Fashion changes the way we view ourselves both inside and out; this season social responsibility is the new style. Join us on July 15th to see how the transformative power of fashion can benefit domestic violence. Preview acclaimed designer Teri Jon’s latest collection and be the first to shop their highly anticipated fall 2008 line. Proceeds will be donated to FACE to FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project.
WHO: Rickie Freeman, Owner and Designer of Teri Jon, and The Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS Foundation) will host a private fashion show and luncheon
WHAT: Private fashion show, luncheon, and sale to benefit FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project
WHEN: 11:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, July 15, 2008
WHERE: Teri Jon Showroom
241 West 37th Street
New York City
- 75 percent of women in an abusive relationship endure injury to their head and face area
- Over five million women are affected by domestic violence in the United States annually; over one million require medical treatment
- 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime
- A woman is battered every 9 seconds by an intimate or former partner in the United States
- Women are more often victims of domestic violence than victims of burglary, muggings or other physical crimes combined
The FACE TO FACE program helps individuals in this country and abroad. Here in the states the AAFPRS became the first surgical group to step forward and assist victims of domestic violence. Many such victims who receive facial injuries are not financially able to have these injuries adequately repaired. AAFPRS offers free consultation and surgery to victims of this violence through FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project, thereby enhancing their self esteem and aiding them in rebuilding their lives.
Internationally, FACE TO FACE assists primarily children suffering from facial deformities caused by birth or by trauma. Unlike some programs FACE TO FACE makes the education of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons all over the world an integral part of its program. FACE TO FACE surgeons believe that a more lasting impact is made in communities when visiting and local surgeons and nurses work together in integrated teams to manage cases.
Please contact Behrman Communications for more information