Pink Party DC 2011- Hosted by LipstickRocks

Maimah Karmo

Maimah Karmo is the Founder of Tigerlily Foundation and a five year survivor of breast cancer, who recently received the Congressional Black Caucus Leadership in Advocacy Award for her work with young women and breast cancer. In 2009, she spoke on Capitol Hill, alongside Representative Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, now Democratic National Committee Chair, to introduce the Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young (EARLY) Act; and in October 2010, Maimah was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women, a committee established by the Affordable Care Act, on which she will work to develop initiatives to increase knowledge of breast health and breast cancer, particularly among women under the age of 40 and those at heightened risk for developing the disease.


On February 28, 2006, at 4:45 p.m., she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. She had no family history of breast cancer; and was only 32-years old. While undergoing chemotherapy, she made a promise to God that if she survived, she would create an organization that would educate, empower, advocate for and support young women affected by breast cancer. After her second round of treatment, Tigerlily Foundation was born. Since starting Tigerlily, Maimah has dedicated her life to helping young women around the world.


She is a speaker and has appeared in various media outlets, to include O, the Oprah Magazine, Essence, Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Redbook Women and Cancer, Cure Magazine and more. She has also been featured on Fox 5, ABC 7, CBS, the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America and numerous national radio stations. In 2009, Maimah was awarded a L’Oreal Paris’ Woman of Worth award, among others. Maimah is a member of the Lance Armstrong Foundation Young Adult Alliance and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocates in Science program. She is also a National Breast Cancer Coalition Project LEAD graduate and is an active member of other advocacy organizations.


In May 2011, she was awarded as one of Running Start’s “Women to Watch”. Most dear to Maimah’s heart is being the mother of a beautiful 8-year old girl, whom she adores. While breast cancer was an unwelcome experience, Maimah would not give back the experience. “I’ve lived more in the past four years than I did the years before, and when I die, I want to know that I made the best use of my “after life” and impacted the lives of as many people as possible.” Maimah is dedicated to changing the breast cancer landscape and creating a legacy of a world free of breast cancer.


Tigerlily Foundation holds 501 [c3] Tax Exempt Status To get learn more and how you can get involved visit:

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Ashley Boalch - Miss DC 2011

Ashley Boalch is a dynamic outgoing woman, with an entrepreneurial spirit. On July 11, Ashley was crowned as the 2011 Miss District of Columbia winner in the Miss America Scholarship program. As a senior Communication major at the University of Maryland. She has held multiple marketing internships including at RGM Graphics and currently at Monument Realty. Ashley have been recognized for her academic achievements. She has received the Dr. Harry Harden Award for Academic Excellence, which recognizes African American students with a 3.5 GPA or higher. She also received the Award for the Academic Excellence in Women’s Studies for her avid interest in the area of women’s studies.


Ashley has a significant record as a volunteer including at Montgomery General Hospital, serving in the Outpatient and Oncology Unit. She is also volunteering at the “ARTpreneurs on the Block.” This programs, which uses only recycled items, teaches entrepreneurial young people with an interest in art, about business. As Miss District of Columbia 2011, Ashley hopes that her experiences will allow her to be a role model to other young people, while at the same time help her decide which entrepreneurial path will be most satisfying and rewarding for her.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 September 2011 03:12

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Sonya Gavankar McKay

Meet our official Pink Party DC 2011 MC! Sonya Gavankar McKay is a television personality who can be seen hosting programs on Newschannel 8, PBS, BGTV, and MHz Networks. Her career has spanned diverse programs from international food shows to hard news. Ms. Gavankar serves as the face of the Newseum by hosting live interview programs, appearing in video installations, video blogs (vlogs) and game shows. She brings a cohesive voice to the Newseum’s 250,000 square feet of exhibit and interactive programming. In her free time Ms. Gavankar goes behind the camera. Her photography has been shown in several Washington area galleries and she is a casting director for independent films.


Additionally, she served for 5 years as the President of the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation in Washington, D.C. During her tenure she grew the program by 50% and adding four one-day Freshman events to the program year training hundreds of students annually. In 1997 she represented Washington, D.C. in the Miss America Pageant and produces the annual Miss D.C. Pageant held at the historic Lincoln Theater. Ms. Gavankar holds a degree in broadcast journalism from The American University.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 September 2011 03:13

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Stephanie Larimore

Stephanie attended Carroll High School. She worked in a plastic surgeon's office and did some modeling prior to being discovered by "Playboy" magazine. She was the "Playboy" Cyber Girl of the Week in January, 2005 and was the Cyber Girl of the Month for May, 2005. Moreover, she was the Playmate of the Month in the June, 2006 issue of "Playboy."


Stephanie was featured in one "Playboy" video and has posed for a few newsstand special editions. She's also a member of the "Playboy" X-treme Team. In addition, she has done various hosting, promotional, and commercial work which includes campaigns for such clients as Lucas Oil, Miller Lite, Hawaiian Tropic, Pirelli tires, and Joe Rocket.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 September 2011 03:18

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Cassandra Lynn

I was born in a small town in Utah. I enjoyed growing up there because I was brought up with small town values and it made me the person that I am today. I always had big dreams and knew Utah was not for me. At the age of 18, I packed my bags and moved to California to pursue my dreams of modeling. In the next few years with hard work and determination I started to get a little recognition for my efforts. I have  appeared in several U.S. magazines, calendars, and T.V shows. and of course Playboy's February 2006 Centerfold. 

I am motivation to become the best I can be. I consider myself adventurous and love new experiences whether it be traveling, snow boarding, scuba diving,or something spontaneous. I am a honest, fun, loving person who loves to meet new people. I am a true Leo. I love to love and be loved. My friends call me butterfly because of my Butterfly spirit.


Hawaiin Tropic Top 19, Benchwarmer, Aspen the Series, Playboy's Miss Feb. 06, Cover of Sport Bike, Guitar World, Makes and Models, Lingerie Bowl (LFL), Segment of Intertainment Tonight, Playboy Channel, Bikinni Destinations, 1 episode on "The apprentice LA.", O.P.I  photo shoot, Custom Wraps, Rolando Gomez workshops, MAVTV. American Curves issue 7/11

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 September 2011 01:14

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