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Airis Debut Video on Vox Africa

Airis debut Video, “Without You” is on rotation on Vox Africa as of August 19th. Fans of Airis in Europe, can also check out the vid on Sky Channel 218. When you catch the vid, tweet Airis @airismusic.com and share your thoughts. To learn more about Airis music, check out www.airismusic.com

Vox Africa is an independent TV channel broadcasting throughout the African continent via online, cable and satellite

Debut International Recording Artist AiRis Launches website 8.9.10

Our client AiRis is set to launch a new website on 8.9.10 Save The Date www.airismusic.com

August 04, 2010

For Immediate Release

New African Pop/Soul Recording Artist, AiRis steps into the limelight with a new website, scheduled to launch on August, 9th 2010 (8.9.10). www.airismusic.com

MIAMI, FL — Fresh new artist on the African R & B/Pop scene, AiRis (aka Asmaa Idrisu) is scheduled to launch her brand new website www.airismusic.com on August 9th 2010 (8.9.10). This website will showcase her work as a singer, songwriter, and her brand new image. This new website provides the fans of AiRis and the media with a place to read, see and hear anything new about AiRis, including videos; brand new editorial images; a blog; a press page; links to her favorite sites, a store to purchase the current debut single tracks currently available. Her fans can also connect to AiRis via Social Media: twitter, facebook, myspace and youtube.

AiRis is a singer and songwriter who stepped into the African music industry scene in 2009. Greatly influenced by Mediterranean, rock, pop and African music, AiRis is truly an international Artist. Born in Cairo, Egypt to a Nigerian Father and an Egyptian mother, AiRis spent her young adult years between Nigeria, United Kingdom and Egypt. In the fall of 2009, AiRis moved to Nigeria to pursue her singing/song writing career and in the spring of 2010 she created AiRis Music, her own record label. In creating her music, AiRis tries to convey her feelings, experiences, and those of others in the words and rhythm of her style. Her style of music is alternative pop and soul with various cultural influences, specifically African.

Her work brings a unique mixture of pop and soul to the African music industry. The debut single “Without you”, has received engaging reviews from the African music industry. The music video for “Without you” was directed by Award Winning North American Director Adam Rush, shot on location in Miami Beach, Florida. The music video is on rotation on MTV Base, Silver Bird Television, SoundCity, Nigezie, NTA, TVC, DBN, ITV, Galaxy, Superscreen and scheduled to be on rotation on VOX Africa and the Africa Channel.

“…AiRis was great to work with. She is truly a professional who knows her craft and gives the best every time.” – Adam Rush<

Now she adds two more singles to the air waves; “Sick in Love” featuring Ice Prince and Fly Away”. The debut album “The AiRis ProjectT.A.P is set to be released in the spring of 2010. The album will have 10- 12 tracks that range in influence from European, R&B to African Pop and Mediterranean sounds.

Airis has a powerful voice, stunning looks and a down to earth personality-key recipes for success.”

– Bizzom: The Insider

AiRis’s collaborations for this album and her unique sound addition to the music industry opens a new door for the African Entertainment Industry internationally. The new website is schedule to go live on August, 9th 2010 (8.9.10). Save the date and log on to www.airismusic.com

Media interested in setting up an interview with AiRis about the new album should please contact us at info(at)icypr.com or telephone: 305.549.3676. For bookings and appearances, contact I’Manage Nigeria, Godwin Tom: telephone: 011.234.703.012.2457, e-mail: booking(at)imanagetalent.com, website: www.imanagetalent.com

Stephanie Okereke takes front Cover of the new Flair West Africa Magazine

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STEPHANIE OKEREKE TAKES FRONT COVER OF THE NEW FLAIR MAGAZINE

 

Editor – Bola Atta takes magazine publishing in a new and fresh direction as she brings back Flair magazine which was being published in the late 90s.

LAGOS, NIGERIA — A-List Actress and Director Stephanie Okereke is the premier Cover Story for the new Flair West Africa magazine, run by executive editor, Bola Atta who was also the executive editor of True Love West Africa magazine. The 2009/2010 season has been good for Stephanie Okereke. She has been the feature story for over a dozen publications including Ladybrille Magazine, MIMI magazine, Exquisite, Totally Whole, Flair and more.

Bola Atta’s decision to use Stephanie Okereke on the cover was fitting of the new FLAIR brand.

“Stephanie Okereke is a delight to photograph. Beautiful woman and very professional. She is never late for a shoot and works the camera nicely. She has gone through quite a rough period in her life recently but has emerged stronger, more confident, more beautiful inside and out. Her story is inspiring and she represents the type of woman Flair West Africa is talking to. It was a perfect decision for our first cover”- Bola Atta, Editor Flair Magazine West Africa

The focus of the new Flair is the empowerment of women. Specifically the African woman.  It is akin to a sisterhood. It’s like getting together with your friends or sisters, the hope is that through the pages of Flair West Africa, readers can share their experiences, passions and lifestyles in a way that uplifts them.  It is all about positive influences that will inspire the reader even if in a small way.

“I am truly honored and humbled by Bola’s decision to have me on the cover. I look forward to reading the many issues of Flair and I wish the team all the success in the world.”-Stephanie Okereke

Stephanie Okereke came into the Nollywood scene in 1997 as a student at the University of Calabar. After
graduating, her thirst for an acting career propelled her into Nollywood fulltime. Stephanie made her mark with the
movie Emotional Crack which premiered at the African Film festival in April 2004. With Over 90 films to her name,
Stephanie Okereke is continually building her brand in the movie industry across the world. A graduate of the New York Film Academy, Stephanie has expanded her title to include Director, producer and writer with the introduction of her latest movie: Through the Glass which premiered recently at the Cannes Festival in France in May 2010.

Media interested in setting up an interview with Stephanie Okereke should contact us at info@icypr.com. For more information on Stephanie Okereke please visit www.stephanieokereke.NET .

For more information contact:
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Yetunde O. Taiwo
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World Premier of Without You video directed by Adam Rush – 5.28.10 6am EST

AIRIS “WITHOUT YOU” WORLD PREMIER ON MAY 28TH 2010 ON YOUTUBE


WHAT: The World Video premier of “Without You


WHO:
AiRis : music video directed by BET Hip Hop Award winning Director Adam Rush

WHEN: Friday, May 28, 2010

TIME: 6:00am EST.

WHERE: www.youtube.com/airismusic

About AiRis
Greatly influenced by Mediterranean, rock, pop and African music, AiRis is truly an international Artist. Born in
Cairo, Egypt to a Nigerian Father and an Egyptian mother, AiRis spent her young adult years between Nigeria,
United Kingdom, and Egypt. In the Fall of 2009, AiRis moved to Nigeria to pursue her singing/song writing
career and in the spring of 2010 she created AiRis Music, her own record label. In creating her music, AiRis tries
to convey her feelings, experiences, and those of others in the words and rhythm of her style. Her style of music is alternative pop and soul music with various cultural influences, specifically African.

The debut video for AiRis (Without You) was directed by BET’s Hip Hop Award winning director Adam Rush and shot on location in Miami. Adam Rush has directed music videos for internationally acclaimed artists, Young Money, Pitbull, Lil Wayne, Dj Khaled. His recent work “Roger That” ranked #1 on the top 10 countdown for BET’s 106 & Park Countdown. His music video for Dj Khaled was nominated for video of the year BET Hip Hop Awards 08, and his live performance back grounds for, Julieta Venegas, Calle 13, Paramore, Moderatto and others have been an integral part of MTV’s Music Video Awards shows. Adams music video for AiRis will debut at an exclusive industry event in Lagos in June 2010.
AiRis teamed up with Nigerian Producer Chino Ojunta of C17 Music for her debut single “Without you”.

…AiRis was great to work with. She is truly a professional who knows her craft and gives the best
every time.
” – Adam Rush

For more information about the video or for press materials please e-mail your request to us at  info@icypr.com

ICY Public Relations
Yetunde O. Taiwo
T: 305.549.3676
E: info@icypr.com
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ICY PR’s Newest client- AiRis


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May 4, 2010
For Immediate Release

ICY Public Relations secures debut international Recording Artist AiRis for 2010 media and public relations representation
MIAMI, FL — Continuing its efforts of being the public relations liaison between African Fashion and Entertainment brands and the rest of the world, ICY Public Relations recently signed new recording Artist Asmaa Idrisu a.k.a AiRis to its 2010 public relations roster. AiRis is a singer and songwriter bringing a unique mixture of Pop, Soul and African style to the music industry. The debut album “The AiRis Project” T.A.P is set to be released in the fall of 2010. The album will have 10- 12 engaging hit tracks including the debut single “Without you”, “Sick in Love” and Fly Away”,

AiRis
Greatly influenced by Mediterranean, rock, pop and African music, AiRis is truly an international Artist. Born in Cairo, Egypt to a Nigerian Father and an Egyptian mother, AiRis spent her young adult years between Nigeria, United Kingdom, and Egypt. In the Fall of 2009, AiRis moved to Nigeria to pursue her singing/song writing career and in the spring of 2010 she created AiRis Music, her own record label. In creating her music, AiRis tries to convey her feelings, experiences, and those of others in the words and rhythm of her style. Her style of music is alternative pop and soul music with various cultural influences, specifically African. Her musical inspirations growing up include; Sade, Sting, Michael Jackson and Madonna; original and unique artists that have their own sound. Often compared to Tamia or Madonna, AiRis aspires to someday collaborate with Quincy Jones, David Guetta, DaftPunk, Darkchild and Cobahms as her career grows as an original artist.

AiRis teamed up with Nigerian Producer Chino Ojunta of C17 Music for her debut single “Without you”. She also secured Award Winning North American Director Adam Rush to produce the music video for the single, shot on location in Miami. AiRis is a fresh artist who brings a unique style and sound never before experienced to the African music industry.

…AiRis was great to work with. She is truly a professional who knows her craft and gives the best
every time.
” – Adam Rush

AiRis is set to be reviewed by True Love West Africa, Allure (Vanguard magazine), MIMI Magazine and more. Her music video for Without You, will debut in June 2010 with rotations in Europe, North America, West and South Africa.

For media interested in setting up an interview with AiRis about the new album please contact us at info@icypr.com. For bookings and appearances, contact I’Manage Nigeria, Godwin Tom: telephone: 011.234.703.012.2457, e-mail: booking@imanagetalent.com, website: www.imanagetalent.com

For more information on AiRis please visit www.airismusic.com

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ICY PR Executive Director on a panel at UofC Booth School of Business: 4/17/10

Hello Icy readers. We hope you join us for this event in Chicago. Executive Director,  Yetunde Taiwo will be on a panel discussion at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business .

Topic: How much has Africa’s image in the foreign press affected business?

Register now before tickets run out at:
http://student.chicagobooth.edu/group/cabg/Conference

FEE:
UChicago student: $15
Non UChicago student: $25
UChicago alum: $30
General public: $40

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

Where: University of Chicago, Harper Center

Date: Saturday, April 17

Time: 8 – 2pm
Includes breakfast, coffee break and lunch

Keynote Speakers:
Hon. Chief Ojo Maduekwe, Fmr. Foreign Minister of Nigeria
Mr. Harry C. Alford, President & CEO, National Black Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Arnold Ekpe, CEO, Ecobank

Come learn how:
Africa’s image in the press has affected business?
Banks, private equity and foreign investors are fueling business growth?
Panelists for How much has Africa’s image in the foreign press affected business?
include:

– Mr. Charles Manuel, Consul Economic, South African Consulate
– Ms. Yetunde Taiwo, Director, ICY Public Relations
– Mrs. Selena Cuffe, President & CEO, Heritage Link Brands
– Ms. Lola Kingo, Editor-in-Chief, Mimi Magazine

Promoting a vibrant private sector in Africa – how banks, private equity and foreign investors are fueling business growth?
include:

– Mr. Rotimi Sekoni, Managing Partner, Cloudleap Partners
– Mr. Kunbi Oguneye, CEO, Suburban Telecom, Fmr. Head of Strategy of Oceanic Bank
– Mr. Thomas Mims, Managing Director, Emerging Africa
– Ms. Josephine Ngure, Lead Advisor to VP, Infrastructure, Private Sector & Regional Integration, Africa Development Bank

For more information on the event. CLICK HERE

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Women’s International Film Festival: Red Carpet with Vivica A. Fox

Miami, FL- April 7th On Saturday evening, the Women’s International Film Festival came to its final reel as the nine-day festival, which screened more than 68 films from over 30 countries including: Brazil,
England, Haiti, Hungary, India, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Spain and many more wrapped with the Premiere of Vivica’s Fox independent film, Junkyard Dog at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale.

The featured closing-night film came from Director, Kim Bass & produced by Deanna Shapiro. The movie was selected as the headline movie for WIFF because of Vivica’s key role as a lead that truly exemplifies the purpose of the Festival.   The film is inspired by actual events and tells the terror-filled tale of Audra Buckman, a nineteen year-old college co-ed, trapped in a month-long nightmare.

After the screening, fellow filmgoers received the opportunity to pose their questions with Vivica, Kim Bass and the film crew. Audience questions ranged from the publicity for the film, actual event history and scout locations among others.

“Every time a festival ends–I get sad and also excited. I look forward to receiving the next batch of compelling, poignant documentaries, shorts and feature lengths to feature for next year,” Yvonne-McCormack Lyons, Festival Founder and associate director. ` Many of these films showcased celebrate the lives of women from around the world; it’s a true educational event as our attendees gain an entrance into another reality told by a unique perspective.”
Opening night kicked off with on March 26th with a reception sponsored by the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Miami followed by Casi Divas, a flick about four women who are vying for a part in an upcoming film by director Alejandro Mateos (Julio Bracho). Films were grouped by location: North America, India, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. In addition, the festival offered workshops, luncheons with best-selling authors Helie Lee and Debbie Ford, a FREE family day and parties held throughout.
About The Festival
The Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) is a unique, cultural event featuring films, visual and performance arts and other artistic expressions by women. Founded by a truly International individual, Yvonne McCormack-Lyons has spent the past 20 years in the fields of communications and women based arts and culture programs. Mrs. McCormack-Lyons has been spearheading the award winning Women’s International Film & Arts Festival for the past four years. The festival’s mission is to be the premiere international festival for women recognizing their brilliance and accomplishments. The opening night of the festival will be held at the Tower Theater on Friday, March 26, 2010.

This has been an icyreport…

Stephanie Okereke Delivers a performace in New York

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Monday, March 22, 2010
For Immediate Release

“STEPHANIE DELIVERS ON STAGE AT THE WOMEN IN THE WORLD SUMMIT IN NEW YORK CITY”

MIAMI, FL — On March 12th, Nollywood A List actress Stephanie Okereke joined Meryl Streep, Marcia Gay Harden, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Archie Panjabi, Julyana Soelistyo and Lauren Vélez for the Daily Beast’s Women in the World summit that closed on Sunday March 14 in New York. It was an extraordinary three-day session in which some of the most powerful women on the planet met to discuss global challenges and propose solutions, in a stirring call to arms. Co-hosted by The Daily Beast, Vital Voices Global Partnership, Diane von Furstenberg, and the UN Foundation and attended by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton among others, the event took place at The Hudson Theatre, Millennium Broadway Hotel. 145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. With over 350 global leaders in attendance, the event was a great success.

Stephanie was one of the seven acclaimed actors that dramatized the issues highlighted in the play SEVEN: a documentary play that tells the inspiring personal stories of women from seven countries, created by seven accomplished playwrights and inspired by conversations hosted by Vital Voices.

Stephanie Okereke read the role of Hafsat Abiola, human-rights activist and founder of Kudirat Initiative for Democracy. Meryl Streep read the role of Irish activist Inez McCormack (who, along with the other women whose stories are featured in the play, was at the summit). The other gifted actresses who be participated in the play were Marcia Gay Harden (Pollack), Lauren Vélez (Dexter), Shohreh Aghdashloo (The House of Sand and Fog), Tony-nominated Julyana Soelistyo (Golden Child) and Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife).

It was an amazing experience. Seven women living in different countries but having similar experiences of oppression and horrible acts against them, and in the midst of all the oppression, they were able to use their discretion and femininity to bring massive change and voice to women’s plights in their regions. It was truly a life changing experience.” – Stephanie Okereke

The three-day Women in the World summit brought together an extraordinary group of over 350 global leaders from government, media, social activism, business, and the arts. The conference highlighted the issues facing women in different parts of the world like forced marriages, domestic violence, child /sex slavery, Human trafficking rape, illiteracy, cultural prejudice, and many more. The Women in the World: Stories & Solutions Summit was supported by ExxonMobil, Bank of America, and Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women. For more on the Women in the World Summit please log on to www.thedailybeast.com .

Stephanie continues to be a major part of the perception the world has of Nollywood. Her participation in this event was a true representation of her passion to community service around the world. For more information on Stephanie Okereke please visit www.stephanieokereke.net

For more information contact:

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Vivica A. Fox headlines the 5th Annual Women’s International Film & Arts Festival: MIAMI

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FILM & TELEVISION ACTRESS AND PRODUCER, VIVICA A. FOX HEADLINES THE WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM AND ARTS FESTIVAL

In celebration of its 5th year anniversary in Miami starting on Friday, March 26th

 

MIAMI, FL — The Women’s International Film and Arts Festival will be celebrating its 5th anniversary from March 26th – April 3rd, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The headline movie for the Festival features Hollywood Star, Vivica A. Fox in Junkyard Dog, a suspense thriller co-starring Brad Dourif, directed by Kim Bass and produced by Deanna Shapiro. The movie will premiere on Friday, April 2nd to a red carpet event on the festival’s closing weekend.

The 5th annual Women’s International Film Festival (WIFF) promises to be internationally star packed. With almost 400 films received from more than 30 countries this year, the nine day festival will screen 68 films all about women in one of the most popular cities of the world–Miami. This year’s films feature notable actors from around the world such as: Ali Zahoor (The EastEnders), Hassani Shapi (Star Wars I &II and James Bond: The World is Not Enough), Narinder Samra (Silver Street), Christopher Villiers (Bloody Sunday), Elaine Hendrix (Parent Trap), Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper), Vanessa Simmons (Run’s House, Daddy’s Girls), Natasha Lyonne (American Pie) and many more.

This year’s event will feature the festival’s “WIFF Around the Globe” theme.  A nightly celebration focusing on regions of the world: North America, Africa & Its Diaspora, Europe, India, Asia and the Caribbean with films, food, drinks and other cultural components. In addition, on March 28th there will be a Celebration of Women Concert/Family Fun Fest featuring Sony Latin America Artists. The festival also offers the “Women’s Empowerment Series” hosted by the University of Miami, which presents films addressing women’s issues.

WIFF has garnered unwavering support by many of the most prominent women in the industry and South Florida.  Notable mentions include Emmy, Grammy & 2008 Golden Globe Award Winning Actress (American Gangster) and WIFF Founding Honorary Chair Ms. Ruby Dee; and 2010 Honorary Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, US Congresswoman; 2007 Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza (“Babel”); “The Breakfast Club’s” Alley Sheedy, international performing artist Lucrecia, Nighttime TV host Chelsea Handler and many more.

“I am honored to participate in the 5th annual Women’s International Film Festival. This festival not only showcases the talent of women across the world; it brings them together to share in a dialogue about issues concerning women through arts,” said Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

The Festival is anticipating over 10,000 attendees for this year’s event. 2010  sponsors include Sony Music- Latin, The Miami-Dade County, City of Miami, United States 2010 Census, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, New Times, WLRN, WPBT, Miami Science Museum, The Opium Group, ICY Public Relations, Greater Miami Host Committee Inc., Mega TV, GoLiveMiami.com and Opera Suites and Marina.

About The Festival

The Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) is a unique, cultural event featuring films, visual and performance arts and other artistic expressions by women. Founded by a truly International individual, Yvonne McCormack-Lyons has spent the past 20 years in the fields of communications and women based arts and culture programs. Mrs. McCormack-Lyons is a Canadian citizen, a second generation Jamaican, who was born in England, raised in Canada and now resides in Miami Florida. A graduate of Howard University Washington D.C., and York University Toronto, Canada, Mrs. McCormack-Lyons has been spearheading the award winning Women’s International Film & Arts Festival for the past four years.

It is one of only two film festivals in the Southeastern United States specifically dedicated to women, recognizing their brilliance and accomplishments. The opening night of the festival will be held at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135 on Friday, March 26, 2010.

For a preliminary listing of the 2010 Festival films, log on to www.wiffonline.org/program.php . A complete schedule of films will be available on Friday, February 26th.  To learn more about the Women’s International Film and Arts Festival, visit www.womensfilmfest.com

For more information contact:

ICY Public Relations

Yetunde O. Taiwo

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E: info@icypr.com

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“Unveil Your Pink” Supporting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®-3/20/10

WOMEN ON THE MOVE PLANS A BOCA RATON AFFAIR “UNVEIL YOUR PINK” SUPPORTING THE SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE® SOUTH FLORIDA, HOSTED BY LISA WU HARTWELL FROM THE REAL HOUSE WIVES OF ATLANTA.  

BOCA RATON, FL — Founded by Leslie Harris, the Women on the Move is partnering with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, South Florida for its first fundraising event “Unveil Your Pink” on March 20, 2010 from 7 pm – 12 am at the Boca Resort & Club. The event will be hosted by Lisa Wu Hartwell from the Real Housewives of Atlanta and music will be provided by celebrity DJ, DJ Cassidy

Women on the Move was founded in 2009 because Leslie saw a need for more interaction and more networking in a positive way between women. The internet connects people from all over the world and using that medium, she started the group on facebook.  After two months of being online, the group has grown to over 2,000 members and counting.

” I was on the search for a networking group that highlighted the support of women positively in just about anything they do and I couldn’t find one, so I took the initiative to start this network. It is growing at such a rapid rate; it has helped me realize that women do need consistent positivity to continue giving their best to the world. This event is one of many to come that we will produce to help support women across the world.”- Founder Leslie Harris

Women on the Move is the new network that aims to serve as a support system highlighting the positive experiences of women and their many passions. Women from different locations, backgrounds, and cultures, have all come together to promote the sharing of ideas, advice, and support through various social media (blogs, facebook and twitter) and events to support various charities.

“This event is supporting a great cause. It’s interesting how we never pay attention to certain issues until it hits close to home. A very close friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer recently, and it hit so close to home for me, I decided to take a proactive role in this cause. I truly admire the resilience of so many women going through this challenge, and the more knowledgeable we are about it, the easier it will be to beat it. Early detection is key. I believe this “Unveil Your Pink” event is going to be fabulous, I can’t wait to see how much we raise for this cause.”- Lisa Wu Hartwell.

The event is sponsored by GL Homes, Boca Resort and Club, Blue Martini, Living FLA.COM, Eleven Spa by Nikki Oden, DJ Cassidy and Charity Lives.

SUSAN G. KOMEN

Susan Goodman Komen was born October 31, 1943 in Peoria, Illinois, and was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33. Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. Susan died three years later in 1980. Komen’s younger sister, Nancy Goodman Brinker, who felt that Susan’s outcome might have been better if patients knew more about cancer and its treatment, and remembering a promise to her sister that she would find a way to speed up breast cancer research founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Komen’s memory in 1982. Nancy promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.

That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested nearly $1.5 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, they’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, and generous contributions from partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT

Born in Fort Wayne Indiana Leslie Harris has always been passionate about health and wellness.  That passion propelled her into the medical field as a Nurse. A graduate of Michigan State University, Leslie is a registered nurse who works in Cardio Vascular Intensive Care. She is a member of the American Nurses Association. Leslie Harris is not all work. She is a West Palm Beach socialite with a flair for life, health, wellness, travel and networking. Her passion for positive reinforcements in women inspired her to create this network of Women on the Move. She is working on opening various chapters across the world to help support women in their many interests and passions.

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G.L. Homes is one of the nation’s largest builders. G.L. Homes Ranked #1 on the South Florida Business Journal List of the top South Florida Builder for 2008. Since 1976, GL Homes has been building exquisite homes locally in South Florida. The success of the company is in the details. For over 3 decades, G.L. Homes has created exceptional communities and built quality residences in Florida’s most desirable locations. There are more than 60,000 people living in G.L. homes throughout Florida. Many have moved-up to their second or even third G.L. home. As you walk through our incredible decorated model homes, you can see the difference in quality and excellence. G.L. Homes currently has operations in six Florida counties including Palm Beach, Broward, Indian River, Collier, Lee and Hillsborough.

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