Zuri Hall to Serve as Emcee of Hyundai Hope On Wheels Celebration of Life Gala
E! News star Zuri Hall will emcee Hyundai Hope On Wheels's Celebration of Life Gala in celebration of childhood cancer survivors during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The Celebration of Life Gala is one of several special events taking place in the Washington, DC area in September in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
According to a media release, Zuri Hall is an Emmy-award winning journalist, actress, philanthropist and host of E! News. Her YouTube channel for girl talk and style has over 90K subscribers and has garnered over 5 million views.
"It's truly an honor for me to be a part of a celebration with so many brave children, families and champions in support of a cause in need of as many voices as it can get," said Zuri Hall. "Being with so many champions of the cause tonight is inspiring, and I hope I can inspire others to get involved."
"Our mission at Hyundai Hope On Wheels is clear: End Childhood Cancer," said Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. "We are thrilled to have Ruth B and Zuri with us at the Celebration of Life Gala as we commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and continue to raise awareness about childhood cancer. There may be a lot more work to do, but this event gives us a chance to reflect on all of the successes we have had over the last two decades and look forward to a future
Hyundai Hope On Wheels is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer.
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Papyrus Joins Forces with Designer Lela Rose
Papyrus is looking to bring the “elegance and style” of fashion to its greeting cards via a new designer collaboration series.
According to a release, the collaboration marks the first time a fashion design house and greeting card brand have joined forces to develop a custom greeting card collection.
Papyrus said it is partnering with American fashion designer Lela Rose to introduce the series. Rose will feature her "sophisticated yet modern style" in the debut card and gift collection, slated to launch during New York Fashion Week. The collection will be available in New York City Papyrus stores and select retailers in September, with availability expanding to all Papyrus locations and retailers in October.
"The fashion designer collaboration series is a celebration of the commitment Papyrus has to the arts, including a focus on the fashion industry, quality craftsmanship and trend-forward design," said Christy Kaprosy, President of Papyrus-Recycled Greetings. "We are delighted to have Lela Rose's elegant line lead the first Papyrus fashion designer collaboration program, and we are excited to bring more fashion designers to our loyal customers in the future."
The company noted the collection, which draws inspiration from some of Rose's recent runway designs, consists of 16 cards and five gift accessories, including gift bags, gift tissue, roll wrap and a gift tag set. It also will be available online at papyrusonline.com
"I'm thrilled to be the first designer to collaborate with Papyrus on their exclusive new fashion series," said Lela Rose. "This is a unique way to showcase our designs, silhouettes and prints, and extend the brand into a new category."
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