Last night, pop sensations Karmin helped Jimmy Choo celebrate the gift of life in New York. Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan joined the luxury fashion house at the New Museum for DKMS Delete Blood Cancer, to benefit the world’s largest bone marrow donor center. The intimate gathering was hosted by DKMS co-founder Katharina Harf, and her husband, Rebel One Management owner Marc Jordan, True Blood actress Anastasia Ganias.
The evening kicked off with a cocktail hour, as guests took in the Jimmy Choo Cruise 2013 Collection while DJ Mia Moretti played. Katharina Harf, who co-founded DKMS Delete Blood Cancer in memory of her mother who died from leukemia, gave a touching speech about the simple step we can all take to become potential donors. All it takes is a swab of the cheek to register and help save a life.
To cap off the evening, Karmin took to the stage (Amy wearing a gorgeous pair of Jimmy Choo feather platform sandals). The duo performed their hits, including the platinum single “Brokenhearted”. Guests included Kelly Bensimon, Poppy Delevigne, Tali Lennox, Cory Bond, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Ann Caruso, Karen Duffy, Kate Foley, Kenza Fourati, Nicole Galicia, Elizabeth Gilpin, Genevieve Jones, RJ King, Diego Miguel, Mia Moretti, Harley Viera Newton, Lola Rykiel, and Cleo Wade.
“It’s such a treat when we’re given an opportunity to make music for a good cause,” commented Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan. “We’re honored to be a part of DKMS Delete Blood Cancer’s efforts to register bone marrow donors and save lives.” From now til December 16th, a percentage of the proceeds of sales at select Jimmy Choo locations will benefit DKMS Delete Blood Cancer’s mission to register lifesaving bone marrow donors for patients in need. In the United States, blood cancer is the second leading cause of all cancer deaths and kills more children than any other disease. Even though many patients might be saved by a bone marrow transplant, six out of 10 patients will never receive one. DKMS has made it its goal to turn the tide, and save more lives.
Above, Nick Noonan and Amy Heidemann of Karmin are pictured with Katharina Harf of DKMS. Photo credit: Carly Otness/BFA NYC. To learn more about DKMS Delete Blood Cancer, please visit their website.