“Colour my Life!”

Douglas presents the “Douglas Charity Star” award to
Sophie van der Stap & Lisa Tomaschewsky at dreamball2013
Berlin, 12.09.2013
On Thursday, 12 September, dedicated public figures will gather yet again at “The Ritz-Carlton Berlin” hotel for the “dreamball 2013”, in support of the “look good feel better” initiative of DKMS LIFE, a non-profit organization for the benefit of women with cancer. Programme Director Ruth Neri and Manfred Kroneder, executive board member at DOUGLAS HOLDING AG, anticipate a colourful and glamorous gala event with Guest of Honour Andie MacDowell. As in previous years, Barbara Schöneberger will host the evening. The event this year – under the auspices of Sylvie van der Vaart – carries the motto “Colour my life”.
The eighth dreamball promises to be an evening abounding with highlights from Barbara Schöneberger, Sylvie van der Vaart, violinist Lindsey Stirling, superstar Rick Astley and model and singer Babtiste Giabiconi. In addition, guests can look forward to inspiring stories of strong women who have chosen to fight cancer and still retain a positive and colourful outlook despite their illness.
Douglas, the main sponsor of DKMS LIFE and the dreamball, will also award a very special prize at the festive gala: the “Douglas CHARITY STAR”.
Manfred Kroneder, executive board member of DOUGLAS HOLDING AG: “The ‘Douglas CHARITY STAR’ is an award we present as part of thedreamball to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to people suffering from cancer. With the ‘Douglas CHARITY STAR’, we wish to honour these individuals for their dedication to the cause. We also seek to establish a tradition and do our part to raise awareness and inspire others to take action for this good cause.”
This year, the “Douglas CHARITY STAR” goes to book author Sophie van der Stap and actress Lisa Tomaschewsky. Through her book “Heute bin ich blond” (Today I am blond) – a touching and heartening diary of her illness and recovery that teems with zest for life – Sophie van der Stap has given many cancer patients hope and the confidence to emerge from a personal life crisis with new vitality. In the moving film adaptation, Lisa Tomaschewskygives the protagonist not just one but nine faces and takes the viewer on a journey that leaves lasting memories, both tragic and beautiful.
The “Douglas CHARITY STAR” is a glass vial in the shape of a drop, a drop of hope.


About the Douglas and DKMS LIFE cooperation:
Since 2008, Douglas has been supporting as main sponsor the work of DKMS LIFE, a non-profit organisation that helps women with cancer better cope with the external consequences of their illness and treatment through a free cosmetics seminar programme, “look good feel better”. At the hands-on seminars, affected women receive tips on facial care and make-up as well as cosmetics free of charge. The goal is to help women with cancer improve their quality of life and to feel better and more secure by looking good. For increased self-confidence to promote the healing process.
Manfred Kroneder, executive board member of DOUGLAS HOLDING AG: “As a successful company, we at Douglas are aware of our social responsibility to commitment using all our strengths and competence: We use the near 450 Douglas perfumeries in Germany as meeting places where we present the activities of DKMS LIFE to our customers. Many of our employees attend DKMS LIFE cosmetics seminars. And we offer our customers attractive products from our cooperation, whereby we donate a portion of the profit to DKMS LIFE. For example, the teddy bear ‘Hope’, for an encouraging cuddle, or a specially designed Douglas/DKMS LIFE gift card.”
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