2013 H.U.G. Awards Honorees Announced

Heather Thomson, of Yummie by Heather Thomson; René Rofé, of International Intimates Inc., and  Dorothy Galligan, intimate apparel fit model

Above: H.U.G. Awards Honorees Heather Thomson, of Yummie by Heather Thomson; René Rofé, of International Intimates Inc., and Dorothy Galligan, intimate apparel fit model to be honored at Gala.

“We have a terrific slate of honorees who represent top talent in different areas of the intimate apparel industry…” – Michael De Prisco, IASC President.

The Intimate Apparel Square Club (IASC), a New York-based charitable organization, announced that its annual H.U.G. Awards gala fundraiser will have three distinguished honorees: Yummie by Heather Thomson Founder/Chief Creative Officer Heather Thomson, International Intimates Inc. Founder, President & CEO René Rofé, and celebrated intimate apparel industry fit model Dorothy Galligan, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The event will take place on Monday, November 4, 2013 at the 230 FIFTH PENTHOUSE to raise funds for pediatric services at Rusk and Tisch Hospital, part of the Hassenfeld Pediatric Center at NYU Langone.

The gala will have a Jazz Era theme and legendary dancer Josephine Baker’s son Jean-Claude Baker, owner of Chez Josephine, will serve as the emcee.

“We’re very excited about this year’s H.U.G. Gala,” said IASC President Michael De Prisco. “We have a terrific slate of honorees who represent top talent in different areas of the intimate apparel industry and a wonderful emcee who brings the elegance of Josephine Baker’s legacy to our Jazz Era theme.”

The annual H.U.G. Gala brings together leaders in the fashion and retail industries to raise funds for the IASC’s campaign in support of pediatric treatment and rehabilitation. To date, the H.U.G. Gala has raised more than $5 million for programs at Rusk and Tisch. Individuals or organizations interested in purchasing tickets for this year’s fundraiser or making a donation to the IASC NYU Langone Pediatric Services campaign may contact the IASC at 845-758-5752.

About The IASC and The H.U.G. Award

The Intimate Apparel Square Club (IASC) was founded in1955 with the mission of uniting professionals in intimate apparel and related industries as a charitable organization and to participate in activities that reflect positively on the membership. For 57 years, the IASC has honored well-respected, high-profile companies and individuals at its annual fundraiser, which was renamed the H.U.G. (Help Us Give) Gala in 1998. The IASC’s membership includes management executives, designers and salespeople, among other professionals. Initially focused on charities for the blind and the elderly, the IASC broadened its scope over the years and today supports a variety of charitable organizations, with pediatric services at Rusk and Tisch Hospital, among other programs at NYU Langone Medical Center, being the primary beneficiaries of its fundraising. For more information, visit www.thehugaward.org.

Media Contact for Intimate Apparel Square Club:
Edgar Trinidad, 646-331-6333;
Edgar.Trinidad.2012@gmail.com

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