Elizabeth Arden sponsored the Traditional Home eighth annual Classic Woman Awards in NYC on Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Traditional Home’s eighth annual Classic Woman Awards, sponsored by Elizabeth Arden, took place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel ballroom in New York City yesterday. The awards luncheon was very touching, as it honored women who have pioneered volunteerism and the inner beauty of charitable women from across the country. In addition to honoring the five recipients of the Classic Woman Awards, Traditional Home debuted the first-ever Editor & Publisher Award, presented by Elizabeth Arden. The recipient was Carlotta Jacobson, President of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW). Carlotta founded Cancer and Careers, a program that empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools, and educational events. Also present was returning co-host, veteran journalist and best selling author Deborah Norville.
The five heroic and incredible women symbolize the very best in volunteerism, raised funds for public schools, healthcare, literacy, domestic abuse prevention, and cancer treatment. They each have a special cause and make a huge difference. To learn more about these amazing and honorable women, continue reading below…
1. Linda Davidson, from McLean, VA launched Our Military Kids in 2004, which supports children of men and women of the National Guard and Military Reserve who have been deployed overseas. Our Military Kids provides grants to help pay for participation in sports, fine arts, camps, and tutoring programs that nurture and sustain children while a parent is away in service to our country or recovering from injury. Here’s a brief interview with Linda Davidson at the Traditional Home eighth annual Classic Woman Awards, sponsored by Elizabeth Arden: http://youtu.be/C-6QGaV3Nlc
2. Nancy Chance, from Noblesville, IN founded the Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County in 1980 to connect churches, clubs, agencies, and businesses to share resources and help those (children and adults) in need by uniting for the common good of serving families in need. The Good Samaritan Network unites 64 agenies, 240 churches, 9 township trustees, 32 food pantries and free medical clinics to serve 20,000 people a year with everything from food to used cars! Meet the wonderful Nancy Chance here: http://youtu.be/6XRO6czKoQQ
3. Shannon Thompson, from San Diego, CA formed Shakti Rising in 1999, to create social change through transformational recovery for young women with multiple coexisting conditions. Shakti Rising improves the lives of more than 1,500 women and children each year, by cultivating health and emerging leadership in girls and women, empowering them to use their own personal transformation as a catalyst for positive change in their families and communities. Here’s what Shannon as to say about Shakti Rising: http://youtu.be/Rr_SjCh2U1o
4. Evelyn Castellar, from Federal Way, WA founded Projecto Honduras in 2008 and provides a free medical care, nutrition, basic necessities, education, recreational facilities, and social development to impoverished Hondurans, with the help of volunteer service and medical teams. Federal Way helps the poor citizens in Honduras who live without electrical power, clean water, indoor bathrooms and shoes. Today, Projecto Hondurs provides the poor in Honduras with home amenities, such as but not limited to: toilets, sinks, roofing, concrete floors; and a built a park and soccer field for all to engage in extra curricular activities. Meet the wonderful Evelyn here: http://youtu.be/BpKKQWiGKug
5. Pascha Peay, from Baltimore, MD is a newlywed! She created Imagine Me Ministries in 2007, a mentoring program for middle school, high school girls and inner city girls in need, to provide after school, out of school and weekend activities, that improve the girls’ academic achievement and self confidence. Meet the fabulous Pascha here: http://youtu.be/S09cj9SNU9U
For more information about these women and their causes, please visit the charities’ websites and pick up the September issue of Traditional Home, which features these amazing five winners!
Attendees at the luncheon awards all received a special gift from Elizabeth Arden, “The Original Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant,” which works wonders for all skin types. This miracle cream soothes roughness, redness and minor skin irritations. Fall is here and winter is right around the corner, so be sure to use Elizabeth Arden’s classic, old time favorite Original Eight Hour Cream to restore, calm and relieve chapped, cracked, dry lips and skin.