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Giving Back…

Medical Mission to Nicaragua… Please Share

Twice a year, The doctor I work for- Dr. Ruff of Ruff Plastic Surgery and his wife Jill travel to rural Nicaragua with the Future of Nicaragua Foundation to operate on those in need. To help fund this years’ trips, the Foundation is hosting an event at the Embassy of Nicaragua. I encourage anyone to join us on January 29 for a wonderful evening. For further information or to make a donation of  any amount (because it all helps) please call Cody in our office at 202-785-4187.


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Cancer Sucks, Donate A Wrinkle!


There is hardly a person who has not been touched by breast cancer through personal experience, a family member, friend or colleague.  am fortunate enough to work with amazingly talented and passionate surgeons who every year donate their time & skills to an amazing cause!


Dr. Paul G. Ruff IV and Dr. Michael T. Somenek of Ruff Plastic Surgery in Washington, DC will host the Wrinkle Erase for the Cause on October 1, 2015 at their offices in D.C.’s West End at 2440 M Street, NW, Suite 200.  Wrinkle Erase for the Cause has raised $155,000 for donation over the past five years to benefit breast cancer research and reconstruction awareness.   Drs. Ruff and Somenek will once again be joined by Erwin Gomez of Karma Beauty Lounge in hosting this event.  Dr. Ruff was inspired by his many breast reconstruction patients, his mother, sister and mother-in-law who are all survivors.  Living in Pink, a local breast cancer charity started by Michele Conley, has been the primary beneficiary of the event.  Michele was a double breast cancer survivor who recently passed away in late 2014.  She remains a true inspiration to those whose lives have been touched by this disease.


This year’s event honors her legacy. WEFTC will run from 7:00am to 7:00pm on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Ruff Plastic Surgery, 2440 M Street, NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC  20037.


Refreshments and light fare will be served throughout the day.  The event is based around injections of the common wrinkle fighting treatments (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Juvederm, Restalyn, Radiesse).  If someone is considering one of these treatments, it is a perfect opportunity to donate a few wrinkles and see if the benefits of these treatments are right for oneself.  In the past, nearly half of the donors have been new to injectables as antiaging treatments.


Come join the doctors and staff at Ruff Plastic Surgery and donate a few wrinkles to help save a life.

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District Sample Sale: Red Soles & Champagne

Last week, I went to one of my favorite DC fashion events, the District Sample Sale. I am obsessed with this event for a bunch of reasons. Not only can you have a full-on girls night out but you can spend it shopping for a great cause, too. This year, part of the proceeds from the event when to the DC Diaper Bank. While I shopped, I also got to enjoy soooo many goodies! Restaurants from around the District such as Chaplin, Policy and Del Campo catered the event and served amazing cocktails.

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There was also a silent auction, a DJ to keep everyone moving through racks of clothes and raffles that gave away to-die for prizes. Some of the stores I shopped were South Moon Under, Emporium DNA, Sophie Blake & Erika Schrieber, Propper Topper and so many more.


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District Sample Sale is such an amazing DC event that happens every Spring and Fall. They pick different women’s and children’s focused charities every season to help give back to those in need! A staple of DC, this event is around to stay and I can’t wait to go back next season. I also got to put some Kelley Know’s goodies in the VIP gift bags!