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International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl October 11 2012

Happy Girl Day!

Today, October 11, 2012, is the first observance of International Day of the Girl.

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed the Resolution on the International Day of the Girl Child, “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” 

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The wings are being polished for the Victoria’s Secret Angels to strut the runway in 2012 and you can attend the show with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Imagine yourself in a prime seat alongside Jay-Z, in a room full of gorgeous models, with Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Maroon 5 and tons of excitement.  Well… 

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C4C’s President Speaks of Empowerment

Bernadett Vajda of Curves for Change speaking at UMass at Lowell

Bernadett Vajda, President of Curves for Change, gave an impassioned speech at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell imploring the mothers, daughters and others in attendance to exercise self-acceptance and strive to find their niche in life. 

Known in the Massachusetts community for her work in politics before relocating as a model in New York City, Bernadett uses her fashion fame to garner attention – and a few blog mentions – for our organization. That is, after all, what C4C  aims for.

An excellent blog article covering the event with a personal touch is found here.


WOW! Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show tickets were auctioned off at our Charity Buzz fundraising event in October, 2011. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity went for more than $25,000 !!! 

Imagine yourself upfront and personal, in a room full of Victoria’s Secret Angels, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Maroon 5, Jay-Z and tons of excitement. This year that will be the experience of our lucky winner, and next time it could be you!

Thank you VS for your generous donation in support of women worldwide.

Good luck for the next pair of tickets everybody – the bidding starts in August 2012!

Thanks: Victoria’s Secret

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How exciting would it be to attend the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in  New York City featuring the world-famous Victoria’s Secret Angels and includes musical performances by Nicki Minaj and Jay-Z? One lucky winner of our tickets knows because she had the winning bid in the Curves For Change Silent Auction, winning two coveted tickets to the show, generously provided by Victoria’s Secret.

Victoria’s Secret not only provides women with beautiful clothing but they promote healthy mind & body for every type of woman… and we love them!

Results: Hardy Girls, Healthy Women

As we look ahead to our partnerships for 2012, we reflect on the results of 2011. Thanks to everyone for uniting to help girls in 38 countries through this small organization, Hardy Girls Healthy Women

A report from Megan Williams, President at HGHW:

We’ve been so grateful to have the opportunity to partner with Curves for Change. Thanks to their fundraising and outreach efforts, we’ve raised the visibility of Hardy Girls Healthy Women in New York City and with the funds donated to Hardy Girls, 22 low-income girls have participated in one of Hardy Girls’ Girls’ Coalition Groups for free where they’ve learned to trust one another and do social activism.

Erin Henry is a holistic health counselor, Wilhelmina Curve model and friend of Curves for Change. Her recent contributing article to the Huffington Post, Embracing Womanhood: Why I’m Still a Work In Progress, is a humble account of her journey to self acceptance, a journey that young women struggle with every day.

“The feminine part of me laid dormant inside for so many years because it was a side I associated with weakness. Women were weaker at sports, made less money and CRIED!”

Charity: Hardy Girls, Healthy Women

 

Hardy Girls, Healthy Women is or second choice for platform awareness in 2010. A non-profit organization whose vision is that all girls and women experience equality, safety, and independence in their everyday lives, their mission is to develop programs, provide resources and create opportunities for girls and women that empower them.

HGHW actively listens to girls’ thoughts and opinions regarding the messages they absorb from our culture and the media, supporting their needs for something that better reflects their own realities — more diverse bodies, abilities and interests.

Avenue Stores sponsored the first annual Curves for Chane 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser supporting the empowerment of Women and Girls this past summer. First place finishers received Spa packages – which they probably needed, because this was a competitive bunch!

Together men and women came together to raise money for The Komera Project and Hardy Girls Healthy Women, our two 2010 charity benefactors.  Thanks everybody for a great time and a beautiful day of positivity in Manhattan’s Central Park!

Avenue Stores

Avenue Stores selflessly is donating resources to help lift our organization off the ground.  They love and empower women of all shapes and sizes, and for that we endlessly applaud them! Without the support of our Avenue friends, the first annual Curves for Change 5K could not be possible!