NEW YORK CITY -- (April 17, 2012). Shinko Media LLC (www.shinkomedia.com), an online media sales representation company, supports Follow That Girl NYC (www.followthatgirlnyc.com), an organization that empowers women to empower others, as they kick off their fundraising season with “Flavors Of The City”; a food tasting charity event taking place on May 1, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the world famous Copacabana Rooftop 760, a favorite among style-conscious trendsetters, in the heart of Times Square.
In support of Socks 4 Tots and survivors of domestic abuse, the red carpet event will be hosted by Taylor Armstrong, star of Bravo's hit TV series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and New York Times bestselling author of “Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within.”
You are invited to enjoy an evening of culinary delights prepared by some of today’s most food-forward celebrity chefs. Among them are honoree, restaurateur, TV personality and author of “In a Cuban Kitchen,” Chef Alex Garcia and Chef Joe ‘JJ’ Johnson the winner of Rocco’s Dinner Party Bravo. Other participating restaurants include Benjamin Steakhouse, BICE Ristorante, Mamajuana Café, The Counter, Sazon and Circus Fine Brazilian Cuisine. Top-notch desserts from standouts like Georgetown Cupcake divas, Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne of TLC’s DC Cupcakes and Sugar Flower Cake Shop will also be served.
Imani Laners, CEO and Chief Sales Officer of Shinko Media says, “We are happy to support Follow That Girl NYC in their mission to empower women. This event will not only raise awareness about domestic abuse but will show that there is a strong support system for survivors.”
Sanford A. Rubenstein, one of New York's most sought-after advocates for victims' rights in personal injury and civil rights matters, will also be honored at the event for his work representing female victims of violence, women against women and men against women.
A portion of the proceeds collected through ticket sales and all the proceeds from the silent auction will go towards Socks 4 Tots. Guest can maximize their donation by bidding on items donated by Del Frisco’s, Shansen Jewelery by Tamsen and Shannon, Liz Russell AVEDA Salon, BICE Restaurant, Clear by Tasheka, Ketta Vaughn Cosmetics and more.
Sponsors for this charity event include Shinko Media, PNC Bank New York, Vita Coco, Beach Bum, Copacabana, Liz Russell Aveda Salon, Izze Beverage Company, John Allan's, Zodiac Brand Management, Linnea Johansson, Xanté, Hint Water, Sazon, Muzita Bistro, and Emanuel Andren Gastronomy AB.
Tickets to “Flavors Of The City” charity event are $125 in advance, $150 at the door, and available at http://www.followthatgirlnyc.com. VIP packages are also available.
About Shinko Media
Shinko Media is an independent online media sales representation company that provides advertisers local and national online strategies across their suite of publishers. Marketers and agencies trust Shinko Media to create campaigns that speak directly to the end users, letting them know they are understood and valued. The end goal is to create loyal relationships that ultimately increase sales and brand exposure. The firm drives unparalleled collaborations between publishers and brands and provides a host of capabilities including display ads, pre-roll video, email, mobile, social media, integrated campaigns, branded content, contests & promotions, custom video segments, and event sponsorships. Visit www.shinkomedia.com for more information.
About Follow That Girl NYC:
Follow That Girl NYC is an organization that empowers women to empower others. Targeting women in the New York metropolitan area, our MISSION is to create an online platform that allows women to elevate their personal brand, fosters personal and mentor relationships and connects individuals through networking and business affiliations. Follow That Girl NYC is the brainchild of style expert and philanthropist Liz Russell, who sought an environment where women could come together to grow professionally while motivating others.
About Socks 4 Tots:
Established in May 2007, Socks 4 Tots is a non-profit 501(c) 3 community-based organization created as a vehicle to serve homeless families and victims of domestic abuse. Proceeds from Flavors of the City's ticket sales and silent auction will support their cause.