Stella McCartney and Fern Mallis Honored at David Lynch Foundation’s Women Of Vision Benefit Luncheon
Proceeds from the event helped fund a NYC initiative
to teach 1000 women survivors of domestic violence to meditate
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) hosted the 2nd Annual Women Of Vision event to benefit women and children survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The event honored fashion icons Fern Mallis and Stella McCartney, who both received Humanitarian Awards for their contributions to the fashion industry and tremendous support for women in need. Proceeds from the event go towards helping to fund a New York City initiative to teach Transcendental Meditation (TM) to 1000 women survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
The David Lynch Foundation also honored recent graduates, Leybe Diaz and Amber Wilkerson, of their Women’s Health Initiative with the 2018 Courage Award. The Courage Award honors individuals or organizations who have overcome considerable adversity to heal the traumas of life and develop their own creative potential, while uplifting the quality of life for all around them.
Eco-conscious jewelry and accessories brand ALEX AND ANI served as the presenting sponsor of this event. The brand is committed to furthering DLF’s mission through its MEDITATING EYE collection, co-designed by David Lynch, which contributes 20% of the purchase price of each piece to the foundation.
The David Lynch Foundation provides Transcendental Meditation (TM) training to numerous at-risk populations. TM is a simple, easily-learned mental technique, practiced for 20 minutes twice daily, which has been proven to reduce acute and chronic stress and stress-related disorders, decrease anxiety and depression and help individuals overcome addictions. TM also develops the brain, increase creativity and sharpen focus and produce a unique state of “restful alertness.” More than 370 studies have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals documenting the effectiveness of TM for reducing stress and stress-related disorders while improving health, cognitive function and behavior. The National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense have provided nearly $30 million in grants to further study the benefits of TM for heart health and post-traumatic stress disorder.
May 8, 2018
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To learn more about the David Lynch Foundation visit www.davidlynchfoundation.org.
About The David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to fund the implementation of scientifically proven stress-reducing modalities including Transcendental Meditation, for at-risk populations such as underserved inner-city students; veterans with PTSD and their families; women and girls who have been victims of violence, rape, and abuse; American Indians suffering from diabetes and high suicide rates; homeless adults and teens participating in reentry programs; and incarcerated adults and juveniles. For more information, visit www.davidlynchfoundation.org.
About ALEX AND ANI
ALEX AND ANI creates meaningful, eco-conscious jewelry and accessories to positively empower and connect humanity. Carolyn Rafaelian, Founder, CEO, and Chief Creative Officer designs each piece. Carolyn believes that every individual has their own positive energy to share with the world. By incorporating powerful symbolism and personal meaning into each product, ALEX AND ANI provides a wearable and beautiful way for consumers to express their individuality. The company is passionate about the wellbeing of our planet, our communities, and our individual paths. ALEX AND ANI uses recycled materials with eco-conscious processes. Its CHARITY BY DESIGN division has strengthened non-profit organizations through innovative partnerships and collaborative experiences, resulting in donations of more than $50 million. An Inc. 500 Company, ALEX AND ANI has retail stores as well as retail partners worldwide. ALEX AND ANI products are proudly designed and crafted in America and made with love. The company’s World Headquarters is located in the greater Providence, Rhode Island area. Please visit alexandani.com for more information.