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First Annual Future Influence Gala Leaves Its Mark On Education



The First Annual Future Influence Gala took place on Monday night at Golf & Body in Midtown to benefit Yspaniola's efforts in helping bring education to the Dominican Republic. This gala was a first of many more to come in the future and did not lack in entertainment and fun for a great cause.

The gala had 5 open bars with cocktail stations which featured spirits such as Snow Leopard Vodka, The Macallan and DR's finest, Brugal Rum. VIP guests such as Jeff Cumberland and David Nelson of the New York Jets, as well as New York Giants players Spencer Paysinger and Prince Amukamara mingled with guests as we all snacked on small bites, bided in the silent auction and had some fun using the golf stimulator. The night honored Richard “Big Daddy” Salgado and his brother Louis Salgado for their many years of philanthropic work.

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A ‘Mani’Cure for a Cause

There’s nothing wrong with seeing life through rose-colored glasses. At least cityMANi, New York City’s recently established order-in manicure service, seems to agree. On October 14th, the company hosted an intimate pink-themed party at sideBAR to support breast cancer research (a portion of the evening’s proceeds were donated to the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC foundation).

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The First Annual Future Influence Gala Benefitting Equal Access to Education

It's hard to imagine growing up without schooling, but this is sadly a reality for many children in the Dominican Republic. To help aide in the effort to bring education to such poor communities in the Dominican Republic, the First Annual Future Influence Gala was created.

The gala will take place at Golf and Body NYC and will honor Richard “Big Daddy” Salgado for his many years of philanthropy, as well as benefit Ypaniola.org, a nonprofit organization that is supporting these educational initiatives. Join this first gala with confirmed attendees including Shawn Mayer,Prince Amukamara, Marvin Washington, Tiki Barber, Lawrence Taylor as well as other professional athletes, agents and coaches. There will also be a premium open bar featuring The Macallan, Brugal Rum, Snow Leopard Vodka and more. There will also be food served from top restaurants around NYC as well as a night of entertainment.

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3LAU Releases Dance Floor Filth 4

Justin Blau, the superstar producer and DJ known as 3LAU, has just released Dance Floor Filth 4, his fifth album in five years. Featuring a mashup of material from the likes of Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Incubus, and others, this newest installment in his Dance Floor Filth compilation series can best be characterized as diverse and eclectic. It has something for everyone, with seven mixes/edits ranging from progressive to deep.

The critically-acclaimed artist has also made an impact in the world outside of music. DFF4, released in honor of the second school he's helped build, stands as testament to this. 3LAU has worked vigorously with the non-profit organization Pencils of Promise to promote progress in education in the developing world.

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Bar-Hopping For A Cause: It's Cocktails For Comfort

Get ready for a boozy adventure which also supports a great cause. Starting on October 10th, eight bars throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens will be featuring specialty cocktails created to support Chemo Comfort — an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for chemo patients. Running until October 19, this ten-day event will be known as Cocktails for Comfort.

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Stella McCartney and Kate Moss Fight For the Cure

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year, Kate Moss and Stella McCartney have teamed up to support the cause. With the beautiful Moss as the face of the campaign, McCartney proves charity is sexy with a line of eye-popping, fashionable, all-pink lingerie. Priced within a reasonable $40 to $80, all proceeds will be going to a new mammography suite at the Linda McCartney Centre.

The British designer’s mother, Linda McCartney, passed away from breast cancer at the age of 56, the impetus for McCartney’s steadfast will to raise awareness for the cause.

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During October We Wear Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness

1.) If you love wine and want to donate to breast cancer research, this is the product for you! This year, a portion of the sales from Rabbit’s Original Corkscrew ($50) in Pink will be donated to Breast Cancer Research. The product features an automatic cork release, it pulls a cork in 3 seconds flat, it works on all bottle sizes and cork types, and there is a foil cutter and extra spiral included. Get your drink on and purchase one of these not only to donate to breast cancer research but to make your life a bit easier as well!

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The Movement Launches ReXist360 and Moves for The National Brain Tumor Society



The Movement, which opened in May of this year, is taking Flatiron by storm with its innovative ideas about fitness and charity. When you decide to take one of the various body strengthening classes at The Movement, remember that you aren't just taking care of yourself, but you're helping anyone struggling with a brain tumor. The Movement donates $1 for each person in each of their classes to The National Brain Tumor Society, which is hard at work as well researching brain tumors and looking for a cure.

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ELEW and the Equestrian Aid Foundation Celebrate Jump For Hope at HAUS

This past Friday night, international spectators from the Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex, gathered at the newly opened HAUS nightclub ( 285 W Broadway) for the Jumps For Hope fundraising event for the Equestrian Aid Foundation. The night was hosted by HAUS’ Margaret Horowitz and Kevin Crawford, as well as a committee of equestrians including Karen O’Conner, Nic Roldan, Nick Dello Joio, Jamie Krauss Hess and Jenny Oz LeRoy.

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100 Montaditos Presents: The First Annual Running of the Bulls

Now is your chance to emulate Ernest Hemmingway and run with the bulls and you don’t have to go to Pamplona, Spain to do so. 100 Montaditos presents its first annual Running of the Bulls right here in New York City, on Thursday, September 18th, in conjunction with the grand opening of their second location on Ludlow Street. All participants will meet up at 100 Montaditos’ Bleecker Street location (176 Bleecker St.) where they will be given red t-shirts in honor of the traditional red kerchiefs worn in Pamplona, Spain. The event will proceed for about one mile over to the new eatery at 177 Ludlow St. Led by a bull-rigged Harley Davidson and several other faux bulls, participants will run, walk or stroll to the Ludlow Street finish line where their efforts will be rewarded with a two-hour party featuring 100 Montaditos signature tapas-sized rolls and an open bar. 100 Montaditos strongly encourages early registration to be a part of this New York twist on the 14th century-Spanish festival for an evening of excitement, food and drink all while helping combat hunger in New York City.

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Strip House Midtown to Host Wine Dinner to Benefit Birdies for Breast Cancer

Love golf? Love food? Love supporting the fight against breast cancer? Then this charity event is for you. On Tuesday, September 23rd, Cristie Kerr, 16-time LPGA champion, and Suzanne Pride Bryan of Pride Mountain Vinyards will be hosting a delicious dinner you won’t want to miss. The dinner will be held at Strip House Midtown to benefit Birdies for Breast Cancer, a nonprofit organization that focuses its efforts on breast health awareness and raising money for breast cancer research. Since its start, Birdies for Breast Cancer, has raised over $3 million dollars.