. Whether it touches family or friends or our own bodies, this devastating disease knows no bounds and profoundly effects all,” according to Civic Duty cofounder, Dr. Michael Omidi. “The Survivor’s Fashion Show is an awesome event that encourages those who are afflicted, celebrates survivors, and helps fund more research for a cure. This is a very noble and worthwhile event and we are proud to sponsor it. Please join us and do what you can to support the search for a cure.”

Event details are as follows. Additional information can be found and event tickets purchased at

2014 First Annual Survivor’s Fashion Show to benefit cancer research
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Taglyan Cultural Complex, 1201 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California

The evening’s Celebrity Master of Ceremonies is Taja V. Simpson, an actress on the CBS daytime drama, The Bold & Beautiful. A keynote address will be made by Mark Antonio Grant, a cancer survivor and recipient of the American Cancer Society’s Hero for Hope Award.

Mark Antonio Grant overcame his diagnosis of colon cancer in 2009. Determined to do everything he could to beat the disease, Grant had surgery to remove a large tumor and 40 percent of his colon followed by six months of aggressive chemotherapy. Today he is happy to report that he is in remission. As a Hero for Hope recipient, Grant is among ninety cancer survivors across the country selected for their “outstanding commitment to the fight against cancer.” He now focuses on spreading the word about preventive healthcare -- encouraging people to get prostate exams, mammograms, colonoscopies, and regular check-ups.

The 2014 Survivor’s Fashion Show is being managed by Events in the City ( and LW Special Events Management, LLC. ( All event proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. For more than 100 years, and together with millions of supporters worldwide, the American Cancer Society ( helps people stay well, helps people get well, finds cures, and fights back against cancer. In more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries, Relay For Life ( events comprise the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Civic Duty ( is dedicated to mankind’s search for meaning and promotes the values of its founders, philanthropists Julian Omidi and his brother Dr. Michael Omidi. The charity’s mission is to inspire creative outreach, community service, and volunteerism through the stories of every-day people who are making an extraordinary difference in the world. Civic Duty does not accept monetary support, but instead encourages direct donations to the charities featured on the organization’s website. To get involved and help make a difference, send a message using the website’s Contact Us function. More information about Civic Duty can be found on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter.