We are grateful that Macy’s Roseville Galleria was so generous in donating thousands of dresses to Triumph Cancer Foundation when the pandemic hit in 2020, which has raised thousands of dollars for Triumph during very challenging times. For Cancer is a Drag, not only will dresses be used in our Drag & Fashion Show, but we have a special way that our attendees can “pay it forward” which will create a wonderful ripple effect in our community with the 1,200 remaining brand new dresses! First, ticket buyers receive a dress voucher with their ticket entry to either redeem at our Dress Warehouse Sale after the event, or they may bestow their voucher upon one of our worthy selected Dress Recipient Organizations. Second, attendees of Cancer is a Drag will have the opportunity to make pledges for dresses during the event as well during our Triumph Fund A Need. These pledges will have double the impact with the donation dollars being used by Triumph to increase capacity building to help more cancer survivors in underserved communities like our Rainbow Community. And the dresses themselves will be donated to one of our five selected organizations in the Sacramento community! We have selected the Sacramento LGBT Community Center’s Q-Prom, WEAVE, Grant Union High School Special Activities Department, the Hispanic Chamber, and Cinderella’s Closet to receive dresses after our Dress Warehouse Sale.
So many lives will be impacted by the Cancer is a Drag event in a beautiful way!
Our Venue: The Mix Downtown!
Located at 16th & L streets on top of Public House Downtown, the small plates restaurant and lounge creates an inviting social scene with a rooftop patio featuring fire pits and spacious bars, an intimate dance floor, plush lounge seating, expansive couches and semi-private booths.
Guest Swag Bag!
Not only will each guest receive a dress token redeemable for a brand new dress at our Dress Warehouse Sale (which can also be donated), but each guest will receive a Swag bag! Swag bags include a certificate for a Private Tasting at Carvalho Winery at the Sugarmill for 8 people!
VIP Champagne Reception
You can augment your experience by purchasing one of our VIP ticket packages and attend our special pre-show VIP Champagne Reception where the bubbly will be flowing along with conversations! Thank you to our Sparkling Wine sponsor, Driven Cellars!
Drag & Fashion Show
Enjoy a unique and FUN Drag & Fashion Show showcasing dresses donated by Macy’s Roseville Galleria. Our Drag show will feature some of Sacramento’s most prominent Drag Queens, as well as others in the community taking a turn on our runway!
The Mix Appetizers!
Guests will enjoy a selection of delicious bites from The Mix including both savory and dessert items to kick off the evening’s festivities.
Our Partner – Sacramento Rainbow Chamber!
We are proud to be joining forces with our local Rainbow Chamber to raise, and funds, related to cancer healthcare disparities faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community.
So Many Ways to Support!
Ticket buyers will each receive 1 dress token that can be redeemed at our Warehouse Dress Sale after Cancer is a Drag for personal use OR the token can be dropped into one of our 5 Dress Recipient Organization boxes at the event. We’ll be distributing donated dresses to our selected organizations in mid May.
Want to support on a higher level but can’t attend Cancer is a Drag? Check out our Corporate Sponsor package for our special Dress Angel sponsor level that enables you to pledge dollars for dresses and select the organization to receive those dresses ahead of time.
OR at Cancer is a Drag, guests will be invited to participate in a fun Triumph Dress Pledge Drive with our auctioneer! All donations pledged will go towards helping Triumph provide cancer exercise recovery programs to local cancer survivors and our campaign to specifically reach more underserved communities through special workshops we are planning. Your pledge will do double duty with your funding dollars also delivering dresses to our selected dress recipient organizations! For example – pledge $125 and not only will you fund one of our Triumph on-the-Go exercise kits provided to each new survivor participating in Triumph Fitness, but 2 more dresses will be donated to one of the 5 designated recipient organizations in our community!
Studies from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) illustrate growing evidence that LGBTQ+ populations have less access to healthcare and higher burdens of certain diseases, such as cancer. NIMHD also reports that stigmatization, hate-violence, and discrimination are still major barriers to the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals. Our goal is to raise funds to support both Triumph Cancer Foundation and Sacramento Rainbow Chamber, while also raising awareness about the importance of exercise for cancer survivors.
Funds raised through Cancer is A Drag will be used to support both Triumph Cancer Foundation and Sacramento Rainbow Chamber. Triumph Cancer Foundation will use the funds to expand services in a few ways to support our local LGBTQ+ community. First, with capacity building to offer more Triumph Fitness classes to adult cancer survivors at no cost. And second, to develop a special workshop series and educational fitness booklet to be distributed to members of the LGBTQ+ community – and other underserved groups in our region. With this in mind, Triumph plans to continue a collaboration with the Rainbow Chamber to broaden existing programs and reach more people (who otherwise may not have access to Triumph); helping them to get started with an exercise routine that is safe and effective after treatment.