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Crishana Loritsch is a licensed property manager by day and a budding fashionista 24/7. A fourth generation native Washingtonian, she loves all things DC and credits her upbringing with making her into what she feels is a classic 21st century Renaissance woman.

Her love of the arts, music, fashion and all things girly began at an early age. Family legend has it that she only agreed to walk at the age of 22 months after her uncle promised to buy her a new dress. She walked the very next day and will walk a mile gladly to find the latest beauty and fashion must haves at a fantastic price. Her fondest memories growing up involve shopping with her Mom at Woodward and Lothrop (Woodies to us DC natives) and visiting every museum and art gallery that her legs and her Metro card could carry her. A few of her favorite DC destinations are The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The National Zoo, and The Phillips Collection. Living in the DC area and being in the property management field can be stressful, so Crishana is always on the lookout to take advantage of every opportunity to invest in her sanity, whether it's taking in a concert, seeing a ballet, or getting a massage and facial.

Crishana also makes sure to give back to her industry and local community. She co-chairs the Outreach Committee of the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of Community Association Institute (WMCCAI) and also serves on its Editorial Committee as one of its featured writers of their publication, Quorum magazine. She was honored as the WMCCAI 2011 Volunteer of the Year as well as being named one of its 2011 Rising Stars. Additionally, she participates in 5K/10K races all over the Washington DC metro area which benefit such charitable organizations at Ringing In Hope, Habitat for Humanity Loudoun County, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, and The American Red Cross.

3rd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event Benefiting Tigerlily Foundation At Medical Spa At NOVA

The Medical Spa at Nova and WD Designs Awareness Jewelry will host the 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event benefiting Tigerlily Foundation at The Medical Spa at Nova on October 3.

NOVA Med Spa

The Medical Spa at NOVA (Photo Credit: novamedspa.com)

The spa’s most anticipated event of the year, this special reception is designed for breast cancer survivors, friends and families alike. The evening will be filled with pampering, shopping, music, food, wine tasting and more. Attendees will also enjoy their chance to win fabulous gifts entered in the silent auction and raffle. Proceeds from the evening, including the event admission fee, will be donated to Tigerlily Foundation, an organization dedicated to educating, supporting and empowering young women ages 15-40 before, during and after the diagnosis of breast cancer.

Event supporters include Makeup Artistry by Tracie, Diya Designs, Reston Limousine, JP Events & Consulting, OBAGI, Pink Piggy Sweets, The Bumble Bee Studio, Not Your Average Joe’s, Teri Moy Studio, Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club, Loudoun Insurance Group, Inner Power Yoga, Harper’s Ferry Adventure Center, ALLERGAN, SkinCeuticals, Lansdowne Resort, Lifetime Fitness Dulles, Touchstone Crystal, Corcoran Vineyards, The Washington Redskins, and The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner.

Maimah Karmo, Dr. Grace Keenan

Maimah Karmo, left, Tigerlily Foundation and Dr. Grace Keenan, The Medical Spa at NOVA (Photo Credit: novamedspa.com)

Founded in 2006, Tigerlily Foundation provides unique, hands-on services and support to these individuals, improving the overall quality of life for young adult breast cancer survivors. Funds benefit the foundation’s six special educational and support programs, offering a range of services such as financial assistance, meals and empowerment to young women in treatment. Founder Maimah Karmo, a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed at age 32, is determined to use her own experiences fighting the disease to provide resources to other young women. Ms. Karmo named the foundation after a flower that represents beauty, strength and transformation. She has become an activist for her cause and has appeared on several well-known, national television shows including the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”

WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.

The Medical Spa at Nova
21785 Filigree Court
Ashburn, VA 20147
Ph. 703-554-1130

TICKETS: $20. Free for breast cancer survivors. Purchase your ticket here.


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