Philanthropy in Fashion: Sir Alistair Rai Scarves and David Barton Gym Team Up for Ovarian Cancer

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The Peacock Handkerchief, $40.

As you stock up on chilly weather chunky knits and cords, put a little of that Fall wardrobe budget toward a good cause with a chic new scarf.

This September, David Barton Gym and Sir Alistair Rai have collaborated on a special collection of scarves for David Barton Gym’s third annual “Diane's Day,” dedicated to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, in memory of David Barton’s sister, Diane Barton.

Sir Alistair Rai, known for its Indian-inspired vibrant hues and exotic patters, has created two scarf styles—the Peacock Handkerchief ($40) and the Destination Maldives Mantra Wrap ($70)—for the exclusive collaboration. The rich teal shades of both scarf designs symbolize strength and hope, the signature Ovarian Cancer Awareness color.

The Diane’s Day scarves will be sold at David Barton Gym locations nationwide starting in September and all sales will be donated to The Clearity Foundation and Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation to help raise awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research.

David Barton will also host his annual Diane’s Day Benefit in New York City on September 20, 2012.