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Princess Diana (concert update)
October 5, 2007, 11:26 am
Filed under: Charity, Events, People, Update

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Back in July we wrote about how Prince William and Prince Harry were marking the 10th year anniversary of their mother’s death with a concert event to celebrate her life. Well It has just been announced that the concert raised £1.2 million for charity. Eight organisations will receive at least £150,000 each from the proceeds.

The charities will also benefit from the proceeds of the concert DVD, which goes on sale on November 5.

Well done fellas.

Via > The Press Association



Little (RED) Riding Hood
August 24, 2007, 4:26 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Campaigns, Charity, Events, People, Products

Camilla Engman was chosen by the Converse 1HUND(RED) artists program to design a pair of Chucks for the (Product) RED campaign. Check out her Little Red Riding Hood inspired kicks here >

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“For Converse 1HUND(RED) Artists, Engman drew upon the fabled character of Little Red Riding Hood as her primary inspiration. Engman noted, “The artist’s role in contributing to a cause is to try to help us see the cause anew, to understand it, to feel it in a visceral way.” She chose the character for her pluck and bravery, her warmth and kindness, and her iconic familiarity. Indeed, the Little Red Riding Hood character appears in many of Camilla’s works as a recurring motif. “I wanted the design not to interfere too much with the shoe and to be something I would like to wear myself. The Little Red Riding Hood character has appeared in many of my paintings and drawings and probably will again. She has so many attributes that I like,” she added.”

Converse hasn’t started selling Camilla’s kicks yet,. they’re still sampling them. Once they receive enough orders (I’m sure they will) then they’ll begin manufacturing them. So keep an eye out,.. or check back for an update. Congrats Camilla! 

Spotted over @ NOTCOT.org



07.07.07
July 6, 2007, 2:11 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Events, News

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Make a wish,.. tomorrow the date is 7. 7. 7 and in case you haven’t heard,.. there’s a really big concert going on.

“Live Earth is a monumental music event that will bring together more than 2 billion people on 7/7/07 to raise awareness about global warming. With 24 hours of music across 7 continents, and performances by more than 150 of the world’s top musicians, Live Earth will engage, connect, and inspire individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve the climate crisis.

Madonna, Bon Jovi, the Police, Kanye West, Wolfmother and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are just a few of the bands performing.

With out a doubt there is going to be some amazing shows going on tomorrow. But you still have to wonder if the critics have a point? >

Any event of such magnitude is bound to create trash and use gas — and some have claimed this contradicts Live Earth’s green goal of raising awareness for climate change.

“The last thing the planet needs is a rock concert,” – Roger Daltrey

If I had tickets I would go,.. but since i don’t maybe I’ll watch some on-line. What would you do?… 

Visit Live Earth for the full scoop on all the details.



Concert for Diana
June 27, 2007, 5:44 pm
Filed under: Charity, Events, News, People

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Prince William and Prince Harry will mark the 10th anniversary of their mother’s death with an event to celebrate her life.

The Concert for Diana on 1st July 2007, which would have been Diana’s 46th birthday, will be one of the first events to take place in the new Wembley Stadium.

Proceeds from the concert will go to charities supported by the late Princess, and to charities of which the Princes are Patrons.

Some of the performers include > Kanye West, Pharrell, Joss Stone, Duran Duran, etc.

For a full line-up of the artists and to be able to watch it on-line visit > Concert for Diana.

PS- I think VH1 is going to be broadcasting it too.



Glow in the Dark Lingerie
May 21, 2007, 4:21 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Companies, Design, Events, Non-profit, Products

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Something about this story just happened to catch my eye >

Playtex has released a line of glow in the dark lingerie to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Moonwalk Charity. The Moonwalk Charity was born from Nina Barough’s vision.  10 years ago, Nina and 12 of her friends power walked the New York Marathon in their bras to raise money for Breast Cancer Research.  Since the first walk, the charity has raised nearly £27 million.  To further build on this concept, the Playtex Moonlit Marathon takes the concept to a new level.  Roughly 15,000 walkers now charge through the street in decorated bras.”

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It all went down this past Saturday as 15,000 ladies took to the streets of London and helped raise over $4million! Nice job ladies.

For more information please visit > Walk the Walk

Via > Trendhunter



R.S.V.P. to Help
February 1, 2007, 3:58 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Charity, Design, Events, News, Products

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I’ve been meaning to cover what Jon Bon Jovi has been up to for awhile now (busy!). This Jersey boy turned Rockstar is making waves in the world of philanthropy.  Just last week on top of a Tribeca rooftop in New York City Jon and Kenneth Cole kicked off their “R.S.V.P. to HELP” fundraiser to benefit various homeless organizations.  >

 “Combined with the proceeds of last evening’s benefit, Jon and Kenneth, in their on-going commitment to help the homeless, have now raised in excess of $1,000,000 for the evening’s three charity beneficiaries: Habitat for Humanity, HELP USA and the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation. Jon & Kenneth have pledged that a portion of the proceeds from the sales of R.S.V.P., the new Kenneth Cole men’s fragrance manufactured by Coty Inc. and the sales of limited-edition collection of Kenneth Cole/Jon Bon Jovi designer jackets will be donated to these three charities. Both items are available in stores now.”

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The auction alone raised upward of $750,000!! It’s great to see a collaboration like this be so successful. The best part is the fundraising hasn’t stopped yet.  If you want to help out you can go check out the on-line auction starting on Feb 5th – 15th. Where you can bid on some one of a kind items. Or go visit Kenneth Cole on-line. Check it out! 

“Once an idea becomes action, an energy is created that can be contagious”

-Jon Bon Jovi

That’s truly what has happened.

Via > Yahoo



Puppy Love Project
December 4, 2006, 2:27 pm
Filed under: Auctions, Awareness, Companies, Design, Events, Products

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What’s a good way to raise money for the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Institue? A walk? A telethon? Ummm how about something more creative. Miami based design retailer Luminaire said — >

Let’s invite 36 of the world’s most renowned designers, artists and architects.  + Give them a 3D plastic puppy as a blank canvas and let their imaginations run wild!

During Art Basel in Miami Beach you’ll be able to see what these designers came up with  for the Luminaire “Puppy Love” project. Swing by the Luminare showroom and decide which pup you like. Christie’s auction house will begin the bidding on Dec 6th – 10th (absentee bid forms available). 100% of the proceeds will go toward the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Bring one of these puppies home today! They don’t bark, don’t make a mess and you don’t have to feed them. How can you go wrong?

Via > Josh Spear