October is just around the corner and this means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month once again in Ireland and all over the world. Every year, there are about 48,000 new breast cancer cases and close to 1,000 deaths every month in the UK alone. Many women who get diagnosed find out about the disease only after doing a mammogram test or screening exam and it’s about time that there’s this new bra that aims to predict if a woman is at risk of breast cancer. The Breast Screening Tissue Bra created by First Warning Systems aims to detect any abnormal changes in your breast tissue even if they’re just minute formations. The company claims that it can detect early signs of breast cancer even before you perform a self test or make a doctor’s appointment for a mammogram. The company also claims that mammograms results are often inaccurate. For example, in about 48 million diagnoses, only one million result in biopsies thus rendering two thirds of all results negative for breast cancer. Although this bra is set to be released next year in the US, it’s already out in Ireland and Europe this year. Even more so, lingerie companies across the UK and Ireland especially mega-store Marks & Spencer are already heavily involved in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness via Breakthrough Breast Cancer not only during October but also during their Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign in April to May. Since 2001, Marks and Spencer have raised over 17 million that is pivotal for Breakthrough’s intensive research, tenacious campaigning and valuable education. There’s also a donation made to the charity for every post surgery bra that’s sold which is happening all year round in all branches. Another UK and Ireland based company called Censory Lingerie that sells plus size risqué lingerie also strongly supports the cause by offering a new line of sexy mastectomy bras and ultimately donating 10% of the profits for Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well.
Forgive me here, there is a child involved. I grab the cover of the current Ebony, which I read frequently. It’s a publication I have a lot of respect for. I teared up with the thought of Trayvon Martin’s legacy and remembrance. Thought twice about saying anything rude, then a light bulb went off.
We all know “fine ass Boris” can take a photo, swoon the gals and has a regular remnant in Ebony & Essence. This is my concern: After reading the editorial piece, after seeing the very well done cover, I read the quote “honestly haven’t addressed this with my kids“.
STOP THE CLOCK:
You took a philanthropic stance against the murdering of Trayvon Martin, you shot a beautiful photo with your young son, you’ve seen everything in the media, and I reiterate ”honestly haven’t addressed this with my kids!” I’m hoping this isn’t a sick media oversight further distracting away from the real impact and issue at hand. WTF moment, you be the judge, the verdict is in. Poor kid, and yes I’m talking about Trayvon Martin RIP!
#TBT #Enjoy! Told You | POSHGLAM is the #Truth | Cloak & Dagger | The Obama Administration’s Spy Game
We’ve watched enough CSI, Criminal Minds, and spy films to set off a sense of heightened, albeit sometimes irrational paranoia about whom we’re sending messages to and what it is we’re saying, but when life starts to imitate art in this respect we have to draw the line. The Obama Administration wants to further develop the government’s ability to conduct invasive surveillance, and to say that we’re not too fond of this idea is a gross understatement. According to recent news the Obama administration wants to do a full back-door overhaul of the internet to allow the FBI and whatever other government agencies exist that we’re being kept in the dark of to violate our civil rights and spy on our personal conversations. From BlackBerrys to Twitter and Skype no corner of the internet will be safe for real freedom of expression if they go ahead with this proposal. We’ve had enough censorship to last a lifetime and this bright idea is going to wreck what little we have left of our right to freedom of speech. This whole threat of constant surveillance thing might have worked in prisons to keep inmates in line for decades but the fact remains we’re not in prison, we’re not criminals, and we’ve done nothing to warrant being spied on. Instigating this surveillance program is akin to slapping us all with ankle bracelets and microphones, accessories we’re none too fond of. Didn’t the Obama administration promise to rectify the civil rights violations of the Bush era? It seems we fooled ourselves into believing that things would ever change. We’d like to keep on being posh and glamorous without the threat of the FBI hanging over our shoulder, so thanks Obama Admin, but no thanks. The American Civil Liberties Union has started a petition to have this ridiculous idea buried in the dirt where it belongs. Click here to sign it.
Emmy Rossum of Showtime’s “Shameless” has signed on to host Jeffrey cares along with singer and LGBT activist Cyndi Lauper. Fashion Cares was established in 1992 in Atlanta, GA by Jeffrey Kalinsky, fashion pioneer and community leader. He launched the first ever Jeffery Fashion Cares event to heighten awareness of the plight of people living with HIV/AIDS and members of the LGBTQ community.
In 2003, he moved the show and reception to New York to increase awareness and visibility. He brought with it a legacy of community involvement and philanthropy. In 10 years, the event has raised well over $4 million for LGBT and supporting youth charities in New York City.
Please see below for additional info, and buy tickets here: http://jeffreyfashioncares.org/
WHO: Jeffrey Kalinsky, President & CEO of Jeffrey New York/Atlanta & EVP Design & Merchandising, Nordstrom
Celebrity Host: Emmy Rossum
Honorary Guest: Jerry Mitchell will be receiving the Community Leadership Award presented by Cyndi Lauper.
Attendees: Nene Leakes, Jessica Hart, Jessica White, Julie Henderson & Nicole Trunfio
Event Chairs: Todd Sears and Dan Rothmann, Co-chairs: Christian Langbein, William Li, and David Wu
Event Beneficiaries: ACRIA, the Hetrick Martin Institute, Lambda Legal, and the Point Foundation
April 2nd, 2013
The Intrepid, One Intrepid Square New York, NY 10036
Once a year, the snowy town of Park City, Utah becomes the mecca for celebrities and movie industry insiders. Skiing the slopes and watching the newest movies by day, partying at the hottest spots at night—the Sundance Film Festival is where it’s at for wintertime Hollywood fun. And while movies and parties are fun, you know the celebrities are probably most excited for all the free swag they get. The Talent Resources Suite at the Sundance Film Festival is where the stars go to try out new gadgets, taste delicious gourmet food, and try on clothes. And the best part is, they get to keep all of it.
The exclusive apparel sponsor at the Talent Resources Suites for this year’s Sundance Film Festival is none other than Sean John, the clothing company owned by mogul Sean “P Diddy” Combs. Stars like AnnaLyne McCord, Paris Hilton, and Karina Smirnoff stopped by the TR Suites to pick up their free Sean John outerwear. But Sean John isn’t just giving coats away to rich people who can afford them—for every coat given away at the Sundance Film Festival, Sean John is donating a brand new coat to an at-risk New Yorker as part of the New York Cares Coat Drive (SMILE).
The coat drive, which benefits New Yorkers in need, has to date given out 61,790 coats to New Yorkers. Although individuals can no longer donate coats (the coat drive ended December 31st), the New York Cares website encourages financial donations. While most companies are just giving away their goods at events like the Sundance Film Festival in the name of great publicity (who doesn’t want stars to be wearing around their clothes or using their gadgets), it’s refreshing to see a company who has figured out a way to benefit those in need through giving away their products.