BEYOND THE RED DOOR:
GILDA'S CLUB WORLWIDE AND DKNY HOST SUCCESSFUL BENEFIT EVENT
Attendees Enjoyed Night of Fashion and Chance to Raise Money and Make a Difference
New York, NY · October 3, 2007 /PRNewswire/ — Gilda's Club Worldwide, a non-profit organization providing support for those living with cancer, and DKNY made history last week at their Third Annual Young Leadership Council Benefit by raising over $115,000.
The event, held on Thursday, September 27, took place at the flagship DKNY store on Madison Avenue. Over 600 attendees came to support Gilda's Club Worldwide, including celebrities Tinsley Mortimer, "Gossip Girl" stars Jessica Szohr and Ed Westwick, New York Rangers' Brendan Shanahan, Alysia Reiner, David Alan Basche, Lily Rabe, and singer/songwriter Matt White.
The event raised funds to support Gilda's Club Worldwide through the charity's Young Leadership Council (YLC), a group of young professionals committed to making a positive impact in the lives of people touched by cancer through organizing awareness building and philanthropic initiatives benefiting the work of Gilda's Club Worldwide.
YLC Chair members Bill Bermont and Allison Silver addressed the crowd saying, "It has been a wonderful opportunity to partner with DKNY for a third year in a row. Working together for this event truly provides us the platform to spread the message of cancer support to the next generation."
About Gilda's Club Worldwide
Gilda's Club Worldwide is dedicated to ensuring that the millions of men, women, and children living with cancer receive free of charge the social and emotional support that is a fundamental component of cancer care. Gilda's Club is recognized for the quality of its program and its unique emphasis on children and families. At Gilda's Club, people learn that it is possible to live their lives with cancer, whatever the outcome.
Donna Karan International is one of the world's leading fashion design houses. It designs, markets and distributes collections of women's and men's apparel, sportswear, accessories and shoes under the Donna Karan Collection and DKNY brand names. The Company has selectively granted licenses for the manufacture and distribution of beauty and beauty related products, jeanswear, activewear, men's furnishings, hosiery, intimate apparel, coats, children's apparel and home. Donna Karan International has been part of the LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Group since November 2001.
New York Rangers'
Jessica Szohr, wearing DKNY,
and Ed Westwick
Tinsley Mortimer, wearing DKNY