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MAY 4 LUNCHEON: Wear Yellow, Live Strong: How Austin''s Champion Charity Spread its Yellow Fever - The Lance Armstrong Foundation

Join PRSA Houston on May 4 to hear from Michelle Milford, spokesperson and associate director of public relations for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

You have likely seen them on wrists of presidential candidates, rock stars, celebrities and Olympians.  More importantly, they adorn the wrists of cancer advocates, cancer patients, cancer fighters and cancer survivors.  The Wear Yellow Live Strong wristband Campaign was born on a Nike campus and flourishes here in Austin, Texas and all around the world - all for the benefit of the Lance Armstrong Foundation''s (LAF) mission of helping people with cancer live strong.  
 
It is a campaign that has spawned imitation from everyone from the University of Virginia to your local Gap and created a windfall of more than $35 million dollars for the programs of the LAF.  LIVESTRONG wristbands have been featured in publications ranging from People Magazine to the Wall Street Journal ... and Lance says he is never  taking his wristband off.   
 
The presentation will include a discussion of the strategy, the tactics and the unforeseen hurdles of the campaign as well as a view from inside a media frenzy.  The discussion will also briefly examine the changing brand of the LAF and the challenges and opportunities a PR person faces when your famous namesake breaks a world record.

Details

NEW LOCATION: Courtyard on St. James
1885 St. James Place (Between Westheimer and San Felipe)
WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

To Register
For more information or to register, call 281-870-1717 or visit http://www.prsahouston.org/en/cev/?130

Sponsors
Our May luncheon sponsors are KHOU-TV, Southwest Airlines and U.S. Newswire.
Our May A/V sponsor is Schipul - The Web Marketing Company.

 

Lisa Martin
(713) 351-6469
713-351-6059
Author: Lisa Martin
Phone: (713) 351-6469
Fax: 713-351-6059
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Category: monthly meeting | Sub Category: may 2005