Pin-Ups For Vets Founder and Calendar Model, Gina Elise, is bringing back the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood for a unique fundraiser event to improve healthcare rehabilitation programs that support ill and injured Veterans across the U.S.
LOS ANGELES, California–February 25, 2012—Award-winning non-profit organization, Pin-Ups For Vets, is inviting the public to a fun-filled and nostalgic fundraiser event for hospitalized Veterans on the evening of February 25, 2012, at 9:00 pm, at The Colony, 1743 N. Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood. The “Hollywood Razzle Dazzle” is a much-anticipated event in Los Angeles.
Dubbed by the deployed troops as “The Betty Grable Of A New Generation”, Gina Elise, CEO and Founder of Pin-Ups For Vets, an annual pin-up calendar project benefitting hospitalized Veterans, is joining forces with the styling team of Classic Glamour Dolls and The Pin Up Magazine to host this nostalgic 1940’s-inspired fundraiser event that will feature exciting performances by Hollywood’s hottest dance troupe, Miss Dakota’s Burlesque All Stars, a flashy performance by the singing Swing Dames, luscious desserts by Sweet Square, a calendar signing by calendar model, Gina Elise, featured in the 2012 Pin-Ups For Vets pin-up calendar, and a chance for local women to compete as pin-up girls in the “Miss Glamour Doll” pin-up contest.
“For this special fundraiser event that wil help improve our Veterans’ healthcare, we wanted to bring back the decade of the 1940’s when pin-up girls like Betty Grable boosted morale for thousands of brave service members fighting overseas during WWII,” said Pin-Ups For Vets Gina Elise. “ The winner of the “Miss Glamour Doll” contest will win a complimentary LA N LA photo shoot ( a $500.00 value) with the Classic Glamour Dolls hair and make-up team, along with LA photographer, Markus Menchaca. The winner will also be featured as “Pin-Up of the Month” in the April issue of The Pin Up Magazine and will also win a one year subscription to The Pin Up Magazine,” explains Elise.
“This month of February also marks the week where citizens express appreciation to hospitalized Veterans. People are encouraged to visit hospitalized Veterans and become involved as volunteers to help out in local VA Hospitals. More than 98,000 Veterans of the U.S. armed services are cared for every day in VA medical centers, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes,” says Elise who is currently on a 50-state VA Hospital tour to make personal bedside visits and bring appreciation gifts to our Nation’s heroes.
Elise goes on to say, “ Our exciting “Hollywood Razzle Dazzle” event will be a great night for entertainment and will also bring attention to the importance of improving health care for our ill and injured Veterans in VA Hospitals across the United States.”
About Pin-Ups For Vets:
Gina Elise, Founder, CEO, and Model in the Pin-Ups For Vets annual calendar fundraiser project that benefits hospitalized Veterans, has made thousands of personal bedside visits to ill and injured Veterans to boost morale and deliver appreciation gifts during her 50-state VA Hospital Tour. Elise has been dubbed by the U.S. deployed troops as “the calendar angel” and has had 8 American flags flown over military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan in honor of the work her organization is doing to improve Veterans’ healthcare. This popular calendar fundraiser project, that has earned serveral community service awards, has donated $50,000 to V.A. and military hospitals to help purchase much-needed rehabilitation equipment for physical, occupational and cognitive therapy programs that support hospitalized Veterans across the U.S. The organization has released its 6th annual calendar.