Recap: GlamourGals Foundation Hosts Illuminate 2012
Alicia Keys says that, “The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world.” GlamourGals Foundation truly embraces that quote and held its fundraiser, Illuminate 2012 on February 2nd, at The Kitchen.
GlamourGals Foundation is a non-profit whose mission it is to inspire and organize teens to provide ongoing complimentary beauty makeovers and companionship to help elderly women living in senior homes. These experiences are set up to boost the spirit and self-esteem for both the teen and the elderly woman. It’s this mutual exchange of spirit and support that help both the teen and the elderly woman rock each other’s world.
Speaking to Lauren Ruotolo, co-chair of this event and a member of the advisory board of GlamourGals, was a wonderful experience. Lauren explained that GlamourGals found her. She’s the director of entertainment promotion for Hearst Magazines and there was an article written about her life in Marie Claire (Lauren is the author of Unstoppable in Stilettos). It was a result of a board member reading that article that GlamourGals contacted Lauren and awarded her with their Glammy of The Year Award.
In addition, guest Campbell Hyers shared that his wife was on the board of GlamourGals and that he strongly supported her efforts on behalf of transgenerational glamour. Campbell believes in the value that GlamourGals brings to both teens and to the elderly which serve to grow and secure that much needed intergenerational support.
If you believe as Lauren and Campbell do that teen support to the elderly will also help teens gain wisdom from the elderly and you have it in your heart to help make a difference, then visit the GlamousGals website and become part of that support.
By: Sora Vernikoff