Thursday, March 21, 2013

Georges Malaika Foundation & Noella Coursaris Musunka host annual fundraiser in NYC

“It’s great. The turnout is unbelievable. So many more people than we expected to come see what is Congo ... It’s about artists, it’s about intellectuals, it's about different and interesting parts of the world. We have all come together as Africans, and we want peace in our country. All the youths coming together. The fashion, the designers of the fashion show event are all from Congo. So it’s really Congo, the girls, the mission of Congo and positiveness.”
~~ Noella Coursaris Musunka, Model/Humanitarian/Founder, Georges Malaika Foundation
, at Asellina, New York City, March 19, 2013

Photo right, Noella Coursaris Musunka on the red carpet discussing mission of Georges Malaika Foundation.

Photo below left, Noella Coursaris Musunka front center with Congolese fashion designer (left) and FOX5 Good Day NY meteorologist Mike Woods. Second row, fashion show models.
The "see what you missed video" montage of the Georges Malaika Foundation & Noella Coursaris Musunka “The Rise of the Congo: Empowering Through Education” Fundraiser 2013 will be here soon so visit often and bookmark this page!

Also worth mentioning, March is officially Woman's History Month, and what better way to celebrate by including the amazing difference in the world model and humanitarian,Noella Coursaris Musunka, is making?

The "See What You Missed Montage" video is here. Yeah!

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, the best in Broadcast News, Weather, Arts, Philanthropy, Athletics, Education and Healthcare Humanitarianism, etc., gathered to attend the second annual fundraiser hosted by Georges Malaika Foundation & Noella Coursaris Musunka, “The Rise of the Congo: Empowering Through Education” and celebrate Congolese Culture, Fashion and Music.

The event was held at Asellina in New York City, known for it's innovative industrial design, warm sky-high copper archway, and savory authentic, modern, Italian cuisine.

Guest speakers included former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Luis Moreno-Ocampo; humanitarian and daughter of Muhammad Ali Khaliah Ali, who placed the first stone of the GMF school in the Congo; Kara Gerson, Executive Director of the Voss Foundation which partnered with GMF to create two fresh-water wells; Joe Whinney, CEO of Theo Chocolate, who has just collaborated with Ben Affleck to produce a fair trade organic chocolate bar using Congolese cocoa; Dr. Amy Lehman, Founder of the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic in Congo; and fitness expert Holly Rillinger from Flywheel, who will talk about her recent trip to the GMF school to create a sports program.

Among the notables on the red carpet that got to interview included U.S. Olympic Medalist and National Champion, Tim Morehouse and Rachael Kun Morehouse, associate producer of “60 Minutes;” Fox5 Good Day NY meteorologist Mike Woods, TV News Anchors Tamsen Fadal, Cheryl Willis, Stacey Tisdale, and Dr. Amy Lehman, founder of the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic, and many more. Stay tuned for the "One to One with Gloria" interviews to be posted soon on this blog.

For those of you who weren’t able to attend this outstanding event, this article will be updated regularly. Included will be a “see what you missed” video featuring highlights of the event and “One to One” interviews from the red carpet.

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Other Resources (updated regularly)

Noella Coursaris website
Georges Malaika Foundation
Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic
Mike Woods
Cheryl Willis website
Stacey Tisdale
Tim Morehouse
Rachel Kun Morehouse
Camilla Barungi of Project Runway
Kara Gerson, Voss Foundation, Project Clean Water
Margot Bingham
Lauren LoGiudice
Javier Gomez
James Grant PR
James Grant Marketing PR

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