GIORGIO ARMANI’S “ACQUA FOR LIFE PROJECT” JOINS FORCES WITH SEAN PENN
AND J/P HAITIAN RELIEF ORGANIZATION
Acqua for Life project was created in light of a simple, yet fundamental
consideration: water is one of the most important elements of life, yet in many
parts of the world, it is difficult to not only supply, but even have access to
Access to water is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges of the 21st
century and is an essential condition for sustainable development.
for Life challenge is to create an international solidarity campaign on a
Giorgio Armani is proud to announce his partnership with Sean Penn, CEO
of J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) to improve water conditions in
The Acqua for Life Campaign will donate a $500,000 USD grant this March
to benefit the Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) activities overseen by J/P HRO
in the dense urban environment of Delmas 32, a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.
year, Giorgio Armani is also delighted to renew his Acqua for Life challenge
for 2013 with Green Cross International (GCI) in Ghana and Bolivia and with
Unicef in the United States.
2013 target is to build a rainwater harvesting system in each school, drilling
a borehole in each community which will pump up water from aquifers of the
Parapetí River basin, as well as providing health and hygiene education to the
2012 and 2013, 27 communities in Charagua will be equipped thanks to the
actions of Acqua for Life.
for Life will also continue in Ghana and focus on the shanty town of Kumasi,
one of the biggest cities of the country.
project also had an Internet focus: with each new “fan” of the Acqua for Life
Facebook page, 50 litres of water were automatically donated to the Smart Water
for Green Schools project.
will present the campaign and how the results are progressing. It will also
detail the concrete actions undertaken - drilling, wells, construction of
rainwater collection systems, etc.
It was another memorable evening last week, in Calgary, to honour the women in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada, the only national charity dedicated solely to overcoming ovarian cancer.
LOVE HER is raising awareness of ovarian cancer, the most fatal women’s cancer.
Ovarian cancer is unjust; there is no screening test, significant misperceptions and little funding. With the funds raised at LOVE HER, Ovarian Cancer Canada will be able to reduce the burden of this disease on the 17,000 Canadian women living with ovarian cancer.
Hosted by Canadian comedienne and actress - Jessica Holmes- the room was filled with incredible joyful energy which then was spread even more thanks to mesmerizing performance by internationally renowned singer, composer and violinist - Sophie Serafino.
One of the most interesting part of the evening was for sure both fashion segment, when models showcased the latest in fashion, featuring renowned Canadian label Judith&Charles as well as the hottest trends in footwear by Stuart Weitzman -
all presented by W. Brett Wilson.
Sophia Models International on the runway featuring Judith&Charles and Stuart Weitzman
Sophie Serafino on stage
Jessica Holmes - on stage & "on silent auction"
It was wonderful evening supporting a good cause!!!
My personal Thank You to organizers for inviting me to be a part of this memorable event....