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Luke's Wings proves uniforms are the new high-fashion

This year’s kick-off event marked another success for Luke’s Wings!   Held at the Adam’s Morgan Mansion, ‘Fashion Takes Flight‘ featured a one-of-a-kind runway presentation with special military models – proving that uniform is the new high-fashion. Before the show, guests enjoyed specialty cocktails and gourmet hors d’eorves, while placing bids in the silent auction. Natasha Barrett of ‘Let’s Talk Live’ hosted the event with special closing remarks made by founder of Luke’s Wings, Fletcher Gill

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For more information about Luke’s Wings, visit http://www.lukeswings.org/.

Photos: Brian Rayford

Fashion Takes Flight 2011 is just days away… get your tickets now!

Come support Luke’s Wings this Friday, January 28 for Fashion Takes Flight. The official kick-off event to the 2011 campaign will be held at the Adam’s Morgan Mansion with an exclusive after party hosted at Eden DC Don Patron Arts has created a special runway presentation to highlight the fashion provided by Saks Fifth Avenue and Aram. Check out the flyer below for more details:

No tickets will be sold at the door, so make sure you get yours ASAP!!!

Purchase tickets here: http://fashiontakesflight2011-auto.eventbrite.com/

Luke's Wings Homecoming 2010

Luke’s Wings, a charity focused on those that serve in the military, is having a blowout homecoming party to benefit wounded warriors at Walter Reed.

The shindig takes place on Saturday, November 13 from 7-11 p.m. In the atrium at Bobby Van’s Grill.

 Join On Tap, Bobby Van’s Grill and Anheuser Busch for Homecoming 2010 -an evening to benefit Luke’s Wings. A ticket gets you a night of enjoying unlimited sampling of 20+ beers from around the world and food pairings, great music from DJ Neekola and a silent auction.

Proceeds from the event benefit Luke’s Wings and their work bringing families to visit their wounded warriors at Walter Reed. Tickets are just $75 and include all of your beer and food. Tickets for those with military ID’s are just $50. Valet parking is available. Capacity is limited, so grab your tix quick right here.

OMG 1/25/10: Fashion Takes Flight, Wale for Haiti

OMG on WUSA9 on January 25, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)–OH MY GOFF! Watch Angie Goff’s report on the 2nd Annual Fashion Takes Flight fashion show held at the Long View Gallery. At Howard University, students host “Hands for Haiti”  a benefit concert headlined by rapper Wale. Avatar wins at the movies again. 

Oh Snap! Fashion Takes Flight

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Professional models and our military men and women set the runway on fire at the 2nd Annual Fashion Takes Flight fashion show held at the Longview Gallery in Northwest DC. Special thanks to Kristen Murdoch for directing the show and for the veterans from Walter Reed who attended.

The night benefitted Luke’s Wings… paying they way to reunite families with their wounded heroes. Watch the Video Recap of the show courtesy L.I.A.M. Productions, LLC

Video: Fashion Takes Flight 2010

FTF 2010

Angie’s Army covers the REAL runway.. no really it was a flight runway for Fashion Takes Flight 2010 benefitting Luke’s Wings. Veterans from Walter Reed sat front row at the show that will help pay the way for families to visit their recovering heroes. Professional models and service members walked the runway. 

Notable guests included DC 50’s Paul Wharton, Joe McCain, Blonde Charity Mafia’s Sophie Pyle, DC United’s Devon McTavish and more. Special salute to show director Kristen Murdock who will deploy this month to Afghanistan. Learn about LW’s mission at lukeswings.org 

Photo Credit: Lilly Harris

OMG 1/20/2010: Kim & Reggie Wedding Rumors

OMG on WUSA9 TV on January 20, 2010

Kim Kardashian settles rumors she and Reggie Bush might get engaged, Letterman to go to trial, Conan rips NBC in SPANISH (hilarious) and in local buzz, Angie’s ARMY reports on the premiere party for Life Unexpected, L’Enfant Society Kick Off event and Luke’s Wings hosts Fashion takes Flight tonight. 

A letter from Mom…

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Below is a very special message from the mother of a currently wounded warrior at Walter Reed. Even if you can’t make the show Wednesday… please consider getting a ticket for her. I look forward to seeing many of you Wed! xxAngie

 
Luke’s Wings heard about our son, Brent Aber, who has been at Walter Reed Medical Center for almost 2 years going through numerous surgeries to repair his foot and also for care of a Traumatic Brain Injury.  Brent was scheduled to have a 5th surgery to try to save his foot and doctors had requested that his parents be present during the pre-op consultation and surgery due to the severity of the situation.  I had not seen my son in a year and my husband had not seen Brent in 2yrs. Luke’s Wings contacted us and said they wanted to help us.You have no idea what it like to have a complete stranger come to you and offer help at a time like this.  I had never heard of this organization and they did not know me so why would they want to help?  The answer is because they care!  They flew my husband and me round trip from Akron, OH to Washington D.C. last week. They made all the arrangements – this was just one less thing we had to worry about. They told us they were hosting a fundraiser this coming week to pay for our tickets and others too.  
I’m reaching out to you personally asking you to please purchase a ticket to their Fashion Takes Flight fundraiser at http://fashiontakesflight2010.eventbrite.com/ or make a small donation www.lukeswings.org so that they can continue to lend support to the families of our military men and women. You never know when you or someone you know or love may need their help.   Our family does.
 
Debbie and Allan Lee

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