Giuliana Rancic to Receive “Caring is Sexy” Award from Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and Sexy Hair

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Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and Sexy Hair announces that Giuliana Rancic is the first-ever recipient of the “Caring is Sexy” Award. Honor bestowed on May 21 in Los Angeles at the 38th Annual Gracie Awards.

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We look forward to honoring Giuliana Rancic at the Gracie Awards – both with a Gracie for her work on Giuliana & Bill as well as this exciting new award honoring her service.

Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and Sexy Hair announce that Giuliana Rancic is the first-ever recipient of the “Caring is Sexy” Award. The inaugural AWMF and Sexy Hair “Caring is Sexy” Award will be presented at the 38th Annual Gracie Awards Gala on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Reflecting AWMF and Sexy Hair’s commitment to giving back to the community, the “Caring is Sexy” Award honors an individual who practices exceptional acts of kindness.

Giuliana Rancic is an entertainment journalist, fashion and beauty expert, and television personality with over 3 million followers on Twitter. She is the co-anchor of E! News alongside Terrence Jenkins, and is one of the co-hosts of E!’s hugely popular Fashion Police team alongside Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne, and George Kotsiopoulos. She’s been on E!’s Live From the Red Carpet for every mega-event in the entertainment industry (Oscars, Grammy Awards, Golden Globes) interviewing the stars and getting breaking Hollywood scoop. Giuliana serves as one of the executive producers for Style Network’s hit docu-series “Giuliana & Bill.” The show is also co-produced under You & I Productions, the production company she shares with her husband, Bill. “Giuliana & Bill” is set to premiere its sixth season this summer on the Style Network.

Giuliana is a champion for several causes that have affected her personally, including infertility and breast cancer. She has used her platform to increase awareness, promote patient advocacy, and let millions of women facing these challenging life crises that they are not alone. Giuliana recently created "Fab-U-Wish," a program to grant fashion, beauty, and celebrity-themed wishes to women battling breast cancer. This program is just one aspect of her ongoing mission to help those going through hardships to find happiness and a positive outlook on life. Others include Bright Pink, Operation Smile, Dress for Success, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago, the Children's Miracle Networks, and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.

“Sexy Hair’s perception of beauty extends way beyond a woman’s outward appearance. It’s a woman’s inner confidence, strength, and passion for life that truly makes her shine,” said Jennifer Parks, Senior Vice President of Sales for Sexy Hair. “This year’s recipient of the Caring Is Sexy Award truly exemplifies the ‘Caring Is Sexy’ spirit. She is not only grateful for all she has achieved, but she also has a tremendous compassion for others and uses her talents and abilities to make this world a better place...now that is sexy. Sexy Hair is truly proud to honor Giuliana Rancic with the well-earned Caring Is Sexy Award.”

“Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is proud to partner with Sexy Hair to celebrate what truly makes women sexy: substance and spirit,” said AWMF President Erin M. Fuller. “Giuliana has been a long-time supporter of our organization, and a fierce advocate for women in media as well as a host of important social causes. We look forward to honoring Giuliana Rancic at the Gracie Awards – both with a Gracie for her work on Giuliana & Bill as well as this exciting new award honoring her service.”

The Gracie Awards (also known as “the Gracies”) recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women, and about women in all facets of media, including radio, television, cable, and new media. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multi-faceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features, and other programs.

For more information about the 2013 Gracies, please visit http://www.thegracies.org. For the most up-to-date, insider information, follow the Gracie Awards on Twitter @thegracies. For more information on Sexy Hair, visit http://www.sexyhair.com and follow them on Twitter @SexyHair.

The event is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Automotive Sponsor: Ford Motor Company; Hair Care Sponsor: Sexy Hair; Media Sponsor: Ovation; Publication Sponsors: Broadcasting & Cable and Radio Ink; Table Sponsors: A+E Networks/Lifetime, Al Jazeera Media Network, Arbitron Inc., Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation, CNN, Crown Media Family Networks, Disney|ABC Television Group & ESPN, JSW Productions, Katz Media Group, National Association of Broadcasters, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, NBC News, OWN/Harpo, REELZCHANNEL, Style Network and Universal Television.

For more information about the 2013 Gracies, please visit http://www.thegracies.org. For the most up-to-date, insider information, follow the Gracie Awards on Twitter @thegracies.

About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media advances the influence and impact of women in all forms of media. AWM is a diverse community – whether type of media, job or global location – that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation. Established in 1961 as American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWM harnesses the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.

About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation: The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association, the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. The Foundation also supports Empowering America®, an initiative which pays tribute to many of America’s most pioneering and inspiring women. Through this program, the Foundation provides Empowering America® educational collateral to needy urban middle schools around the country. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards®, a live gala that honors exemplary programming created for, by, and about women.

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