Press/Event Release:Inspired In New York Honors MIKE RUIZ & NIGEL BARKER MAY 22, 2012

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Inspired In New York Honors MIKE RUIZ & NIGEL BARKER

Presenters: Martin Berusch & Juli Piechovski (ABC’s “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23”)
Event Date: MAY 22, 2012 in NYC

MAY 7, 2012 – NEW YORK CITY – MIKE RUIZ, world-renowned photographer, TV personality, former model, actor, spokesperson, creative director and director and NIGEL BARKER, acclaimed photographer, filmmaker, former model, author and philanthropist are being honored by INSPIRED IN NEW YORK on May 22, 2012 at the trè chic Toro Lounge at the Smyth Hotel in historic Tribeca, New York. Attendance is by INVITE ONLY.

Mike Ruiz and Nigel Barker were chosen to receive this recognition by the honorable Councilman Ruben Wills due to their many years as innovators and trendsetters in the arts media and entertainment industries. All honorees will receive a proclamation from New York for their contributions.

The Inspired event supports the Cover Girls For Change 46664 Campaign. DIONNE WARWICK, former Ambassador of Health for the Reagan administration and U.S. Ambassador of the 46664 Nelson Mandela Foundation has joined forces with THULI DUMAKUDE, of the Thembalethu Beaders and legendary models MARIA MCDONALD, founder of Cover Girls For Change and SANDI BASS to launch a global campaign to bring awareness to women’s rights and the fight against HIV/AIDS globally. South Africa has the highest number of people infected with HIV in the world. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Thembalethu Beaders and the 46664 Mandela Foundation. http://www.covergirlsforchange.com/

The crème de la crème of the entertainment industry will be in attendance to support and honor these trendsetters and innovators on their very special day.

Media Sponsor: Zephra Magazine.

Contributing Sponsors: MEGA Personalities, Lezplay Radio, A-List Entertainment, Von Boozier Twins, Denimkids.org, Ellique Inc., illUstriam, MNS Media

For press inquiries and further information contact: camille@cmegrp.com

RSVP at: http://inspirednymay2012.eventbrite.com/

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