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Rofé, Thomson Honored With 2013 HUG Awards

H.U.G. Honorees René Rofé and Heather Thomson
H.U.G. Honorees René Rofé and Heather Thomson

(Filed Under wholesale Lingerie News). Heather Thomson from Yummie, René Rofé and intimate apparel industry fit model Dorothy Galligan will be honored with H.U.G. Awards at the The Intimate Apparel Square Club’s annual fundraiser November 4 at the 230 Fifth Penthouse.

The event provides funds for pediatric services at Rusk and Tisch Hospital, part of the Hassenfeld Pediatric Center at NYU Langone. “We’re very excited about this year’s H.U.G. Gala,” declared club president Michael De Prisco in the announcement. “We have a terrific slate of honorees who represent top talent in different areas of the intimate apparel industry and a wonderful emcee who brings the elegance of Josephine Baker’s legacy to our Jazz Era theme.” Dancer Josephine Baker’s son Jean-Claude Baker, owner of Chez Josephine, will serve as the emcee.

According to the announcement, “the H.U.G. Gala has raised more than $5 million for programs at Rusk and Tisch. Individuals or organizations interested in purchasing tickets for this year’s fundraiser or making a donation to the NYU Langone Pediatric Services campaign may contact the club at 845-758-5752.”

The Square Club was founded in1955 “with the mission of uniting professionals in intimate apparel and related industries as a charitable organization and to participate in activities that reflect positively on the membership...[which] includes management executives, designers and salespeople, among other professionals. Initially focused on charities for the blind and the elderly,” the club “broadened its scope over the years and today supports a variety of charitable organizations, with pediatric services at Rusk and Tisch Hospital, among other programs at NYU Langone Medical Center, being the primary beneficiaries of its fundraising. For more information, visit”

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Published 08-14-2013 by -

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