project SHINE is the first-ever collaboration of Bay Area designers and artists creating unique work inspired by LIFE, the chance for everyone to SHINE, and the fight to cure blood cancers. As part of the LLS’s annual Man and Woman of the year fundraising campaign, our contributing artists will come together as a community to make a difference. We hope you can join us at one of our events and pledge to make it memorable. We also have set an ambitious goal to raise $50K in 10 weeks. With this, we can fully fund the discovery of a new drug to battle these horrific diseases.
The 2014 campaign runs from March 27 to June 7. Click on join.us above to see how you can get involved.
We hope project SHINE can raise both money and awareness and help make cancer a thing of the past. But for this to happen, we must ask for YOUR help.
Blood cancers can be cured. Over the last 63 years, LLS has invested close to $1 billion in research to find the cause and cure for various forms of blood cancer. We have selected to work with LLS because blood cancer research can be the gateway to curing other cancers - and because they boast an industry-leading percentage of donations that go DIRECTLY to the cause, not to overhead. In addition to funding research, LLS provides patient and family-services to help those affected by these devastating illnesses.
Cancer has touched the lives of everyone in project SHINE and we can not sit back and treat it as someone else's problem. Cancer is about you and I doing what we can to help. Cancer is ABOUT.US.
Brad Carrick - Founder
Brad is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2014 Man of the Year candidate. A graduate of Harvard Law School ’05 and IE Business School in Madrid (’10), Brad is a Managing Partner of the Fashion and Entertainment law firm Lord Bertram and the founder of the lifestyle brand SOLZ, winner of designer of the year in the 2012 SF Fashion Awards. He also has served as the host of San Francisco Fashion Week and is Editor-in-chief of the online magazine Legally Vogue.
Nataliia Karpenko - Campaign Manager
Nataliia Karpenko is a native Ukrainian with unstoppable motivation and energy. Her experience ranges from Silicon Valley startups to Fashion and Art world. Nataliia believes that access to high quality education and health care is the way to world peace. Nataliia has received degrees from one of the leading schools in Ukraine and UC Berkeley and now is perusing her PhD in economics. "Passion is a synergy of innovation, creativity and charity."
Galyna Yeroshenko - Sac Manager
Galyna has been involved in fashion for over 10 years. She is currently working with Sacramento fashion week. This time Galyna will be joining forces with local designers Lena Trotsko (Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia; Sac fashion week) and Anastasia Krjukova (AK Design; Sac Fashion Week). They would like to use their talents, contacts and creativity to raise funds to help advance LLS's mission. They want to help people with blood cancers live better, longer lives.
Tanya Hedley - Gala Coordinator
Ms. Hedley currently works for a solo practice law office in San Francisco which specializes in workers compensation. Ms. Hedley earned her J.D. from San Francisco Law School and her undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University. Following law school, Ms. Hedley spent a year as a law clerk at the District Attorney’s Office in Contra Costa County, assisting in homicide and felony drug cases.
For fun she loves adventure, dancing, ballet and art/fashion.
Dmitry runs an agency/management firm in the world of Electronic Dance Music. Over the past 4 years, He has been able to use his resources to help several charities like The Palm Beach School for Autism and Homes for Haiti. He has a passion for helping the ones who need it most!
Laurie J. Wright has been working in the fashion industry for 10+ years. Laurie works as a Leasing Manager for the Westfield Shopping Center. Laurie is on the San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Board and most recently, Laurie was the Marketing and Public Relations Director for the SNOW5 Fashion Show. Laurie also runs her own company Lj Productions, where she connects talent to talent. Laurie has a Masters Degree in Education and Mathematics from the University of Minnesota.
Caity Shreve - Corporate Outreach
Caity Shreve is a San Francisco resident who works in finance and runs a fashion & lifestyle blog, and does freelance writing and styling on the side.
Mariya Milovidova Art and Fashion is the brand that combines the principles of art and fashion into a single form. The company first started with a hand painted collection and eventually expended into using 3d printing technology in addition to traditional fabric painting techniques. The inspiration for all of our collections comes from love of music, film, travel, fashion and art. For more information you can visit the company's website: www.mmartfashion.com
Alanna Rayford is an Entrepreneur within the Fashion Industry, striving to create platforms for fashion designers and artisans to expand their market within a creative Life & Style Boutique. Owner of RSH Boutique in the heart of Uptown, in downtown Oakland. www.runwaystylehouse.com
Claire Preston founded Santa Monica based company SunnyLion in 2013, creating tangle-free headphones and other accessories string wrapped to the customer’s personal preference. SunnyLion is an active beach lifestyle brand inspired by the retro cords of our youth. After partnering with actress and Congo activist, Robin Wright SunnyLion is honored to be included in the Shine movement to help support the advancement of developing to a cure for blood cancer.
Adeline "ChiChi" Chisenga is a perinatal nurse who has a strong passion for research and medicine . She is excited about being a part of this campaign because of her desire to give back and make a difference.
Gregory Lemmons is the founder of Lord Bertram, PC, a national entertainment fashion and law practice, and co-founder of the fashion industry resource, Legally Vogue. Having lost friends and loved ones to cancer, he is honored to support his law partner and friend, Brad Carrick, in helping bring an end to the disease.
Goretti Campbell lives in Santa Cruz, attends San Francisco State, and aims to work with the leading Spanish TV channel. She was Miss Brentwood Latina 2013 and did a lot of volunteering to try and encourage furthering education. Goretti joined to encourage participation and bring awareness about leukemia and lymphoma to communities that are largely unaware. She believes that cancer WILL be cured on our watch.
Angela Christian is a Marin County resident who has been an entrepreneur in both the fashion and waste management industries. She is currently an accountant in San Francisco helping other entrepreneurs pursue their passion and dreams by getting them organized. She has an MBA in Sustainability from Dominican University and is studying accounting at Harvard Business School. Angela had a close friend battle blood cancer and is excited to be a part of project SHINE’s mission.
Karina La-Kramer is a professional model, Stylist, blogger, Fashion Journalist who has graduated with a degree in Masters of Broadcasting Journalism. She has quickly become a successful entertainment and fashion writer for MODA Magazine. She wrote several fashion articles for a local magazine “Bay Fashion Magazine” and soon became the Fashion Editor for www.legallyvogue.com
Nicole has worked for California State Government for the past 10 years in Industrial Relations and currently runs her own stylish baking business. Mother to two amazing children, this cause is close to her heart after losing her father to Lymphoma in 2008, watching her mother battle hodgkin’s lymphoma and then having a scare herself. Healthy now, she wants to dedicate her time to the individuals and families fighting these diseases.
Jazsmine graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with a degree in merchandise marketing in San Francisco. She thrives in busy atmospheres and loves to be involved with multiple projects at once. She feels that behind the scenes coordinating fashion shows is her calling. Jazsmine enjoys styling, fashion blogging, thrifting and inspiring others to chase their dreams.She is an eager go-getter and is currently working on launching her own recycled clothing line.
Kaustav P. “KP” Chaudhuri is the author of SEE,FEEL,ASK,ACT. He is the Co-Founder of LeadSocially&Cognate and is a leading Meetup Organizer in SF&LA. He is also on the Nomination Committee of the Man& Woman of the Year Campaign(MWOY) for the Leukemia&Lymphoma Society.
ZARATE is San Francisco Based Filipino Evening and Bridal Designer/Contemporary Designer/Artist/Dancer/Philanthropist/Entrepreneur.
“I am a multitalented, passionate, driven and highly enthusiastic individual who can dance, perform and design. I have a passion for travelling, community service, continuing education, international business, educational technology, and arts.”
“I AM UNSTOPPABLE”
Oakley is an innovative business development manager (MBA) with over 10 years experience skilled at opening doors and achieving goals in highly competitive markets. Successfully launched SAAKO accessory brand in 2010. Barcelona based company internationally recognized in over 20 countries, 200 stores (Urban Outfitters, Opening Ceremony, MOMA, V&A and Tate Museum shops).
Naresh Arora is an accomplished technologist, thought leader, and entrepreneur with a strong track record of success in the Networking, Communications and more recently Healthcare/HIT industries. He plays an active role in the corporate social responsibility, quality of life and affordable care initiatives at his company and is always looking for opportunities to give back and make a difference. He believes that only active research can help us get to the root cause and discover the long term cu