NEW YORK, Jan 13, 2009 / FW/ — A Seventh Avenue success story, Zang Toi is known for his exuberant demi-couture creations that are available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and specialty boutiques nationwide. To Lance Armstrong and Zang’s close friends, the New York-based designer is also an ardent supporter of cancer research.
Using the catwalk as a platform for his community work, one of his bi-annual fashion shows is dedicated to cancer research fund raising. Underwriting the whole event, every single cent raised by the event goes to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Last September 2008, during the New York Spring 2009 season, Zang Toi raised $365,000 for cancer research, making Team Toi the biggest fundraiser two years in a row for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
For his tireless work and dedication, the American Cancer Society, Asian Initiatives Unit is honoring Zang Toi during its Young Professionals Gala for Hope event on February 5, 2009 to be held at the Taj Lounge at 48 West 21st Street in New York.