Genetic Denim and Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research have collaborated on an amazing project, creating a limited-edition “Gabrielle” Jean.
The “Gabrielle” will be available in Genetic Denim’s Shane skinny jean. The Shane is a tight, form-fitting and super slimming silhouette that elongates the leg, making it Genetic Denim’s most popular style. The Gabrielle will have the Foundation’s angel logo stitched on the coin pocket in the Foundation’s signature red color. The logo is also screen printed over the Genetic Denim back patch to further emphasize the co-branded project. The mission statement of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation will be adorned on the x-ray hangtag that graces every pair of Genetic Denim. The “Gabrielle” will be offered in a rich classic blue “Brighter Day” wash that can be worn with any style, day or night.
Each pair will retail for $154.00 and Genetic Denim will donate 100% of the net sales from each purchase to Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research. This limited-edition style will be in stores for Holiday 2009 following the Foundation’s signature fundraising event, The Angel Ball, which will be held on October 20th at Cipriani Wall Street. The “Gabrielle” can be purchased online by visiting www.geneticdenim.com and retail stores.
Denise Rich along with her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter host The 2009 Angel Ball, honoring Her Highness Sheikha Salama Bint Hamdan Bin Mohammed al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of Quick & Reilly/Fleet Securities, Thomas C. Quick and his sister and fellow philanthropist, Tricia Quick.
The evening will feature performances by Academy Award and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson, Robin Thicke, Estelle and Blake. Also in attendance will be: Alessandra Ambrosia, Penn Badgley, Natalie Cole, Alan Cumming, Clive Davis, Luann de Lesseps, Patricia Field, Kathie Lee Gifford, George Hamilton, Brook Hazelton, Star Jones, Hoda Kotb, Blake Lively, Sonja Morgan, Bar Refaeli, Sherri Shepherd, Lorraine Schwartz, Howard Stern & Beth Ostrosky Stern, and many others.
Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research was created in 1996 by Denise Rich and her daughters and son in-law, Daniella Rich Kilstock, Ilona Rich Schachter and Philip Aouad in memory of Rich’s daughter, Gabrielle Rich Aouad. Gabrielle lost her long and valiant struggle with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) at the young age of 27. It was Gabrielle’s wish that a foundation be created to help spare others the suffering she endured. Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research funds basic and clinical medical research in both conventional and integrative disciplines which focus on prevention, treatment and quality of life issues of leukemia, lymphoma and related cancers. To date, the Foundation has awarded nearly $11 million in Medical Research Awards making Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation one of the largest non-governmental sources of grant support to blood cancer researchers at the nation’s leading institutions.