Look Who Turned Up for ELLE's Famous Carnival for a Cause

Sue Castellino , 07 May 2012
Lisa Haydon and Dia Mirza at the Elle Breast Cancer Carnival in Mumbai
Lisa Haydon and Dia Mirza at the Elle Breast Cancer Carnival in Mumbai

“It is hard to ignore the statistics that one in 30 women in urban India runs the risk of developing breast cancer,” says Nonita Kalra, “But the good news is that with early detection, survival rates are as high as 98%.”

Nonita Kalra, Preeta sukhtankar, Archana Pillai, Devika Bhojwani and Amrit Rai
Nonita Kalra, Preeta sukhtankar, Archana Pillai, Devika Bhojwani and Amrit Rai

ELLE magazine has an initiative called Fashion Joins Hands Against Breast Cancer (along with Ogaan Cancer Foundation) that aims to spread awareness and raise funds. Yesterday they brought back their very successful Carnival for a Cause, that combines the best brands and designers in India today. Designers like Narendra Kumar, Nandita Mahtani, Meera Mital, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Tarun Tahiliani, Sabyasachi, Kavita Bhartia, JJ Valaya, Ashish Soni, Ritu Kumar (and this list goes on), offered up pieces that were priced under 5000rs to help raise funds for the initiative.

Diya Palat and Aditya Hitkari, Aki Narula, Little Shilpa and Lisa Haydon
Diya Palat and Aditya Hitkari, Aki Narula, Little Shilpa and Lisa Haydon

To show support for the cause and do some shopping, Mumbai’s fashion and Bollywood set like Dia Mirza, Kunal Kohli, Purab Kohi, Aki Narula, Lisa Haydon, Raman Lamba and Little Shilpa attended. All in all, a great event for a great cause!

Narendra Kumar and Devika Bhojwani
Narendra Kumar and Devika Bhojwani
Gaurav and Pratima Bhatia, Kunal Kohli, Purab Kohli and Nidhi Sunil
Gaurav and Pratima Bhatia, Kunal Kohli, Purab Kohli and Nidhi Sunil
Raman Lamba with family at the Elle Breast Cancer Carnival in Mumbai
Raman Lamba with family at the Elle Breast Cancer Carnival in Mumbai

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