Maize and Blue Go Pink

08/21/2014 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
When: Thursday August 21, 2014
7 - 10pm
6pm VIP Reception

Somerset Collection
2800 W Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084, MI
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General Admission: $250; VIP Ticket: $500 | For more information, visit or contact Gene Skidmore at or 734-763-6154

A Night of Fashion

The Second Annual Maize and Blue Go Pink (MBGP), a ticketed fundraiser hosted by Nate and Catherine Forbes will be held on the evening of Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Somerset Collection in Troy. With costs of the event underwritten by The Forbes Company and Somerset Collection, nearly all of the proceeds from ticket sales, the auction (fashion items on display at Somerset Collection) and paddle raise will go to breast cancer research at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMCCC). In 2013, the event was held under a clear tent in Cadillac Square in downtown Detroit. The evening entailed a strolling dinner, fashion show, videos of research being done at UMCCC, a paddle raise and live Motown music. Attended by more than 300 guests, the event raised over $115,000 for our breast oncology program.

At the Forbes family’s request, the event is moving to Somerset Collection in 2014 and held in late summer in order to capitalize on an extended marketing opportunity for the UMCCC brand. Somerset Collection will host MBGP and will kick-off this vast marketing initiative with the first 21 days of August as the mall will be turned maize and blue and pink while highlighting the work being done at UMCCC. Banners, signage and materials will be placed throughout the mall and highlighted on the fashion show stage.

Attend this event!

General admission is $250. VIP tickets are $500.  Event Partnerships are also available. To learn more, visit or contact Gene Skidmore at or 734-763-6154.

Help Spread the Word!

Download and print the 2nd Annual Maize and Blue Go Pink Event Flyer [pdf].