The sun was shining in Battery Park on Saturday, May 7th as hundreds came out to walk in The Power Walk for Dress for Success. The family-friendly event supported the organization and encouraged empowerment and healthy living. More than 30 cities around the world hosted The Power Walk for Dress for Success this year.
Joining us in NYC were Jillian Michaels, national spokesperson for the walk, Dress for Success board member Bobbi Brown, and former New York Mets stars John Franco and George Theodore (and a special appearance by Mr. Met!).
Jillian Michaels and John Franco
Z100's Trey Morgan got everyone ready with some great tunes and Maria, a Dress for Success success, shared her story about the role the organization has played in her life.
After the teams of supporters, Professional Women's Group members and volunteers walked the 5k along the Hudson River, they were greeted at the finish line with a Zumba party.
PWG walkers with Joi Gordon,
Bobbi Brown and Jillian Michaels
More than $40,000 was raised at the event and our top fundraisers won some great prizes!
Top worldwide fundraiser: Cody Teets
(2 roundtrip tickets on JetBlue and a two-night stay at any Kimpton property)
Top New York City fundraiser: Clarice Kennedy
(20 tickets to a New York Mets game with Caesars Club access)
Top New York City team fundraiser: Time Warner Cable Women's Network
(2 roundtrip tickets on JetBlue and a one-night stay at any participating hotel within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands in the United States)
It's not too late to make an impact! Donations will be accepted through June 7, 2011.
Click here to see more pictures from the walk.
Photographs courtesy of Chris Rohleder.
Thank you for our national sponsors:
The Style Network
Thank you to our NYC sponsors:
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Time Warner Cable
For more information about
The Power Walk for Dress for Success, please click here.