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FASHION Targets Breast Cancer has announced the launch of FTBC on the QT.

An exclusive event featuring Pearl Lowe, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, the Cheek, and a host of special guests from London’s fashion set , it will take place on November 11, 2009 at The Proud Galleries.

Hosted by the first lady of rock-chick chic, Pearl Lowe, the star-studded event will see Sophie Ellis-Bextor and The Cheek performing live in front of a small audience, followed by DJ sets from Ben Grimes and Razorlight band members David ‘Skully’ Sullivan-Kaplan and Carl Dalemo.

The audience will have a chance to get up close and personal with pop princess Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who will treat music lovers to a sneak preview of tracks from her forthcoming album as well as some of her biggest hits.

Quirky new pop band The Cheek will shake things up with a performance of their hotly anticipated debut single Hung Up. And as if that isn’t enough, after the live performances, model of the moment Ben Grimes will be hitting the decks, closely followed by David ‘Skully’ Sullivan-Kaplan and Carl Dalemo of indie outfit Razorlight, who will ensure the party keeps rocking all night long.

Guests will include some of Fashion Targets’ most loyal supporters from the fashion and music industries, including fashion forward celebrities and the cream of the crop from the London style scene.

Tickets are priced at £30 each and all transactions will be made via ticket master who are proud sponsors of FTBC on the QT, who are delighted to announce Grazia as the ‘official media partner’ of this intimate event.

Natalie Legg, from Fashion Targets Breast Cancer comments: “FTBC on the QT is our way of saying a huge thank you to all our supporters old and new for remaining loyal over the years and helping us to continue to fight breast cancer. We are really looking forward to sharing this special evening with everyone and bringing the fashion and music industry together in support of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

Since the FTBC campaign was launched in the UK in 1996, it has raised over £10.5 million for Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s ground-breaking research, campaigning and education work. This work has included opening and funding research at the UK’s first dedicated breast cancer research centre which now houses over 120 world-class scientists. Building on the success of the centre, Breakthrough recently set up three new research units across the UK.

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is a worldwide initiative inspired by Ralph Lauren in the USA in 1994 as the fashion industry’s response to the devastating impact of breast cancer. To find out more visit the Official Website

Facts about breast cancer

1. Nearly 46,000 women and around 300 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK.

2. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK and 1 in 9 women in the UK will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime.

3. More women than ever in the UK are surviving breast cancer thanks to better awareness, better screening and better treatments.