Summer Recap: The Art of Luxury NFL Draft Series


Summer Recap: The Art of Luxury NFL Draft Series Week benefit for Beating Cancer in Heels

By Rich Monetti Tene Nicole, Marketing and Public Relations is a leader in producing signature events where companies get their brands in the hands of athletes and celebrities with access to over 50+ media outlets. This year we had the opportunity to participate in the “Art of Luxury” signature of events surrounding NFL Draft week. On Wednesday May 7th, Clyde’s Wine and Dine on 10th Avenue held an NFL Draft Party and Charity Mixer to benefit, “Beating Cancer in Heels.” The idea being that enabling women to still feel and look beautiful will empower their fight to beat this disease. Devon Christopher of Bleu Magazine  and CEO of Beating Cancer in Heels Marlena Ortiz were sponsors perfectly tied into an evening of fashion and philanthropy. [caption id="attachment_1712" align="aligncenter" width="252"]IMG_0453 CEO of Beating Cancer in Heels Marlena Ortiz[/caption] “These athletes all have mothers. They sacrifice so much emotionally and physically that we have to do everything we can to recognize their strength and support them in their greatest hour of need,” said Devon the magazine’s publisher and editor. IMG_0479 Second year Giants’ wide receiver Marcus Harris concurred and didn’t contain his support to just mothers.  “When I hear about events to support women, I pay close attention because without women the world would stop going round,” he said. [caption id="attachment_1700" align="aligncenter" width="200" class=" "]Marcus Harris NY Giants Marcus Harris NY Giants[/caption] On the entertainment side, Bronx Rapper Lee Majors praised the cause. Empowering women in this manner, he said, “You always got to have something to believe in – especially if you’re fighting cancer,” said Majors. For himself, his upbringing serves as the standard that keeps him going as an artist. “The Bronx always brings me back to reality,” he said. A mindset that the Rap community should take note of, he believes. “I know where it was, and I know where it’s gone. So if we don’t want to bring it back, we’re going to lose it,” Majors asserted. Harlem model Saucy Da Body is just happy that she doesn’t have to worry about that when it comes to her sister. “She was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and is now in remission, she rejoiced. As such, Saucy knows the empowerment part of the fight. “I always tried to make my sister feel beautiful because we have to be conscious of our body and love ourselves on the inside and the out,” she said. It’s obvious that Fighting Cancer in Heels came to the right place to celebrate their cause with an abundance of celebrities and others supporting this event. IMG_0399 IMG_0422 IMG_0430 IMG_0461 IMG_0456 IMG_0494]]>