A Night of Wigs & Wishes

August 14, 2019

On Monday, I had the opportunity to emcee the Wigs & Wishes Event at the Gregory Hotel NYC. My good friend Claudine DeSola Krause founder of Caravan Stylist Studio and Janine Just of Janine Just Inc said "they knew I could be an MCEE. And Claudine kept saying to me this is practice for your future ...." I truly love the confidence my ladies give me every day and I was honored to be the MCEE. Martino Cartier’s organization, Wigs and Wishes donate 25,000 wigs to women and children each year. It was an honor to introduce such amazing women and men who are doing the work in the fight against cancer. From fertility to wigs to losing someone to the disease, each individual shared their part in being an advocate for helping others & encouraged attendees to become a part of the fight. Hearing everyone’s journey was the most magical part of the evening. Thank you to all!

I have been involved in giving back to cancer research since I started my brand. In 2008,
I became a Committee Member and Co-Chair of the In Living Pink Gala under the
Young Survival Coalition for Breast Cancer, and have continued working on events &
bringing awareness to an organization that helps bring young women together that are
struggling with the disease. Whether it is through clothing [including the the F*CK CANCER Tops] or
events, it is important for me to remain involved. This cause is important to me as I lost
my grandmother to breast cancer, as well as a friend - Kristin Martinez - who I met through the
Young Survival Coalition for Breast Cancer. After her passing, I knew I wanted to
continue my involvement in any way I could and have managed to continue to have
an impact along the way, and will continue to do so.

Riki Stevens & Lily Lane both performed at the event anthems of encouragement and strength.
Riki Stevens sang Martino’s favorite song “Somewhere Out There” from An American Tail.
Lily sang the song she wrote for an event I co-chaired in 2008, the In Living Pink Gala for
the Young Survival Coalition, “Battle Cry” - which is an anthem of hope for anyone going
through cancer. It is a song that gives me chills every time I hear it.

Denise Albert, Pamela Pekerman, and Ariana Ost are a few of the amazing women that shared
their stories and connections to advocate for those with cancer.
Denise is a breast cancer survivor herself & a voice of hope and encouragement.
Pamela is a powerful voice that shared statistics and information to highlight just how important
it is to join the fight for cancer awareness. Ariana Ost started the event with healing prayer with
crystals that she creates to instill positive energy & healing for all aspects of life -
and she also shared her story of losing her mother to breast cancer. There were also other amazing
women who shared their involvement. Dr. Janelle Luk, who runs an initiative that offers free
IVF with anyone that has gone through Cancer. Kalyn Johnson Chandler,
who shared her own personal journey with two good friends of hers that had cancer.
Actress Emily Bergl, who shared her connection to cancer with honoring the memory of her mother,
as well as Romelda Teron Benjamin, who also shared the story of the loss of her mother to cancer. 

We have multiple styles on the BOY MEETS GIRL® website now that give back to the
Young Survival Coalition for Breast Cancer. F*CK CANCER. Make a statement & give back. 
Let’s continue to make a difference together.
And shout out to Martino for your incredible energy and work to give back!

ALL PHOTOS C/O @brandinicolephoto  


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