Our favorite renaissance stylist, Rashad Corey, is back with an arsenal of fashionable prowess. Corey, who successfully spearheaded last year’s “Stomp the Runway,” a fashionable cause that raises awareness for domestic abuse, is teaming up with close friend, and enigmatic fashion maven Shabastian Ferrington (co-founder of Trending Man) to expand awareness on a powerful topic that impacts millions of Philadelphia residents: HIV/AIDS.
“Together we have gotten a lot of attention in Philadelphia for fashion and business, but now we are embarking on the next phase of our brand by raising awareness. Prevention and education go hand-in-hand” says Ferrington, of his powerful partnership with chic fashion stylist, Rashad Corey.
“I Stand 4 Awareness Launch Event,” sponsored by Ferrington’s company Trending Man Online Shop— a chic and hip store at the forefront of fashion– will take place this Sunday, December 1 from 7 PM to 10 PM at the Status shop located at 327 South St, in Philadelphia PA. Trending Man is raising awareness on a night filled with hip music, highly sought after celebs and socialites, divine cocktails, and lavish entertainment for the purpose of ending the harsh stigma attached to the AIDS/HIV epidemic.
I Stand 4 Awareness Campaign, hosted by Philly FashionWeek creator Kevin Parker and radio powerhouse DJ Capuchino, from Power 99, will include giveaways, information and glamorous entertainment from influential denizens in Philadelphia’s entertainment, fashion and charity industries. Essentially, this event will be a hub for movers and shakers who are determined to break a stigma that has tortured, maimed, and stained the lives of so many affected by this illness.
When it comes being profoundly affected by this AIDS/HIV epidemic, this cause hits home for Shabastian Ferrington, co-founder of Trending Man.
“I personally know people who have been affected by diseases and they never let it stand in the way of being successful,” says Ferrington. “Our hope is to have people come out to the event, be educated and be encouraged to get tested and participate in the global epidemic of World AIDS Day.”
In addition, a portion of the proceeds raised this night will benefit those at Philadelphia F.I.G.H.T, an organization whose primary purpose is to educate and change the perception of HIV/AIDS. In fact, #Istand4Awareness was created to inspire, educate and encourage people to be more accepting of people who are afflicted with HIV/AIDS. Aside from attending this notable event, use this hashtag whenever you Tweet, post a Facebook update or even add a pin on Pinterest. Be a part of a great cause, one hash tag at a time!
Be a part of the party! This event will not only leave an indelible impression on Philly’s social night scene but this is your opportunity to rub elbows with hip, beautiful and coutoure-clad folks with a strong eye for fashion!
For More Information
“I Stand 4 Awareness,” held at Status Shop, is the first of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness for diseases and illnesses that exist and are marginalized in lower income communities. The#IStand4Awareness campaign is a initiative that seeks to educate Philadelphia communities at large with the knowledge and awareness of HIV/AIDS.
For more information on TrendingMan and the #IstandForAwareness Campaign visit: http://www.TrendingMan.com