Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Friends Helping Friends - #erob12NYC

Dear Twitter and Facebook friends,

We're friends. And over the past two years (six for my Facebook friends and actually longer since I know most in real life), we've shared lots of laughs, heartbreak and fairly deep conversations. We've worked together on various projects, using the reach of our voices to create awareness about various causes and projects. 

As most of you know, I've developed a very strong interest in fashion and I have been slowly immersing myself in the culture by reading, looking at tons of photos, conversing about it any chance I can get and writing about it.

Well now I want to take it a step further. And I need your help.

A friend of mine from PRSSA is planning the launch of his fashion line on September 11, 2010 during New York Fashion Week. As an up-and-coming designer, he has asked the help of a few PRSSA connections in planning his show, mostly helping organize, etc. I want to help, and to some extent I have been, from my computer in my room. 

But the day of the show is fast approaching, and I'd really like to be in NYC working with the team to produce an amazing fashion show. This would be an incredible opportunity for my professional development, as well as exposure to a side of public relations that I haven't been able to experience yet. I would serve as a volunteer PR assistant during the show. Plus I would be able to help my friend as he pursues his dreams as a fashion designer. But I have to get there first.

That's where you come in.

September 11 also happens to be my birthday - my 23rd (gosh I'm getting old). 

My request is this: Contribute $1 to my GoFundMe project. All proceeds will go only towards transportation to and from New York. Food, lodging, everything else associated with the trip, I will assume responsibility for. But the tickets would be a fantastic birthday gift. Every dollar helps.

Thank you!

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