gift of life project launch

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Photos from The Gift of Life Project launch party at Hela Salon & Spa (January 25, 2012).  The launch party was actually a few days after I got back from Berlin Fashion Week.

The Gift of Life Project is a collaborative program that encourages women in the Washington, DC area to be proactive about their breast health.  Every person who visits Capital Breast Care Center for their mammogram will be entered into a monthly raffle for a chance to win a portrait session and several spa and salon services from Hela.  

Pretty cool!  Also, we ended up raising close to $500 that night by selling scarves and boxed cards ($40 each for the box cards).

Why go to Capital Breast Care Center? They provide comprehensive, culturally appropriate breast cancer screening services and health education to women in the DC metropolitan area, regardless of their ability to pay.  Every insured woman who receives her mammogram at CBCC helps enable an uninsured woman to receive access to breast health care services.

Delicious Parisian macarons.
The designer chocolates on the top are from Artisan Confections, which is in my apartment building.  He has a deal with the macarons guy so the macarons are delivered at Artisan Confections.  Dangerous.
Provided by Hela.
Goody bags from Hela for those who made a donation or bought a card.
This is the card that will be given to the monthly winner.  Made by an awesome sister who also moonlights as a card maker.
Lee from LLDH Home (which is next to Hela).
Susannah Fox showing off a CBCC scarf.  Susannah is the Director of Development for CBCC and has been a pretty cool friend.
Motylik and Brandii stopped by.   They work at an expensive sunglasses boutique next door.
Stephanie and Stef.  Stef is a breast cancer survivor.
In case you're wondering, I'm wearing all Hugo Boss.  And for the record, I now dress for my 7 yr old niece who thinks I'm fashionable.  Cora says: "It means you're stylish, fancy clothes, and he looks cool."