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Aiding a Cause by Design

Over 700 fashionistas and intrepid bargain hunters braved the rain and came out in droves as the eighth annual District Sample Sale took place on Thursday evening at Cady's Alley to benefit the George Washington University Medical Center Mammovan. The GW Mammovan is a mobile

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Wendy Gordon
Wendy Gordon

digital mammogram screening service provided by The George Washington University Medical Center, GW Medical Faculty Associates and the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation. Mammovan is accredited by the American College of Radiology, and provides state-of-the-art mammogram screenings to women in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Over 20 of the DC Metro Area’s best designer clothing, accessory and shoe boutiques liquidated their end-of-season goods at up to 90% off and sold this season’s styles at bargain prices. The evening also included cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from restaurants such as Ici Urban Bistro, Kabab-Ji, Neyla and Georgetown Cupcakes, among others. DSS guests were also treated to a Relaxation Station by gold sponsor Smartwater which included complimentary polish changes with Deborah Lippmann products and massages. Sponsor One80 Salon provided complimentary blowouts and a styling station which featured Le Metier cosmetics. Founded in the fall of 2006 by Mar

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Wendy Gordon
Wendy Gordon

y Schmidt Amons, Shannon Haley, Liberty Jones, Barbara Martin and Jayne Sandman, the District Sample Sale has become one of the most coveted tickets in Washington, D.C. Known as “the season’s most fashionable charitable event,” the twice-annual event has raised over $187,000 for local women’s (fall) and children’s (spring) chosen charities. Supporting D.C. area charities has been the cornerstone of the DSS To date, more than 19,000 women in the Metro-D.C. area have been screened using the service. Mammovan has facilitated the detection of breast cancer for 71 of those women, allowing them to seek proper treatment. Mammovan has facilitated the detection of breast cancer for 71 of those women, allowing them to seek proper treatment. Learn more by visiting http://www.gwdocs.com/mammovan.

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Wendy Gordon
Wendy Gordon