Vancouver: The Canadian Cancer Society and UBC are partnering with Western Living and Porsche to host the Fashioning Cancer Fundraiser – The event was conceived after a showing of 10 dresses designed by Jacqueline Firkins, a UBC costume design professor who created a collection of ball gowns inspired by microscopic photos of cancer cells and cellular systems to get people talking about the disease, beauty and body image.  The dresses are inspired by cellular images captured by researchers in the lab of UBC researcher, Christian Naus.  For tickets to attend the event, please visit: