PR Release for Gal to Gal

I submitted a press release to our local paper based on the PR from the G2G Foundation. I basically added a section about me to help promote....this is my first PR I hope it looks good!

Contact: Megan Calpin Hughes

Kiss my Style

Phone: 570-351-2048

Email: meg@kissmystyle.com

Website: www.KissMyStyle.com

2008 Local Business Owner of Kiss My Style donates to the Gal to Gal Foundation Walk


Clarks Summit resident, Megan Calpin Hughes, owner of www.KissMyStyle.com, is participating in the 2008 Gal to Gal Foundation Walk by donating over 125 lavender filled eye pillows as gifts to the patients & families for participating. “Being in involved with cancer related organizations is a passion for my family. Since my sister Molly was diagnosed with cancer more than 20 years ago our family has become very active in supporting the cause. After Molly’s death in 1994 our family set up “The Molly Fund” to help give back to the hospitals & Ronald McDonald houses that are so generous to patients & their families. Now a business owner, I continue this family tradition by creating special gifts for these patients & families, not just locally, but through the tri state area and eventually, nationally.”

The hugely successfully Design-her Gals website, designhergals.com launches its 2nd annual interactive virtual walk to benefit the Gal to Gal Foundation, the non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for Stage IV breast cancer patients and their families. The official walk dates are October 1 - October 31, 2008.

This unique approach to philanthropy has attra
cted sponsors such as Franklin Covey, Epson, Glory for Girls as well as strategic partners such as Fodors which have pledged to mobilize their communities to join the walk. In addition, dozens of celebrity ambassadors such as Kristin Chenoweth, Marg Helgenberger, Dayna Devon, Lisa Rinna, Denise Richards, Molly Sims, Jean Chatzky, Julie Morgenstern, Redbook editor in chief, Stacy Morrison and Broadway star Deidre Goodwin among many others, will lend their support and participate in the virtual walk.

Supporters will participate in The Gal to Gal Walk by creating their virtual likeness online and then watching themselves take a virtual walk across
America. The walk will commence in the Virtual World of Harvard Square in Boston, MA, and concludes on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, visiting 29 cities along the way. The landscape walkers travel through will change on a daily basis, giving people a reason to return to see where they are walking that day. New walkers will be joining all the time – sharing their stories and building momentum as more people participate in this innovative fundraising effort. “We are honored to have these notable individuals and companies enhance the virtual walk experience, which will join women and men from all walks of life. This initiative will help benefit a group of individuals who are facing the most difficult battle of their lives,” commented Jeanne Fitzmaurice, founder of Design-her Gals and Gal to Gal Foundation. Fitzmaurice was selected by Yoplait and Susan G. Komen as a 2007 Yoplait Champion. “As we strive to raise awareness and funds for Stage IV breast cancer patients and their families, our goal is to bring dignity and comfort to those who need it most.”

Gal to Gal Foundation President, and Stage IV Breast Cancer Patient, Dorit Shapiro added, “My goal is to honor the memories of all the women who have lost their battles to this tough enemy so that women and families living with stage IV breast cancer are never forgotten and receive the support they need and deserve. I hope you will join me in supporting this wonderful organization until there comes a day when we are not needed because we have found a cure and no one must face living with this diagnosis.”

Visitors will register for the Gal to Gal Walk at www.galtogalwalk.org for a $5 donation. After designing their chara
cter, they will be added to the walk landscape where they can also invite their friends and family to join them. Supporters will receive a virtual goody bag with items donated by the Foundation’s strategic partners. Walkers may also purchase merchandise featuring their character on www.designhergals.com to support The Foundation. In its first year, the Gal to Gal virtual walk attracted thousands of supporters and raised more than $120,000 for patients and families battling Stage IV breast cancer.


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Jewelry Rockstar said...

Very smart to participate in this and very very smart to write a press release about it.