Get Dressed/ Charitable Chic
Kristin Booker • August 22, 2011

Fashion For A Cause: Help Support Our Female Veterans With DKNYC

You guys know that I’m always one to help out with a great charitable cause and if our men and women who protect us our shores as part of the United States Armed Forces are benefiting from it, I’m automatically ready to support.

Each year, women return from serving abroad with unique challenges to make them successful here at home, including dealing with physical and psychological trauma that can make it challenging for them to reintegrate into society. The Fatigues To Fabulous campaign is seeking to raise the necessary awareness of these issues and to help raise money for programs to help our female veterans live healthy, productive lives after they’ve served us so well abroad.  What better way to gather those who can support women than Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, with thousands of editors present? We’ll watch on Thursday, September 8th as six female veterans will tell their unique stories in the courtyard outside Lincoln Center, dressed by some of America’s finest designers, including Calvin Klein and Donna Karan. I’ll provide coverage from the event. That’s one event I wouldn’t miss for the world.

Even though you might not be at the tents, you can help spread the word about this amazing charity and help us raise funds to take care of our own. On the evening of Thursday, September 8th, DKNYC will premiere a watch especially designed for these veterans on HSN, complete with a unique “dog tag” imagery with a unique feminine twist. The watches will sell for $59.99 and a portion of the sales will go to the Society for Women’s Health Research and Give An Hour, both programs that help support our female veterans, helping them with the challenges they face when returning from duty.

If you could help spread the word and possibly see it in your heart to purchase a watch or to spread this post or other social media acknowledgments of this worthwhile program, I would personally very much appreciate it. As the proud granddaughter of a WWII veteran and an American who has a great amount of respect for my brothers and sisters out there protecting my freedoms and rights, I think it’s only fitting to do what I can to help.

These ladies have taken care of us. It’s now our turn to take care of them.

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