NEWS | January 23, 2020

Fashion show celebrates the courage and inspiration of weight-loss surgery patients

Proceeds benefit education and outreach of the UC Davis Bariatric Surgery Program


The “Evening of the Stars!” fashion show spotlights courageous and inspirational people who altogether lost nearly 1,000 pounds following surgical weight-loss procedures.

The models — patients of the UC Davis Bariatric Surgery Program — will share brief personal stories and photos from their battles with weight and return to health. They will then walk a stage wearing the latest fashions for work, everyday wear and a night on the town.

The event takes place Friday, Jan. 31, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Goodnight Auditorium of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, 4501 X Street in Sacramento.

For 17 years, the fashion show has given proud patients a chance to celebrate their weight-loss success. The event also helps fund education and outreach initiatives of the UC Davis Bariatric Surgery Program. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Please call Judy Tsurutani at 916-734-7326 to purchase tickets in advance.

For a preview of what you'll see, watch a video about a past fashion show here.

Bariatric surgery is a treatment option for obesity. UC Davis’ evidence-based, comprehensive program — proven to lead to significant, sustained weight loss — combines nutrition, exercise and psychological support with surgical procedure options. In addition to cosmetic benefits, weight-loss procedures can significantly reduce health risks such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. For information, visit the program website.