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Recap: Saks Fifth Avenue Raises Money for Suburban Hospital Women’s Cancer Programs at the annual Key to the Cure Launch Party

Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure Launch Party

Last Thursday, October 20th 2011, the most fashionable and charitable of Washington were to be found at Saks Fifth Avenue in Chevy Chase. The Key to the Cure launch party is definitely one of the season’s most exciting party’s. When you walked in you were immediately greeted by the wonderful people of Saks in their Key to the Cure T-Shirts all designed by Eli Tahari. These were the women to be in good with. They had the “keys” to the cure. As a gold sponsor, EBeauty was given six keys, but for people who bought individual tickets, they could buy one ticket for fifty dollars or three for one hundred at the door.

The keys are what really made the event fun. Sponsors from all over the city donated various things to be auctioned off. In the middle of the second floor there was a large clear box that could only be opened with the right keys. The box was full of smaller Saks boxes. If your key opened the clear box than you got to pick out a Saks box and see what treasures you had won. Almost everyone was a winner. Four out of the six EBeauty keys were winners. The prizes EBeauty won were two gift certificates to local restaurants, a coupon for a free facial, and a gift card for personalized stationary. Other people won treasures donated by Chanel and Thierry Mugler. With all the winners in the room, their wasn’t a frown to be found anywhere.

Throughout all three floors there were tables of food from local restaurants. Matchbox had their famous sliders and of course Georgetown Cupcakes was there and no one was disappointed. On the first floor people were getting their makeup done by the wonderful beauty staff at Saks and everyone who bought anything got 20% off. All the proceeds of the night went to the Suburban Hospital Women’s Cancer Programs. Maybe the most fun for some people was what you got when you left: the gift bag. Full of all sorts of goodies such as free perfume samples, a tote bag, and lots of makeup. All in all it was not a night to miss.

EBeauty's Team Mingling with Joe Gill of the MD DNR and Patty Brown, President of John's Hopkins Healthcare

 

Mark and Carolyn Keller with Jacky Schultz, Executive Vice President of Suburban Hospital

 

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Yoga on the Steps brings the best of DC out bright and early

Yoga on the Steps

If you were wondering where all the action was happening yesterday morning than the answer was hands down, Freedom Plaza where Yoga on the Steps was in full force. People got up bright and early to get their yoga workout on with a couple hundred of their closest friends. It the perfect fall weather, Freedom Plaza, right down the street from the White House, was a heavenly place to be. Of course the whole event was to raise money for Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a wonderful charity whose mission is to empower all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. All proceeds helped to fund LBBC’s breast cancer education and outreach programs which are provided to women and their families for little or no cost.

Yoga on the Steps has been going on for 10 years in Philadelphia where Living Beyond Breast Cancer is based out of and for the first time they brought their charitable event to Washington, DC. EBeauty was there in full support. At 9:30 the CEO of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Jean Sachs started the day off with introductions and a few minutes later the yoga began. The one hour class was ran by Jennifer Schelter, the owner of Yoga Unites, a non-profit with the mission to inspire individuals and engage communities by nurturing creativity and wellbeing through the transformative power of yoga. After the yoga, the participants were invited to the Healthy Living Expo across the street in the J.W. Marriot Hotel.

Jennie Tarica of Sibley Hospital with Carolyn Keller and Alex Brown of EBeauty at the Healthy Living Expo

EBeauty was more than prepared with a booth letting people know about our place in the community as a nonprofit with a wig exchange program. We handed out lots of flyers and gave away every t-shirt and hat that we had! People who heard about our wig exchange program were happy to know that someone was there to take and make good with their used wigs. So many people do not know what to do with their wigs when they are done with chemotherapy and now the word is starting to spread that EBeauty is the place for wig donation.

For more information on EBeauty’s Wig Exchange Program, please visit www.EBeauty.com

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Wrinkle Erase for the Cure

Wrinkle Erase For The Cure

Today at the Ruff Plastic Surgery & RPS MedSpa located in the West End of Washington DC, Dr. Paul G. Ruff will be holding his annual Wrinkle Erase for the Cure. All day they inject botox, juvederm, and radiesse into your wrinkles and make your face look younger than ever! The proceeds go to Living in Pink, a local charity that helps fund research for breast cancer research.

They will also have great items being raffled off from local businesses. Their last annual Wrinkle Erase for the Cure raised over $65,000 for breast cancer research and they hope to raise more and more every year as it gains more publicity and the word spreads. They have great food, raffle items, and visits from local celebs.

To make an appointment call (202-785-4187) or just stop by and donate a wrinkle or two today!

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Passport to Style at The Shops at Wisconsin Place

Passport to Style

Tonight, October 13th from 5-8pm people in Chevy Chase, MD will be all a buzz. The Shops at Wisconsin Place is hosting the fashion event of the season: Passport to Style. Experience a fashion show that expresses this seasons hottest fall trends and how to bring the runway looks into your home!

Afterwords, do not miss out on fabulous wine and gourmet treats. Shop and save at the hottest retailers and score a swag bag with the must haves of the season, including prizes like a Nantucket Fall Getaway and much more!

Tickets are $20 dollars and 100% of the proceeds go to the Washington Humane Society’s Fashion for Paws and Hope for Henry.

For more information or to buy tickets, go to Passport to Style.Tickets are still available. Walk-ins welcome. Tickets can be purchased by cash or check at the door.

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Breast in Show!

Breast in Show

In Rockville, MD, this Friday October 14th, a breakthrough original musical will be debuting about the experience of Breast Cancer and the way it affects everyone around it. “Breast in Show” was created from interviews and books of people’s real life experiences. The characters include patients, doctors, family members, and everyone whose life is touched by this life altering disease.

The show is a collaborative effort of four women who believe that “We can, we must, and we will eradicate Breast Cancer in our life time.” Written by Lisa Hayes, directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer, music by Joan Cushing, and produced by Eileen Mitchard, all of whom have been personally affected by breast cancer.

A portion of the net proceeds from the debut performances will be donated to the non-profits in the metro DC area working towards helping women going through treatment. After October, the show will travel to other cities around the country.

For more information about Breast in Show, go to their website: http://breastinshow.org/

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EBeauty’s Bra Wins The People’s Choice!

EBeauty's Be Beautiful Wigging Out Bra

At approximately 8pm on Thursday, October 5th, members of the EBeauty Team piled into a Town Car triumphant. They were heading away from the Greater Reston Arts Center in Reston, VA where Success in the City had held the Cups Full of Hope art exhibit and charity event and where their bra had just won the people’s choice award. When they had headed there earlier in the night they had left with uncertain expectations but high hopes. “We must have each sent 100 emails and then the people we emailed forwarded our emails to another 100 people, each telling people to vote for our Bra” said Carolyn Keller, President and CEO of EBeauty.

The idea behind Cups Full of Hope is that people submit originally designed bras which are than auctioned off for the Tigerlily Foundation, a charity for younger women going through breast cancer. People were given a chance to go online and chose their favorite bra, which then won the “peoples choice award”. This year EBeauty’s Be Beautiful Wigging Out Bra won. The Be Beautiful Wigging Out Bra, was designed by Shelby Brown, 21 and a senior at Marymount University. She took inspiration from our Wig Exchange Program and brought it to life in the form of a bra. EBeauty’s wig exchange program is a place for women who have gone through the trauma of chemotherapy to donate their wigs. Your old wig could mean the world to someone else and at EBeauty we want to be the connection that makes dreams come true as simply as by giving you a new wig.

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5 Places to Shop during Breast Cancer Awareness month!

With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there is no shortage of charitable shopping to be done! Just walk down your local shopping district and you will notice the store fronts covered in an unusual amount of pink. Here are a few of our favorites that can not go unnoticed!

Betsey Johnson Breast Cancer Awareness Riviter Tank

1. Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson does what she does best with her small selection of breast cancer awareness items. Johnson herself is a breast cancer survivor and these clothes and accessories highlight women’s strength while raising money for breast cancer research. The Riviter Tank is our favorite and comes to $98.

 

 

 

Forever 21 Courage Collection

2. Forever 21

Forever 21 has done a great thing this October. They have created an entire collection of clothing in the pink family. 10% of the purchase price of each item is specifically marked with a pink GIVE TO LOVE LOVE TO GIVE™ heart logo designating Susan G. Komen for the Cure® will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® from September 1, 2011 through September 1, 2012 with a guaranteed minimum of $25,000. We love this pink trench coat which runs for $29.80.

 

Tumi Ipad 2 Case

3. Tumi

Tumi has come out with a few special things for breast cancer awareness, including this Ipad 2 Case. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, they are offering this item in a special “Fog” color. Twenty percent of the retail price of this style will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

 

 

 

Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Fund

4. Ralph Lauren

During the month of October Ralph Lauren will be holding a special sale, with 25% off all purchases and then 10% of all purchases go to the Pink Pony Fund which goes to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness.

 

Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Collection

5. Estee Lauder

The Pink Ribbon Collection is a wonderful way for Estee Lauder to get involved in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Estée Lauder will donate 20% of the suggested retail price of its Pink Ribbon Collection to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® which is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. We love this jeweled compact for $55.

 

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Be Bold, Be Brave, Feel Beautiful

Be Bold, Be Brave, Feel Beautiful

In Lansing, Michigan a woman by the name of Terri Shaver takes portraits of women with cancer as a part of the Be Bold, Be Brave, Feel Beautiful Campaign. The Campaign started as a part of The Oldham Project which all began with the death of Shavers two sisters-in-law. Shaver offers free portraits to those suffering from Breast Cancer and who have lost their hair or who are going through chemo.

Today she has photographed up to 100 people, aged 20 to 82, and hopes to raise awareness while striving to help these women find their true beauty through the simple task of posing for a photo. Originally the Be Bold, Be Brave, Feel Beautiful Campaign was only to run through October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But because the campaign has gotten such a positive response it will now become a permanent fixture on The Oldham Project.

For more information on the Oldham Project or Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Beautiful: check out their website: http://theoldhamproject.org/index.php

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