Being a publicist is great. You get instant gratification by seeing your clients’ names in the papers and their faces on television. Lasting gratification comes from the people you meet in the process and who remain in your life.
I was lucky enough to be part of a determined team of Montrealers who mobilized right after the earthquake to put together a Benefit-Show called “L’Union Fait La Force” at Montreal’s Telus Theatre. It was fantastic but for me, it was only the first of many initiatives I want to be part of to help Haiti.
Cue-in my next mandate: Montrealer designer Helmer. At next month’s Montreal Fashion Week, Helmer (always a favourite & a must at the bi-annual event) will present a Charity Fashion Show. Funds will be remitted to Handicap International with plans for short, medium & long term projects which include urgent and immediate needs along with social reinsertion for handicapped artisans.
The Fashion Show will be next March 1st. I can’t wait and truth be told, it doesn’t hurt that Helmer will dress me up that day. PR for Haiti while wearing gorgeous clothes? I’m in.