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Monday, April 26, 2010

Inspiring Mom and Event

I want to tell you about the amazing Beth Nonte Russell and a great event coming up in a few days in DC at Apres Peau. I hope you will join me at this event -- the invite is posted below.

Beth is an author, psychologist, philanthropist and fragrance creator who resides in McLean with her husband DC lobbyist Randy Russell and two children. She wrote the best-selling book, Forever Lily (published by Touchstone, Simon and Shuster and currently being adapted into a screenplay), about the unexpected adoption of her daughter from China (Lily is now ten and Beth has since adopted a second daughter) and founded the Golden Phoenix Foundation which aims to end child abandonment worldwide.

Most recently, Beth created a fragrance called foreverlily, which was inspired by her book. The fragrance is worn by celebs like Dana Delaney and Jessica Alba. A portion of the proceeds from all sales are donated to the foundation. Beth just returned recently from China where she visited orphanages, met with governing officers and set forth plans, through her foundation, to build Lily Houses for girls who "age-out” of adoption homes.

This week, her fragrance will be launched at Apres Peau at an event hosted by Dr. Tina Alster. Beth will offer an introduction and autograph books. For every bottle sold, ten dollars will be given to the Golden Phoenix Foundation.

Hope to see you this Wednesday!



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