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Training Update!

Alison Bennett runs in Dublin, Ireland

As we wrote about back in July, long-time friend of Curves for Change Ali Bennett has been training to run the New York City Marathon next month, while simultaneously raising money for C4C.  With a little over one month to go, Ali is in the throes of her training regime having completed an 18 mile training run this past weekend.

“I’ve always heard people say, ‘The training is the continue reading…

A Real Superhero

Maximilian Kirchner Ironman Curves for Change

Meet Maximilian Kirchner…corporate lawyer by day, Ironman by night. Ironman not in the Marvel comics sense, but a superhero nonetheless. Max will be participating in the 2012 Ironman US Championship, the first ever Ironman in New York City. While this will be his third triathlon, it will be Max’s first Ironman.

Recently, Max was speaking with one of the Curves for Change board members, and he was moved by the stories behind Somaly Mam and The Komera Project, the two sponsored charities of C4C this year. Hearing about the frightening numbers of children being sex-trafficked every year and the girls in Rwanda who continue reading…

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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“Don’t Give, Invest” is one of the eight line items in the manifesto of Many Hopes, a charity that one of our generous sponsors, Alexis Bittar, recently introduced us to.

At a fundraiser on Monday night in New York City, C4C’s board members Julie Henderson and Chella Ferrow (pictured)  met Anthony Mulongo and Thomas Keown, co-founders of Many Hopes organization and were blown away by their passion to their cause: finding, rescuing, housing and educating orphaned and abandoned girls in Mtwapa, Kenya, and dedication to equipping the girls to be future agents of change in their community.

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Charity: Somaly Mam Foundation

Somaly Mam

In 2012, Curves for Change will be working to further the mission of Somaly Mam Foundation. Through education and empowerment of women, and through rescue resources, we can unite to make the world safer for women and children globally. continue reading…

Charity Recipients for 2012

The Board of Directors gathered for the first meeting of 2012. The most important order of business: selecting the charities that will benefit from the Curves for Change platform in 2012. With so many worthy causes out there, it was difficult, but we have narrowed the final considerations down to 5. Our due diligence process has begun, and by Spring we will announce the focus of our 2012 fundraising. 

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!

Charity: The Komera Project

The Komera Project is one of the Curves for Change benefactors. The project is a not-for-profit organization that advances secondary education in Rwanda by providing both mentorship and financial support to girls for whom secondary education is otherwise not possible. It is founded on the understanding that as girls continue their education, they improve their earning potential, their health and their sense of self-worth thereby enabling them to break the bonds of poverty.

The Komera Project also engages students in the US. Students can participate in achieving the Komera mission through their Run to Rwanda curriculum, an interactive program of educational materials and sponsored runs/walks.

“You will never break the cycle of poverty or disease without educating girls. It won’t happen”  -Paul Farmer, Founder, Partners in Health

Thanks: Vitamin Water Quenches C4C Runners, Ahhh!

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Vitamin Water Zero is providing their thirst quenching beverages for the first annual Curves for Change 5K. Our runners’ bodies thank you! It’s a donation that will push all C4C runners to the finish line!

Thanks: RBC NYC

RBC NYC Coffee

Best NYC coffee joint, period!

..and they’re going to be donating a truly awesome and awakening prize for the Curves for Change 5K…WHAT you ask?..a pound a month of fresh coffee for a whole year for the first-place male finisher. What a generous and super tasty prize. Thank you RBC NYC!