Jewels and Pinstripes Loves Being Part of the Cure

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Premier gift bag company provides celebrity and VIP gift bags and live auction items to benefit Stem Cell Research at the Finding a CureÂ?A Love Story Gala honoring Dana Reeve and Barbara Davis.

Love was in the air, and in the gift bags, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday night, May 14th as Jewels and Pinstripes presented custom crafted thank you bags to the Very Important People who contributed to the overwhelming success of the Second Annual Love For A Cure Gala. Benefiting stem cell research, the evening highlights included Robin Williams presenting Dana Reeve with the Caregiver Award, while Larry King honored Barbara Davis with the Angel Award. Elton John also congratulated Barbara Davis and Dana Reeve via video.

Julie Kenney, founder of Jewels and Pinstripes, said her company was proud to take part in such an important event. "This was truly an inspiring occasion. The effort that went into planning every detail reflected the dedication of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the JDRF, and they are to be commended for their tremendous success."

Executive Director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Elizabeth Jackson, was equally appreciative of Jewels and Pinstripes' consistent commitment to supporting the charities they work with. "In addition to the amazing gift bags valued at over $4400 they created for our valued supporters, the items Kenney and her company were able to secure for our live auction raised over $20,000 for stem cell research. That was an incredibly valuable addition." Those auction items included a $10,500 package to the Canyon Ranch Resort (http://www.canyonranch.com), a commissioned portrait from pop artist Romero Britto (http://www.britto.com), valued at $18,000 and a Jewels and Pinstripes VIP Package, full of luxury items totaling $9600 (http://www.jewelsandpinstripes.com).

Kenney explained that creating the VIP Package was a pleasure. "Once we had put together a fantastic assortment of gifts for the very special people who gave so much to make the event a success, we simply topped one bag off with a little extra." That final touch included a trip to Marquis Los Cabos, a $1,000 gift certificate for Shari's Berries and a luxurious silk blanket from Kumi Kookoon. After packing it all in a Ghurka Avion large duffle, it was valued at over $9,600. "This is just one of the ways Jewels and Pinstripes can show our support for the people and causes we work with," said Kenney.

Jewels and Pinstripes has, in fact, made raising funds part of doing business. "To date, we have helped to raise over $100,000 for the charities we have been involved with," Kenney said. "In fact, we are auctioning off another autographed gift bag online." Kenney added that there is also an opportunity to win a gift bag through Entertainment Tonight online. One lucky visitor to http://et.tv.yahoo.com/contests/2005/05/17/findcurebasket/ will win a gift bag filled with the same treasures that Nicky Hilton, Elton John, Larry King and Robin Williams discovered in their thank you bags. Each recipient will "feel the love" for months to come as they enjoy the contents of their Jewels and Pinstripes gift bag including:

Family Cord Blood Services~ Cord Blood Banking Certificate that includes enrollment, collection kit, processing, and storage, http://www.familycordbloodservices.com

Ghurka~ Avion Large Duffle, Made of high performance, water resistant nylon, this unisex duffle bag is ideal for traveling. The matching pouch, which acts as a detachable inside pocket, allows the duffle to pack away parachute style when not in use, http://www.ghurka.com

Elizabeth Grant~ Torricelumn Pur Exclusives Day Protection with SPF 15 -, Torricelumn Pur Essence Extreme Line Treatment For Face - Torricelumn Pur Exclusives Essence of Torricelumn- http://www.elizabethgrant.com

Vera Bradley~ Lime Green Pocket Hobo and Apple Green Cosmetic Travel Case, http://www.verabradley.com

Maya Rivers~ Certificate for Personal Private Fitness Training, http://www.mayarivers.com

Twisted Silver~ Twisted Silver "Bling" earrings and gift certificate for Convertible "Bling" Belt/Necklace, http://www.twistedsilver.biz

Britto~ Swarovski crystal compact created by Romero Britto, Pop Artist, http://www.britto.com

Shari's Berries~ Gift certificate for one dozen chocolate covered strawberries, http://www.berries.com

Carry a Tune Purses~ Purse made from original vintage record lp's, http://www.carryatunepurses.com

Acne Treatment Clinic~ Don't let bad skin ruin a good day. Facial Cleanser, Sulfur Mask, Sunscreen, http://www.stoptakingdrugsforacne.com

Amy Schwab Designs~ Smashing silk sash belt adorned with a glamorous rhinestone buckle by Amy Schwab Designs, http://www.amyschwabdesigns.com

Parks Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 (Napa Valley) - A rich and well ripened Cabernet Sauvignon produced from grapes grown in one of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley. Aged in French oak, parks@vom.com

PNY Technologies~ Ideal for the modern mobile lifestyle, PNY Technologies' Attaché USB 256 MB Flash Drive is a portable memory storage solution for your pictures, music, data and more, http://www.pny.com

DeuS, Brut de Flandres-~ Beer, Flutes and Ice Bucket, DeuS is brewed with the finest summer barley, select hops and secret herbs and spices, but unlike any other Belgian specialty, it undergoes a lengthy, expensive maturation in France, http://www.mbibeer.com

HEAVY DUTY~ Jump Start Kit, This kit contains high performance skin care; #1 rated hand cream, shower gel, body scrub, and shave cream, http://www.heavydutyco.com

Kumi Kookoon~ Silk eye mask, and 20% off certificate, http://www.kookoon.com

Vista Care~ Remember Bracelet, http://www.vistacare.com

ChocoSoy~ is a delicious chocolate, made from non-dairy, and lactose-free, non-GMO soy milk. ChocoSoy, which is 100% Vegan, provides pure bliss to your senses, and a rich amount of healthy soy isoflavones, to your heart and bones, http://www.chocosoy.com

About Jewels and Pinstripes

Founded in October of 2004, Jewels and Pinstripes is a premier designer of luxury gift bags, specializing in creating VIP thank-you bags for charity benefits. Inspired by the dedication of the organizations they work with, Jewels and Pinstripes regularly donates gift bags for auction, and has raised over $100,000 for events that include The Carousel of Hope, Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night, Race to Erase MS Event, and Chris Evert’s Pro-Celebrity Classic. Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Matthew Perry, Faith Hill, Beyonce, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood top the long list of lucky Jewels and Pinstripes recipients. The gift bags and their extraordinary contents regularly attract the attention of leading media outlets including Extra, People.com, Us Weekly, Inc.com, and FoxNews. For more information about Jewels and Pinstripes, please visit our website at http://www.jewelsandpinstripes.com

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Julie Kenney

925.998.6533                                        

http://www.jewelsandpinstripes.com

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