The T.J. Martell Foundation's Annual Chic Awearness Event Raises Nearly $100,000 To Fund Ovarian Cancer Research 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 27, 2018) - The 6th Annual Chic Awearness presented by Teal Title Sponsors Dr. Gregg Allen and EviCore healthcare, Tivity Health and the H.G. Hill Realty Company celebrated a wonderfully successful fashion show and cocktail party, raising nearly $100,000 on Monday, September 24 at Analog in the Hutton Hotel.

Chic Awearness is Nashville’s premier event with a mission of raising ovarian cancer awareness while funding innovative ovarian cancer research. Founded in 2013 by ovarian cancer survivor and advocate Marci Houff, all proceeds benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation’s local ovarian cancer research programs.  “Almost half of women receiving a diagnosis of ovarian cancer will lose their life to this deadly disease. We must fund more research to change these devastating outcomes,” says Houff.

The inspiring evening was hosted by NewsChannel 5’s Carrie Sharp and brought together well over 200 spirited guests. The first ever “Courage Award” was presented to the family of Frances Hill Caldwell Jackson, a remarkable woman who thrived while fighting ovarian cancer for over seven years.

The Chic Awearness Fashion Show presented by the Stacey Rhodes Boutique and Peter Millar rallied the crowd with fall fashions modeled by survivors and those with a personal connection to the disease.

Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of the gynecological cancers and the fifth leading cause of cancer related deaths for women. Ovarian cancer continues to be disproportionately funded among cancer diseases.

About the T.J. Martell Foundation:

The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. The Foundation was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $280 million for research at flagship hospitals in the United States. For more information on the T.J. Martell Foundation visit