Vanessa Williams stops by the VFTB studio

July 21, 2009 5:02:09 PM PDT
From the Hit ABC series "Ugly Betty," actress and singer Vanessa Williams, along with Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, promote an important event that women can attend for free!

About Dress for Success:
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 90 cities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, the UK and the West Indies. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 500,000 women work towards self-sufficiency.

As part of the donation to Dress for Success, up to $50,000 of the total $250,000 donation will be generated through an online drive, with Allergan donating $2 to the organization on behalf of each of the first 25,000 people who visit and register on the campaign Web site, ExpressSuccessCampaign.com. When pledging support on the Web site, people also can enter to win a trip for two to New York City to have lunch with Vanessa Williams, read Vanessa's personal blog as well as get interview and workplace tips.

In addition to the donation, the "BOTOX® Cosmetic: Express Success" campaign includes a series of educational events featuring campaign ambassador, Vanessa Williams, Dress for Success CEO Joi Gordon and an aesthetic-specialty physician. The events will take place in select markets across the country where consumers will be able to support Dress for Success by donating nearly new professional attire as a cost of entry, while learning about fast and simple tips for working women, including treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Show support for Dress for Success, an organization that helps disadvantaged women succeed in the workforce, by joining actress and singer Vanessa Williams and Allergan, Inc., the maker of BOTOX® Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A) for an evening event celebrating the spirit of giving back. Details: http://www.dressforsuccess.org

Event information:
At the "BOTOX® Cosmetic: Express Success" charitable education event attendees will be able to support Dress for Success while learning fast and simple beauty tips ranging from hairstyling to make-up for working women from local stylists and make-up artists. The event will feature informational presentations by campaign spokesperson Vanessa Williams, CEO of Dress for Success Joi Gordon, and a nationally known physician who will provide accurate information about BOTOX® Cosmetic and answer questions about what to expect from treatment.

All attendees will have the chance to win great prizes, including one of 50 vouchers for a complimentary consultation with a local aesthetic-specialty physician and, if appropriate, complimentary treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 21st from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: The St. Regis San Francisco; The Gallery Ballroom (located on Level Two); 125 Third Street

COST: In the spirit of giving back, the price of admission is the contribution of nearly new professional attire, accessories, or a monetary donation to benefit the San Francisco chapter of Dress for Success.

WHY: In honor of working women who have helped make BOTOX® Cosmetic the most popular physician-administered aesthetic treatment for the last seven years, Allergan launched the "BOTOX® Cosmetic: Express Success" charitable education campaign and made a $250,000 donation to Dress for Success.

In addition, Allergan will donate $2 to Dress for Success on behalf of the first 25,000 people who visit and register on http://www.expresssuccesscampaign.com.

RSVP: Email your name to ExpressSuccess@ccapr.com

About Vanessa Williams:
Vanessa Williams has achieved success in every area of entertainment, including the worlds of music, theatre, film and television. She has sold millions of albums, earning multiple Grammy® Award nominations and countless other awards and honors. She has starred in numerous films, television and Broadway productions and has won or been nominated for the Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild® awards and has won two NAACP Image Awards for her role as the deliciously wicked Wilhelmina Slater on the hit ABC series, "Ugly Betty." Concord Records will release her 13th album, "The Real Thing" in June and she recently appeared in the box-office hit, "Hannah Montana: The Movie."


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