May 08, 2018 11:30 am
Fabletics is excited to announce a limited-edition global capsule collection to benefit the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up initiative.
For over a year and a half, Fabletics and Girl Up have joined forces to support their unified mission to make girls leaders of tomorrow through the empowerment of girls worldwide. Since its launch in 2010, Girl Up has funded United Nations programs that promote the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls globally and has built a community of over half a million passionate advocates.
The Girl Almighty themed capsule collection features six outfits comprised of an assortment of sports bras, leggings and performance tops including tanks and a hoodie. Fun and functional designs are featured in a soft, feminine color palette of rouge, jasmine, cashmere, dusty rose, and clay. Inspired by Kate Hudson’s vision for Fabletics to be a fashion-focused activewear brand with the mission to empower women by making a healthy, active lifestyle accessible to everyone – the capsule collection embodies this message through branding select styles with “Girl Almighty” to inspire girls and women to stand up and celebrate each other regardless of size, shape, age or ability.
Kate Hudson was joined by members of Girl Up’s CSU Northridge campus chapter for a photo shoot featuring the collection in Rancho Palos Verdes, California – where the girls were able to model the fun styles and proactively share their ideas for a brighter future. “I’m so excited to unveil the Girl Almighty collection in support of Girl Up. It has been a truly rewarding experience to work closely with the organization and the girls to create a collection that spreads the message that girls and women are the fearless leaders of tomorrow,” said co-founder of Fabletics, Kate Hudson.
The Girl Almighty capsule collection will support Girl Up’s SchoolCycle initiative, donating 20 percent of net proceeds to reach Fabletics’ goal of $50,000. Girl Up’s SchoolCycle initiative works with UNFPA to give girls bikes in developing countries – along with spare parts and maintenance training – so they can continue their education and travel quickly and safely to and from school, as well as give them independence and mobility to create a better future for themselves, their families and communities.
“Girls are an incredibly powerful force for change. At Girl Up, we give girls leadership training and a platform to make their voices heard. Every girl deserves a chance to achieve her dreams, and with a SchoolCycle bike, girls can get safely to school and choose their own future. We are so happy that our ongoing partnership with Fabletics furthers our cause with this fun capsule collection for Spring!” said Anna Blue, Co-Executive Director of Girl Up.
The Girl Almighty inspired capsule collection by Fabletics will be available starting May 8th in Fabletics stores nationwide and on Fabletics.com.
The 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games begin in one month and Kelly Clarkson will once again honor hundreds of athletes, family members and thousands of fans with a star-studded opening ceremony performance.
Now in their ninth year, the Warrior Games, held this year at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be free and open to the public June 1 – 9. Free tickets to the opening ceremony concert featuring Kelly Clarkson will be available starting May 8 on dodwarriorgames.com.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to perform at the Warrior Games again this year,” said Kelly Clarkson. “These athletes are true heroes and their courage, determination and bravery should inspire all of us to never give up in the face of adversity. I wish all of the athletes the best of luck during the Games and beyond.”
The Warrior Games are a Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured service members. Athletes from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Special Operations Command, in addition to the United Kingdom Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force and, for the first time, the Canadian Armed Forces, will compete in the Games. They will go head-to-head in 11 events: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball, and for the first time in Warrior Games history: indoor rowing, powerlifting, and time trial cycling.
“The Warrior Games showcase inspirational service members from around the globe who have faced incredible challenges and overcome them through resiliency, determination and excellence in adaptive sports,” said Air Force Col. Gina Oliver, director of the 2018 Warrior Games. “They are the very best in highlighting what can be done, not what can’t be done. Having the participation and recognition once again of heartfelt supporters like Kelly Clarkson reinforces to our athletes and their families the appreciation of so many across our nation.”
The 2018 Warrior Games are free and open to the public and provide an opportunity for everyone to witness true grit and determination, while celebrating the accomplishments of wounded, injured and ill service members.
Visit DoDWarriorGames.com to learn more about the Warrior Games, the athletes competing this year, volunteer opportunities and the schedule of events.
The Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded, ill and injured service members and to expose them to adaptive sports. The 2018 Warrior Games will be held June 1 – 9 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The Warrior Games are free and open to the public. About 300 wounded, ill and injured service members representing teams from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), United Kingdom Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force and the Canadian Armed Forces will participate in the competition. They will go head to head in 11 sports including archery, cycling and time trial cycling, indoor rowing, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, powerlifting, wheelchair basketball, track & field, engaging in friendly competition and experiencing the healing power of sports.
One in five adults in the United States lives with a mental health condition.
This year, NAMI is launching “CureStigma” a new campaign that builds on the successful #StigmaFree initiative and positions stigma as a “social virus” that is spreading across America. Stigma is a sign or sense of disgrace that sets someone apart from others. Navigating life with a mental health condition can be tough, and the isolation and blame that is often encouraged by stigma can create huge challenges to moving forward in one’s recovery journey.
“Stigma is dangerous for the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions. It causes people to feel ashamed for something that is out of their control, prevents them from seeking help, and even takes lives,” said Mary Giliberti, CEO of NAMI. “Although stigma is a virus that anyone can be exposed to, we do have a cure, and that is compassion and understanding. We need to talk openly and raise our voices, so we can put an end to the fear and shame, and cure stigma once and for all.”
The campaign incorporates a new series of nationwide public service announcements (PSA) featuring NAMI Celebrity Ambassadors from film, television, music, and sports including Utkarsh Ambudkar, Andrea Barber, Maurice Bernard, Corinne Foxx, Clark Gregg, Jamie Gray Hyder, AJ Mendez, Sonya Nichols, Mauro Ranallo and Stolar. The PSA encourages viewers to visit curestigma.org, where visitors can take a brief quiz to see if they “are infected” by stigmatizing beliefs. Visitors will also receive information about how to “spread the cure” and will gain free access to a special emoji/sticker pack for their mobile phones.
Key mental health statistics include:
1 in 5 adults in the United States lives with a mental health condition.
1 in 25 (10 million) adults in the United States lives with a serious mental illness.
60 million people in the United States face the day-to-day reality of living with a mental illness.
Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75 percent by age 24, but early intervention programs can help.
Additional facts and citations are available at Mental Health by the Numbers.
“The perception of mental illness won’t change unless we act to change it. So during Mental Health Month, we are asking everyone to join with NAMI to #CureStigma,” said Giliberti.
For additional information about Mental Health Month, to take the CureStigma quiz and to access CureStigma resources, please visit [curestigma.org.
On Monday, June 11, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will host its fourth annual Blue Diamond Gala featuring a concert by multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter John Legend.
The evening will kick off with a star-studded blue carpet and pre-show dinner party, followed by two hours of entertainment and post-show food trucks, all to celebrate the impactful work being done year-round by LADF.
Since inception, LADF has invested over $21 million into the LA community in the form of direct programs and grant making to local organizations, impacting millions of children. Proceeds from the Blue Diamond Gala will support the expansion of its direct programs, Dodgers Dreamfields and Dodger RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), enabling LADF to reach its goal of building 50 baseball fields in underserved communities and attain its vision of impacting the lives of 10,000 young boys and girls, utilizing the power of sport.
WHEN: Monday, June 11, 2018
Press Check-in – 4:00PM
Blue Carpet Arrivals and Pre-show Dinner Party – 5:00PM
Program/Concert Begins – 7:30PM
WHERE: Dodger Stadium
1000 Vin Scully Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
“A role model is somebody that does things because of what they believe in regardless of what other people think.” – Anne Hathaway
Actress, acclaimed New York soprano, and recognized as one of “the world’s 50 Most Beautiful People”, Anne Hathaway or “Annie” to her friends, notes that “it’s lovely to think that my audience is growing up with me”.
She credits an upbringing of “really strong values” with defining her shape as a person and no better portrayal is her time spent with The Lollipop Theater Network, a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to bringing the magic of movies currently in theaters to children confined to hospitals nationwide due to chronic or life-threatening illnesses. In 2008, she hosted a special screening of Get Smart for teenagers, and has also shown The Devil Wears Prada.
Charities & foundations supported
Anne Hathaway has supported the following charities:
May 08, 2018 06:00 am
The Heart Truth is an awareness campaign created by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. It is designed to warn women about their number one health risk, heart disease, and the need to take action against its risk factors.
The Heart Truth created and introduced the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to deliver an urgent wakeup call to American women. The Red Dress reminds women of the need to protect their heart health and inspires them to take action