Amber Lounge Mexico City Partners With Fundación Origen

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The countdown is on to Amber Lounge Mexico City. Founder and CEO Sonia Irvine has announced that the third edition of this prestigious event will raise funds for local charity Fundación Origen, directly benefiting those suffering in the aftermath of last month’s devastating earthquakes.

Fundación Origen is a comprehensive platform caring for women in vulnerable situations, supporting their education, health, human and economic development. In 2003, at the same time that Amber Lounge was founded, the charity’s community development centers began offering vital solutions to women and their families in crisis situations in Mexico, through two social programs: Origin Help Line and Casa Origin Centers.

Following the recent earthquakes, Fundación Origen deployed care brigades of specialized psychologists to provide crisis care for victims. Donations received at their collection centers were distributed in affected states, providing humanitarian aid equivalent to 500 tons.Charitable endeavor has been at the heart of the Amber Lounge philosophy since its very first F1 Drivers Fashion Show in 2006. The occasion is now the prelude to the Grand Prix weekend’s afterparties at three annual events – Monaco, Singapore and Mexico City.

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Beyond the international media attention, Amber Lounge fashion and charity auctions have garnered awareness all over the world and raised more than $5 Million dollars for charitable organizations, including the Special Olympics, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and the Sergio Pérez Foundation. As Amber Lounge is renowned for entertaining the most influential guests, giving back to charity has become a core part of its philosophy.

Founder and CEO Sonia Irvine said “We have many wonderful friends here in Mexico City and it has been very difficult to watch its people experiencing such distress in recent months. This country has always been incredibly kind to Amber Lounge, so we wanted to find a way to return some of that kindness and help the city.”

The weekend starts October 28th, with the SATURDAY EXTRAVAGANZA, including the spectacular Amber Lounge FORMULA 1 Driver Fashion Show featuring a catwalk presentation with designs from some of the world’s top fashion houses. A whole host of acts, including international DJs, dancers and headline sets from a world-class chart-topping artist, conspire to provide non-stop entertainment at the fashion show afterparty. There’s no better way to celebrate an exhilarating Qualifying day on track at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

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The climax to the weekend’s revelry is the SUNDAY GP AFTERPARTY on October 29th. Guests will meet with the F1 drivers and their teams, as they celebrate their Mexico Grand Prix successes. They will also experience live headline performances and spectacular feature acts.

As the #1 Grand Prix party hotspot, Amber Lounge hosts the hottest international celebrities, F1 drivers, international jet-set and VIP guests. Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian West, David Beckham, Jason Derulo, Akon, JC Chasez, Chris Willis, Prince Harry of Wales, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pamela Anderson and many others have all partied alongside race winners including Sergio Perez, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, Fernando Alonso, Daniel Ricciardo, and Kimi Raikkonen, to name a few.