Posted by: tinacjeon | April 27, 2010

Eventful Week: LAUNCH TODAY!!


Thank you WPFW for having me on your radio show to talk about the Woman of the Year campaign to raise $100k for blood cancers! The show staff is amazing, as is Shawn MCSL Lucas, former radio show host who arranged this opportunity.

Another special thank you to Alessandro Valeri, 2009 Boy of the Year and Leukemia survivor for spending some time with me this afternoon. As expected, the story of his experience with the sickness was shocking, though the courage he and his father showed throughout the ordeal is admirable. To hear Alessandro talk about his girlfriend, play “superhero games” with him, and simply observe his imaginative and intelligent nature, I am overwhelmed with joy to be raising money for children like him, living with/fighting blood cancers.

A quick reminder that TODAY is our campaign’s BIG LAUNCH! Please join us an snag one of the remaining online tickets to attend… or please make a donation:

http://nca.mwoy.llsevent.org/pledge/index.cfm?mid=TINAJEON

RED, WHITE & BLACK: Tina Jeon LLS Launch :: 04.28.10 :: L2 Lounge | 6pm-1am | ONLY 250 TICKETS available

x. Dress: red, white, or black (LLS colors :: no flip flops, sneakers)
x. $25/ticket/men :: 100% tax deductible
x. $15/ticket/women :: 100% tax deductible
x. Tickets purchased in form of a donation. Write “L2 Lounge” & FIRST, LAST name of all attendees in “Message to Participant” here:: http://nca.mwoy.llsevent.org/pledge/index.cfm?mid=TINAJEON

7pm: Speech by SKYLER HUNDLEY, 2010 Girl of the Year (Leukemia survivor, age 7): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cinv9ZduruQ

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On-site raffle ticket sales: 1/$10, 2/$20, armslength/$25

BRING CASH, CHECKS :: High-End raffle & silent auction items donated by:

Tyler Lee Larish of Immortal Beloved
(2) Cuts and colors, flexible appt. booking
Retails: $100+ each
http://www.immortalbeloveddc.com/

Amanda Credeur and Lululemon : Georgetown
(2) Yoga class for you + 4 at Lululemon
Retails: $90/1-hr session
http://www.lululemon.com/

Daniela Cermanova for Green & Blue
Agate/Pearl Necklace
Agate, Pearl Mix, Sterling Silver Clasp
Retails: $242
http://www.greenandbluestyle.com/

Liz Ordonez of LizO Studio
Custom-made pieces (photos TBP)
Retails: $300
http://lizostudio.etsy.com

Theo A of DODGE-CHROME
Special Item to be unveiled by Skyler Hundley
http://www.dodgechrome.com/

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Proceeds will benefit National Capital area Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2010 Man & Woman of the Year campaign, meaning:

x. One-on-one access to health care specialists
x. Family Support groups w. trained facilitators
x. FREE patient booklets w/ disease information & treatment options
x. Supplies, materials for direct clinical research for a cure :: Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease, Myeloma.
x. It’s all TAX-DEDUCTIBLE:
http://nca.mwoy.llsevent.org/pledge/index.cfm?mid=TINAJEON

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Tina Jeon’s campaign is in HONOR of HUGO CONCHA.

Hugo Concha is currently a patient at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and my close friend’s baby brother. He has three siblings and two fiercely dedicated, loving parents. His treatment for ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) requires regular blood and platelet transfusions.

To make a platelet donation, please visit: http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/11698.cfm

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Tina’s Campaign BLOG: tinaontarget.wordpress.com
Facebook: “Support Leukemia/Lymphoma & Tina: Woman of the Year Nominee”

TINA JEON BIO: WOMAN OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

Originally from Enfield, CT, Tina is a 2008 graduate of Yale University. When her parents could not afford Christmas and birthday presents, they would say “your education is your gift”. She certainly took that to heart. During her time at Yale, Tina worked as a tour guide and Senior Interviewer at the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Academically, she developed an interest in tropical medicine and non-clinical epidemiology, excelling in graduate school courses and writing a thesis challenging popular beliefs on the eradication of yellow fever.

In her sophomore year, Tina founded the Yale Archery Team. This three-time All-American and All-Academic archer piqued her interest in the Latin American Healthcare system while competing as a member of Team USA at a World Ranking Archery Tournament in Venezuela (2007). After taking home 2 individual gold medals from the 2008 World Ranking Tournament in Puerto Rico, Tina moved to the Nation’s capital to work in the healthcare consulting arena.

Throughout her time in Washington, DC, she frequently volunteered at soup kitchens and mentoring programs. As work required her to travel more often, Tina began dedicating her weekends to hosting parties, bartending, and modeling, donating all proceeds to smaller local charities battling both child homelessness and abuse, and providing rehabilitation services. She also began fundraising for her friend’s younger brother, a relapsed Leukemia patient in need of chemotherapy treatments.

Tina graciously accepts the nomination to participate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year competition and appreciates the opportunity to be a part of such a large and ambitious exercise in philanthropic collaboration. With her team, she hopes to create not only enjoyable events, but also an inspiring campaign and contribute everything possible to aid those affected by blood cancers.

Fun facts: In 2007, Glamour Magazine published “Facebook.com” as Tina’s “secret obsession”, though it actually is Tetris. Her favorite movies are “While You Were Sleeping” and “Kung Fu Panda”. At the gym, she listens to metromixes of Prince. At age 9, she performed at the Basilica of the National Shrine.

Please make tax-deductible check donations payable to: “LLS” or donate ONLINE:http://nca.mwoy.llsevent.org/pledge/index.cfm?mid=TINAJEON

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Entertainment:
DJ LIONL
DJ Moh Ducis
MC Will Riddick, aka Guerilla Will

Media:
Peter Stepanek, Official Event Photographer
SkyHighArt Media Production at http://www.Skyhighart.com
J.P. Storm, Press
GTZ, Press

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