Philanthropy Spotlight: May 2018

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Posted by Theresa Tanner on June 5, 2018, 6 a.m.

The Go Red For Women Luncheon on February 21, 2018, united heart disease and stroke survivors, supporters, volunteers, donors and sponsors together for a day of education and fundraising for the fight against heart disease and stroke. KREM 2’s Laura Papetti emceed the event at the Spokane Convention Center, which included a silent auction, wellness expo and luncheon program. The 2018 Luncheon Chair Helen Andrus welcomed the crowd and local heart disease survivor Katy Bruya shared her journey with heart failure. The event concluded with a keynote presentation by Providence Health Care’s Dr. Brydan Curtis. The luncheon raised over $180,000 for the American Heart Association.

Go Red for Women Luncheon
Go Red for Women Luncheon Photo Booth
Paul Morgan Photography

On March 15, 2018, Product Beauty Share – a Spokane-based nonprofit that provides area women with personal hygiene, cosmetics and beauty products – launched the 15-day, nationwide campaign #BeautyWishes2018 with YouTube beauty vlogger ThaTaylaa (Taylor) and four health and beauty companies to empower homeless women around the country. Five shelters in Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Houston and Chicago received donations of make-up, hair care products and feminine hygiene products from Maybelline, Garnier, Tampax and Colourpop. The campaign also included a popular vote for one shelter to receive an additional $5,000 cash donation and a special meet-up with Taylor. With 17,778 votes, the winning shelter was Good Shepherd Center in Los Angeles. The campaign also included t-shirt sales with 100 percent of the profits benefit Project Beauty Share, resulting in $21,802.92 in donations.

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