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Canadian International Impressionist Artist Painter Antoine Gaber and Orlane Paris to launch “Passion for Life” Fundraising Initiative at Club10, exclusive for the Greater Toronto Area Chinese Community.

For Immediate Release:


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Scarborough, 14 June 2005: Join Canadian International impressionist artist painter and cancer researcher, Antoine Gaber, Orlane Paris and Anna Chan President of Club 10 for the launch of “Passion for Life” exclusive at Club 10 for the Greater Toronto Area Chinese Community. The fundraising program was created by Gaber and was launched in Europe, Latin America, and Canada and raised funds in support of breast cancer awareness and research.

Antoine Gaber will be available June 17th, 18th and 19th, 2005 at the Club 10 location to meet people and present his original size Giclées art. With any purchase of any 2 Orlane product customers will receive a free small size Giclée gift (museum quality reproduction paintings on canvas) limited edition current estimated market value of $100. The Artist will sign the free Giclées for customers who purchase more than $500 in Orlane products. This increases the market value of the Giclée to $190. With a purchase over $1000 in Orlane, a signed Giclée will be framed and you will also receive in addition an autographed copy of Antoine Gaber art book containing several of the artist’s artwork.

Antoine Gaber will also exhibit his original size Giclées works available for sale. Customers can support breast cancer research by purchasing Orlane Paris beauty treatments while supporting one of the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance (CBCRA) partner.


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What – Launch of “Passion for Life” Canada fundraising program in support of breast cancer research exclusive at Club 10 to the Toronto Chinese Community.


Anna Chan, President of Club 10 Cosmetic-Boutique
Maud Julier Von Badenthal, President of Cosmolane, Distributor of Orlane Paris for Canada
Antoine Gaber, Canadian International Impressionist Artist Painter / Cancer Researcher / Philanthropist

When – June 14th 2005, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Where – Club 10, 19 Milliken Blv. Scarborough, Ontario

(*)(*)(*) Photo and interview ops with all participants available (*)(*)(*)


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About Club 10:

When Anna Chan first came to Canada, she had to start from scratch to gain Canadian business experience. After gaining relevant experience in the cosmetics industry, Anna decided to open her own boutique. She liked “10” as it is the number of perfection from the movie. The perfect “10”. “Club” came from a place where friends can get together and talk. Tat was the birth of “Club 10”.

Anna Chan started the Club 10 Cosmetic Boutique 17 years ago and made a commitment towards women’s health, beauty and fashion. She has as well made a commitment back to the community and has participated in some great programs over the years. The most recent one was her involvement in a program to raise funds and awareness for the Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation.

This time Anna is taking another project under her wing called “Passion for Life”. Club 10 and Orlane Paris are thrilled to be part of this program. What better way to fight Breast Cancer than with Beauty and Art.

” Over the years, I have appreciated how fragile and precious life is “says Anna. “We still have a lot to learn about breast cancer and this involves a lot of research. It needs support from all of us to discover the secret of Mother Nature. It is important to do as much as we can. This is my legacy” Club 10 is happy to be a partner in Passion for life. What a better way to fight breast cancer than with Beauty and Art.

About Orlane Paris:
Orlane’s prestige and renown as a brand of highly refined and effective beauty care products is based on over 50 years of research and experience. This is the real secret of Orlane’s International success. Orlane has created landmarks in the beauty sector. For the first time in the history of beauty care, they introduced creams containing scientifically researched ingredients.


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About CBCRA:
CBCRA began in 1993 with a four-member collaboration (Canadian Cancer Society, Health Canada Medical Council- to become Canadian Institute of Health Research and National Cancer Institute of Canada). In 1998, it was expanded and strengthened to include three new members (AVON Flame Foundation, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and Canadian Breast Cancer Network). Since 1993 CBCRA has allocated more than $120 million to 370 different breast cancer research projects across the entire spectrum of breast cancer research, including prevention early detection, treatment, fundamental laboratory investigations, quality of life and health services.


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About the Artist:
Antoine Gaber unique combination as a cancer researcher, businessman and as an internationally recognized artist painter, represents careers that are opposite to each other, raising in several Countries more and more media attention, however, Gaber continuously plays a role in the advancement of art and science. In an incessant desire for harmony, Antoine Gaber, his artistic works, his humanitarian projects and his incommensurable dreams of communion with man and nature contribute in unison to the working of his straightforward mission: utilizing his talent to benefit a good cause. During his various exhibitions held in several Countries, Gaber contributed an important percentage of the sale of his artworks, and the profits from the use of the imagery of his art to raise funds to further support cancer research. Neither success nor notoriety can deter the painter from his ideals.

Antoine Gaber was awarded with the prestigious Prize of the “Lorenzo il Magnifico”, in recognition of Gaber’s artistic career during the 2003 Florence Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea one of the most prestigious art exhibition. Gaber will also represent Canada once again in December 2005 in Florence Italy.

“Passion for Life” Artist Statement



As a medical researcher, I have come to appreciate how precious life truly is. From the journey faced by those fighting to overcome illness, to the artistic endeavors I have experienced as I continue through my journey of self-expression, one becomes acutely aware life is more than simply existing. It truly is a celebration. If you choose to embrace every day to the fullest; mixing it with a sense of wonder and purpose, you, too, will discover your inner peace. You, too, will realize your passion for life.

For further information:

Club 10 Cosmetic-Boutique Anna Chan: 19 Milliken Blvd., Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, M1V 4A2 Tel: 416-293-9238

The Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance (CBCRA)
790 Bay Street, Suite 1000, Toronto, ON M5G 1N8. Tel: 416-596-6598,

Impressionist Artist Painter, Antoine Gaber: 1003-77 Carlton St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2J7
Tel. 1 (416) 595-1003 fax: 1 (416) 595-1040 e-mail: [email protected]