Carol's Corner is a non-profit foundation that serves to raise funds and awareness for Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Carol Chaoui

Founder and President Carol's Corner Foundation; Founder and President of Wellesley Turkey Trot Foundation Inc.; Co-Race Director of Wellesley Turkey Trot; BA French & Business, Adelphi University; MA The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tuft's University.

Carol has 15 years international private sector work experience in the medical device industry. She has 8+ years of non-profit experience with local charities. Carol is a competitive runner, grassroots community activist and 2 time cancer thriver. She was named Honorary Spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen MA Affiliate in 2011 and has raised over $50,000 for the local affiliate since then. She was also named Honorary Survivor for New Balance in 2011. She was a member of the Hartford Marathon's Elite Inspiration Team in 2010, 2012 and 2013. Since her metastatic recurrence in 2015, she has raised over $450,000 for research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Carol is living with metastatic breast and thyroid cancers and will be in treatment for the rest of her life. There is no cure currently and 40,000 patients die from metastatic breast cancer in the United States each year. Less than 5% of funds raised for breast cancer go to Stage IV or Metastatic disease. Carol hopes to change this with her foundation and 100% of proceeds raised through Carol's Corner will go to research. She lives in Wellesley with her family.

Since 2017 Vintage Vogue has raised over $200,000 for the Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

A one of a kind fabulous fund raising fashion show featuring vintage and timeless style through the decades.

The third annual Vintage Vogue Runway for Research

Vintage Vogue Runway for Research took place at Wellesley College Alumnae Hall on Sunday, September 15th. The warm late summer evening began much to everyone’s delight with an over-the top Mix & Mingle in the grand ballroom of the historical Hall. Fifteen chefs and eateries served up all kinds of delectable treats, tasty bites, and sips. Sharing in the spirit of Vintage Vogue, many of our guests wore their own vintage apparel and enjoyed mingling with our Vintage Vogue models.

Following the Mix & Mingle, we moved upstairs to the theater for the stage program, which began with welcoming remarks from Wellesley Dean of Academic Affairs, Ann Velenchik, and Dr. Paula Johnson, President of Wellesley College. We then showed a film clip from “Living” by Zygote Digital Films, which profiles four women with metastatic breast cancer including Carol’s Corner and Vintage Vogue founder, Carol Chaoui. The clip led into a panel discussion with doctors and MBC patients moderated by Lisa Mullins, of WBUR, which focused on understanding the progression of metastatic breast cancer, the most recent developments in treatment, and the perspectives of doctors and patients.

The evening culminated with a rocking fashion show featuring fabulous music and clothes from the 1900s to the 1980s emceed once again by breast cancer survivor and Regis College VP of Marketing and Communications, Kelley Tuthill. Many of our models are MBC patients and some walked the runway with their children. We also had some models who are health care providers from Dana-Farber and a few local TV anchors and reporters who generously gave of their time to be Vintage Vogue models.

This year, we also added both a silent and live auction to our fundraising efforts with many special items donated by our supporters. We are pleased to report that $80,000.00 was raised for MBC research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and we will be making an additional donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Many thanks to our guests and many volunteers who made Vintage Vogue 2019 a success and a night to remember!