April 19, 2009

Answer to your Questions about St. Jude re Donations!

Dear Friends and Family,

I am writing to you, as a Model of Hope, in hopes of securing your support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As a Model of Hope, I will be participating in DESIGN CARES 2009, a benefit fashion event that will take place on April 30, 2009 at The Armory, Lexington Avenue at 26th Street, NYC, by walking the runway.

How you can help?

* You can sponsor my runway walk at an amount of your choosing. Simply go to www.stjude.org/designcares and on the ticket purchase page use the "additional gift" space and note my name in the "referred by" space OR make a check out to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with my name noted.

* You can purchase tickets to attend the fashion show at www.stjude.org/designcares On the ticket purchase page note my name in the "referred by" space.

A little bit about Design Cares:

DESIGN CARES was launched in 2007 as a way for the fashion and design industry to come together in support of the fight against childhood cancer and other catastrophic childhood illnesses. The event raised over $500,000 in two years and our goal is to match that amount in 2009. DESIGN CARES 2009 is a collaborative effort of many designers and with the added support of models, stylists, and celebrities, it truly is a Kaleidoscope of fashion industry professionals coming together to keep the dreams alive for children with cancer.

DESIGN CARES will feature one-of-a-kind couture evening gowns from the world’s leading designers:

DESIGNERS: Adrienne Landau ● Alberto Ferretti ● Angel Sanchez ● B. Michael ● Badgley Mischka ● Carlos Alberto ● Carolina Herrera ● Catherine Malandrino ● Chado Ralph Rucci ● Christian Cota ● Christian Siriano ● David Meister ● Diane von Furstenberg ● Domenico Vacco ● Edwin D’Angelo ● Gucci ● J. Gerard ● J. Mendel ● John Galliano ● JonValdi Couture ● Karl Lagerfeld ● Luca Luca ● Maggie Norris Couture ● Marc Jacobs Collection ● Matthew Williamson ● Michael Kors ● Narcisco Rodriguez ● Neil Bieff ● Nicole Miller ● Reem Acra ● Valentino ● Vera Wang ● Versace ● Yigal Azrouel ● Zuhair Murad and others.

Guests also enjoy music, dancing, a dance performance, restaurant tastings, cocktails, and dazzling goodie bags. VIP guests also have seating for the fashion show and access to the VIP gifting suites. Please come out and support my walk down the runway in one of these amazing gowns!

A little info about St. Jude:

When St. Jude first opened in 1962, only 4 percent of the children suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of childhood cancer, lived to see adulthood. Today, thanks to the research done at St. Jude, the long-term survival rate for ALL has reached 94 percent. What a wonderful gift of hope that represents to children around the world! Hope for long lives filled with love, laughter, friends, family and opportunity. Hope that was simply not there 45 years ago.

Our patients and their families come to us during the darkest hours of their lives expecting the very worst. But time and time again, parents have described the feeling of hope they experience when they walk through the doors at St. Jude. No family is ever asked to pay for treatment at St. Jude and no child is ever turned away because of an inability to pay - thanks to the generosity of people like you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 212-239-3239. They can also take your ticket order or donation over the phone - don't forget to mention your "Model of Hope".

Thank you for your support!


Leigh-Taylor Smith

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