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PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION GALA DINNER & PRO-AM TENNIS & GOLF TOURNAMENT

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  Mike Milken The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) hosted their annual Pro-Am Tennis & Golf Tournament in South Florida. The tournaments were a part of a five-day event that combines the 2023 Milken Institute South Florida Dialogues and annual Pro-Am Tournaments.  2023 is a double-anniversary for the PCF as it was both the 25th Anniversary of the PCF in Palm Beach and the 30th Anniversary year of the Foundation itself.  The Milken Institute South Florida Dialogues in Palm Beach took place over three days, which included the annual PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament and special golf tournament; and concluded with three days of events in Miami. The first night in Palm Beach saw a talk held at the home of Roxann Taylor before the PCF dinner at the home of Jeff and Mei Sze Greene.  The highlight of the second day was the Gala Dinner hosted by Howard and Wendy Cox and held at the Cox Science Center and Aquarium with entertainment by The Beach Boys.  The Cox Science Center has educated som

ACTOR WENDELL PIERCE RECEIVED NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINATION FOR 'DON'T HANG UP'

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  Don’t Hang Up Actor Wendell Pierce has received the distinguished NAACP Image Award Nomination for his starring role in the No Equal Entertainment production of “Don’t Hang Up.”  The performer is up for the award during the 54th annual ceremonies on February 25th, 2023 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series, and Dramatic Special along with notable contenders Morris Chestnut for “The Best Man: The Final Chapters” (Peacock); Samuel L. Jackson for “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” (Apple TV+); Terrence Howard for “The Best Man: The Final Chapters” (Peacock); and Trevante Rhodes for Mike” (Hulu).  Globally recognized as one of the most distinguished multicultural awards shows, the “54th NAACP Image Awards” will continue a tradition of excellence, uplifting values that inspire equality, justice, and progressive change, and highlighting artists committed to that purpose.  “This year’s nominees have conveyed a wide range of authentic stories and diverse experiences t

KC SCHOLARS EARL MARTIN PHALEN SET TO RELEASE NEW BOOK 'GIVING MY ALL' DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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  Giving My All Nationally recognized non-profit pioneer and visionary education leader Earl Martin Phalen is set to release his highly anticipated new book “Giving My All” in honor of his life dedicated to making a difference.  Looking ahead to a bright and prosperous future for students across America, Phalen’s passionate body of work will officially be released and sold online during February 2023. Pre-orders are currently available.  The Hardcover edition of the book will be released in June 2023.  This book, released in time for Black History Month, celebrates Phalen’s ambitions work as President and CEO of KC Scholars and Phalen Leadership Academies. Earl’s educational expertise coupled with his passion and commitment to students. His championing of programs, like KC Scholars, is making systemic change in the community.  “I bring urgency to the adults that we serve and the children we serve because I know their lives can be fundamentally different if they're given the opportu

REGENCY OUTDOOR MAKES STATEMENT CONCERNING EFFORTS TO BLOCK PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

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  Maniac Regency For five decades Regency Outdoor Advertising (Regency) has responsibly operated billboards in the Los Angeles and Greater Los Angeles to the highest standards.  Regency has a deep commitment to its support of the City of Los Angeles and has always sought to give back to the communities we serve. Over many years Regency has given millions of dollars in public benefit and donations to many public causes that both benefit the City and Southern California and its citizens, and help keep our community safe.   Regency though its state-of-the-art billboards is leading the charge in sustainable advertising practices. Our billboard at Gaffey Street in San Pedro is an excellent opportunity to partner with the City to fund its many needs though sustainable initiatives and public infrastructure projects while helping to address homelessness, opioid dependency, public safety communication and improve public EV charging access.    We are both baffled and perplexed by the decisions o

RENOWNED FASHION DESIGNER MALAN BRETON PRESENTED AUTUMN WINTER 2020-2024 COLLECTION

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  Malan Breton  Renowned fashion designer Malan Breton presented his breathtaking Autumn Winter 2023-24 Collection: “Fantôme at the Lemán Ballroom during New York Fashion Week. Singularly sensational, the showcase bore the title of “Fantôme.” This stunning collection played off the sensitive themes of conscience, hope, night, day, and human desire.  The musical score driving the fashion show was Efisio Cross. The models Hair was styled by Award Winning British Hairdresser Philipp Haug, owner of Haug London Haus Salon, with the Schwarzkopf Pro Team. Beauty by Team Marcello Costa. Jewelry was provided by Illumin Designs. Fantôme was produced as part of EPN New York Fashion Week.  The series of shows are highly regarded as the most fascinating and elegant shows during New York Fashion Week and held at the most elegant and unique venues in the city. Notable attendees at the show included; Malan Breton, Irina Pantaeva, Sean Young, Baayork Lee, Ray Angry, Jan Sport (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Broa

THE 62ND ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY QUADRILLE BALL

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  THE 62ND ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY QUADRILLE BALL The 62nd Annual Quadrille Ball, a white tie charity event, is one of the annual highlights of the New York ball season and was held at 583 Park Avenue in New York City.  The annual Ball is a fundraiser for scholarships awarded to highly qualified American and German undergraduate and graduate students including PhD candidates. The Quadrille was founded more than 60 years ago to enhance and strengthen transatlantic relationships through education. Through its non-profit parent organization, the Germanistic Society of America, Inc., the Quadrille supports undergraduate, master and PhD students.  Recipients are chosen with the cooperation of three highly regarded organizations: Columbia University, the International Institute of Education, and the Fulbright Commission. The graduate students have successfully concluded the Fulbright scholarship application process before being chosen by the Quadrille. Over the years, the Quadrille Scholarship

GLOBAL STRAYS WITH BIG DOG RANCH RESCUE & DANNY & RON'S RESCUE WIN AT ELYSIAN CATWALK FURBABY FASHION WEEK FUNDRAISER 2023

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  Jean Shafiroff And Elizabeth Shafiroff Karen Floyd Elysian, an international luxury lifestyle brand created to inspire and reflect the interests of women, held the Inaugural CatWalk FurBaby fundraiser at Sony Hall, to launch New York Fashion Week 2023, hosted by Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin. The evening before Elysian hosted a fashion fete at Lafayette 148 on Madison Avenue, New York with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Bissell Pet Foundation. CatWalk FurBaby was conceived by Elysian Founder & CEO, Karen Floyd as a way to bring together creative powerhouses, women change-makers, and animal welfare organizations in an effort to make the world better for our furry companions under the auspices of ELYSIAN Impact, the brand’s philanthropic arm. CatWalk FurBaby paired designers, models, rescue animals and charities together for a morning of passion with a purpose. Ten models – wearing outfits designed by fashion designers (several of whom are members of SohoMuse) includin

LAST MINUTE 2023 VALENTINE'S GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR LOVED ONES

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  MarieBelle Trying to come up with unique and romantic Valentine's Day gift ideas can put a strain on any relationship. A lot of pressure often arises from trying to find the right gift, finding something that will stand out and show you care, and giving your loved ones a gift that shows you care. Whether you have been together for ten years or ten months, these last-minute ideas aim to offer finds that every Valentine will love. For a Romantic Hamptons Staycation Southampton Inn The East End’s favorite property is recognized as the perfect spot for fun vacations to relaxing staycations. Now is the season to warm your heart up at the joyful hotspot.   During the first three months of 2023 visitors take 23% off their stay of three consecutive nights or more. Holidays such as Presidents Day and Valentine’s Day can be enjoyed at the Southampton Inn at an incredible rate.   Claude's has two Valentine's weekends of brunch, red wine and roses. Enjoy Pete’s Red Velvet Pancakes w

ELYSIAN IMPACT KICKS OFF NEW YORK FASHION WEEK WITH CATWALK FURBABY SHOW

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  CatWalk FurBaby Fundraiser ELYSIAN, an international luxury lifestyle brand created to inspire and reflect the interests of women, will launch the Inaugural CatWalk FurBaby fundraiser on Friday, February 10th, 2023 at Sony Hall, kicking off New York Fashion Week 2023, hosted by Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin. CatWalk FurBaby will pair designers, models, rescue animals and charities together for a morning of passion with a purpose. Ten models – wearing outfits designed by fashion designers including Marc Bouwer, Malan Breton, Karen Caldwell, Anne Fontaine, Gloria Lee, Merci Dupre, Nicole Miller, Noize Apparel, Victor de Souza and Brook Wilder – will each grace the runway with a four-legged companion, and a panel of celebrity judges headed by Fern Mallis with Carol Alt and Karen Abercrombie will hand out awards to animal welfare organizations paired with each model-and-pet team. “This is the first time that fashion, animals and charity have been brought together in New York Fashion Wee

INTERNATIONAL NETWORK TO COMBAT CANCER LINKED TO AGING EXPANDING

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  Illustration Showing The Partner Organizations In International Network On Aging & Cancer The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), a leading organization dedicated to eradicating cancer, is growing its International Network on Aging and Cancer. Launched in 2018, this network brings together government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, philanthropists, research labs and universities, and other foundations to work together to address the rising incidence of cancer associated with aging and discover innovative preventions and treatments.  Aging is a leading risk factor for developing cancer. Around the world, the median age of a cancer diagnosis is 65 years old, with the highest rates in people between 85-89. According to the World Health Organization, people over age 60 will number over 2 billion by 2050, drastically increasing the global burden of cancer.  “Despite these alarming statistics, research focused on the complex interplay of aging and cancer is underfunde

THE OFFICER AND THE GENTLEMAN DREAM WEDDING CREATES A NEW POWER PHILANTHROPIC COUPLE

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  Lt. Col. Allison Ecung And Freiherr Raban von Arnim The recent wedding of Freiherr Raban von Arnim and Lt. Col. Allison Ecung created a unification with not just special meaning for the happy couple, but also a gift for society.  The philanthropic couple exchanging vows was symbolic of their beautiful bond, as well as that of two people helping to make the world a better place. Their romance has created for them a keen sense of the importance of giving and a passionate vision to support those most in need in the world.   A select group of 100 international guests from Mexico, Sweden, Denmark, England, India, South Korea, Australia, the Netherlands, Spain, as well as the United States and Germany traveled to Potsdam in Germany for the blissful celebrations.  Multiple events over the course of three days took place took place at the soirée including a traditional Polterabend at Villa Schöningen on the Bridge of Spies Friday.  A Saturday formal ceremony in morning attire took place at S

MARIEBELLE NEW YORK'S FAMED 2023 VALENTINE'S DAY HOLIDAY COLLECTION

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  MarieBelle Chocolates MarieBelle New York will have chocolate lovers swooning this Valentine’s Day. An enticing new collection celebrates the most romantic day of the year with sumptuous, world class chocolates. The 2023 Valentine Collection showcases a Turquoise Heart Box ($35) featuring a young captivated couple along with other works of art signifying love. Six handmade ganache and a single red heart highlight a story of romance. Also, to be found from the legendary chocolatier is a 9-piece collection ($31) or 16-piece ($55) nestled in a classic blue box decorated with a stunning Valentine’s Day themed sleeve. The elegant and divine Valentine’s Day Book Gift Set ($155) serves as a grand gesture of love. The luxurious book-shaped box includes one each of the most desirable treats; Chocolate Clusters; Lavender Heart with Ganache; Praline Bars; Espresso MarieBelle Bar; Cacao Market Rose Petal Bar; Dark Chocolate Rose Tea Tin and a whimsical Tea Strainer. Each unique gift expresses de

KC SCHOLARS 2023 TRADITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS

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  Earl Martin Phalen KANSAS CITY, MO.– KC Scholars continues to exemplify quality education standards for local students of varying circumstances. The newest example of the program’s extraordinary offerings lies in the 2023 Traditional Scholarships. Through this generous program, deserving applicants are awarded an opportunity to earn their college degree debt free. KC Scholars has been delivering on their mission of scholars graduating debt free for more than six years. Requirements for the 2023 award are as follows: Be a current 11th grader during the application cycle. Be home-schooled or attend a public, charter, or private high school in the following six counties: Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte (MO) or Johnson and Wyandotte (KS). Be lawfully present in the U.S. or DACA eligible and DACA applied/approved. Have at least a 2.5 cumulative high school unweighted GPA (five semesters from 9th grade to the fall semester of 11th grade) or at least a 16 on the ACT or at least an 800 on t

PHILANTHROPIST JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS LUNCHEON IN HONOR OF SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION

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  Jean Shafiroff Martin Shafiroff With Jean Shafiroff And Anka Palitz  Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, author and television host, hosted a luncheon at Café Boulud at The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida in honor of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) of which Jean was a past honoree and devoted supporter.  The luncheon was attended by over 20 VIP guests.  Jean Shafiroff spoke about the wonderful work that the charity performs in pursuit of cancer research and made a donation to the foundation on behalf of the attendees. Sharon Bush With Jean Shafiroff Kim Dryer And Christopher Twardy David Hochberg And Paulo Yoshida The Waxman Foundation has grown its International Network on Aging and Cancer. Launched in 2018, this network brings together government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, philanthropists, research labs and universities, and other foundations to work together to address the rising incidence of cancer associated with aging and discover innovati