Posts Tagged ‘health’

Kick off for a kick off in Saks

15 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Saks Fifth Avenue Chevy Chase hosted a kick-off event “Shop and champagne” on October 12. Getting ready for the main event, 13th annual “Key to the cure”,  Saks Fifth Avenue made sure all four stories of gigantic store are prepared to welcome hundreds of guests coming in a week. Champagne and light snacks were provided to help you relax and enjoy shopping even more.

Key to the cure is invented for raising both funds and awareness to fight breast cancer for Suburban Hospital.

T-shirts designed by Elie Tahari

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Project “Beauty” by iCosmeticNetwork

06 Mar

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Saturday, March 5, you could have an opportunity to witness beauty surgery-free enhancements happen live. Washington DC Dermatology hosted almost a day-long event with numerous beautifying procedures performed on:

Rania Jaziri – Complexion Peel (Skin Media and Laser Genesis)
CEO of Jordin’s Paradise

Jessica Tavares – Complexion Blending
(Microdermabrasion and Laser Genesis)
Owner of Gano Cafe DC

Kendra Hyson – Latisse (Eyelash Growth System)
CEO of Alternative Fitness

Katrina Price – Less Stress (Juvederm)
Media Personality from i

Donna Kaufman – Facial Enhancement (Radiesse)
Cancer Activist – Founder of Kill The Beast

Ellie AGuilar– Erase Those Lines (Juvederm)
CEO of BRAG! Models

Gloria D’Molina (Liquid Face Lift)

Three GRAND PRIZES  – One Year Of Latisse (The Eyelash Growth System), One Year Of BOTOX Cosmetic Treatments, and  One Year Of Radiesse ( Facial Filler) – were given away by Spokesmodel Rachel De Mita.

As an apotheosis of the event, there was a fashion show with Natalia Sanz spring collection. Enjoy the pictures.

Natalia Sanz )second from the left) and models in her designs

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Every kid’s a rock star rocked The Ritz

05 Mar

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Sunday night, February 27, Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner was lit and noisy with 2011 “Every kid’s a rock star” fundraiser. This event benefited Inova Fairfax Hospital for children. More than 300 families, donors, physicians and Inova team members attended this family- and kid- friendly event.

This unique event in the finest location featured live entertainment by nationally recognized “A+ Dropouts” and DJ Jamie Biden. Kids could enjoy numerous interactive games and activities, such as Mega Make-it Mix (to mix your own songs), Dimmer the Robot (the one with “smart” hands), Immersitron technology, Guitar Hero, and DJ Hero.

Along fashionably but contemporary dressed people there were fairy-tale dressed ladies – Miss Virginia 2010 Caitlin Uze and Miss American sweetheart 2011 Megan Lawless. Kids flanked them both and wouldn’t let go, it is like drem come true – to play ball with “real princesses”! Washington Wizards girls were also huge attraction but for older kids and adults, photos with them were taken throwout the evening consistently.

The amount of food reminded of Thanksgiving feast, and beautifully decorated tables only added to that feeling. Silent auction table (enormous size oval) was not unattended ever, no wonder, there were so many desired items from sponsors for a bargain price! Photobooth seemed to be tremendous hit – there was never-ending line, and, given the faces leaving with happiest expressions, well worth waiting.

What we can’t wait – is next year to attend 2012 “Every kid’s a rock star”, to benefit Inova – Hospital only for Children.

Enjoy the photos here and don’t forget to see whole gallery.

A+ Dropouts performing

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Arts for autism Gala

07 Nov

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Arts For Autism Gala was an evening to celebrate kids, adolescents and adults with autism, to recognize their talents and achievements. Proceeds raised at that event will benefit families in Northern Virginia with mini-grants offered through Autism Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV). As you may know, some things that seem very easy to do for non-autistic people, might be very challenging and nerve-racking for autistic ones, especially kids, and that’s why Autism Society runway show was such a tremendous success and was always  praised with loud and warm applauds. There was also adult runway show, where over 50 champion fundraisers demonstrated designer clothes, and at the end of the night two best ones (male and female) were awarded with special prizes.

The jewel of the night was 9 year old Matthew Cahill, who performed, for his very first time onstage, “Don’t stop believing” song. Finally, it seemed like all attention was where it was supposed to be, and not distracted by open bar. See this overwhelming success for yourself:

DON’T STOP BELIEVING. That’s a motto for Arts for Autism.

some pictures and link to whole gallery


Tommy Hilfiger comes to DC to fight MS with fashion

21 Oct

Text, photos and video

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

There was a huge buzz on Tuesday night right on Dupont Circle at the Washington club.   Tommy Hilfiger himself paid a visit to National Capitol for fashion show benefiting Multiple Sclerosis Society. His sister Susie suffered from the disease for a long time and supported the MS research ever since. The show (“Orange” event)was hosted by Tommy Hilfiger and super model Shannon Rusbuldt.  Michaele Salahi, who recently announced that she battled  MS for 17 years,  walked the runway.

Tommy before the show

More pictures and video with interviews of guests and the Salahis below the cut

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Love yogurt? Donate without spending any extra!

15 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

October is National breast cancer awareness month. You can help and support not only by attending/volunteering/donating, you may also eat your favorite yogurt and part of the sum will be transferred to breast cancer organizations.

Dannon “gives hope with every cup” (c) – buy the product, enter special code provided on the membrane, lid or package, and 10 cents will be donated to National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Yoplait “saves lids to save lives” (c) – collect the lids, rinse them and send in by December, 31, 2010, and each lid will add 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Enjoy your favorites while supporting great cause.

P.S. Please provide the information if you know more of such campaigns, and let’s spread the word!

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“Alien inside”: a brest cancer exhibit and benefit for “Pink Jams”

10 Oct

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by Yulia Mikhalchuk

During breast cancer awareness month, there is lots of events happening in DC area. One of the beautiful exhibit reception happened yesterday at ArtDC gallery, “Alien inside” benefiting “Pink Jams“. About 22 professional artists, breast cancer survivors, or both, presented their pieces at the gallery, which will be open till November, 6!

Jesse Cohen (founder of the art forum), Deidree Bennett (curator of the exhibit), Christa Floresca (founder of "Pink Jams!"

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“If there is something in my way – I move it” – Maimah Karmo of Tigerlily Foundation

30 Sep

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by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Maimah and Noelle Karmo, Mom and daughter, full of love

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