Lady Liberty Gets a Royal Tribute from Queen Latifah
June, 2004, New York Curvation, a line of intimate apparel created for curvaceous women, along with spokesperson Queen Latifah, hosted the first-ever Curvation Walk of Confidence to benefit the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and historic Governors Island.
To mark the event, Curvation contributed $15,000 to the foundation in honor of their campaign to re-open Lady Liberty America's most symbolic woman. Curvation also made a $10,000 donation to Governors Island for the preservation of this new national monument in New York Harbor.
By supporting the restoration of the nation's most beautiful woman, Curvation and I hope to convey a message of empowerment and pass the torch' to future generations of women by instilling a sense of confidence and acceptance, said Queen Latifah.
Hundreds of women participated in the Curvation Walk of Confidence, which was created to inspire women to unite and celebrate their confidence, curves and caring at a fun, healthy event. The event took place on historic Governors Island, a New York landmark situated just off the shore of Battery Park in Lower Manhattan.
This highly anticipated event was among one of the first public events planned for Governors Island this summer, and provided these women with a unique opportunity to see and experience this hidden jewel of New York City, which has been inaccessible to most of the public for over 200 years.
The Walk of Confidence comes on the heels of the brand's recent launch of the first-ever collection of sport bras designed specifically for the curvaceous woman.
Being a curvaceous woman, it's important for me to stay fit and healthy, and walking is the best way for me to do that as I can do it wherever I am, whatever I am doing, said Queen Latifah. When I exercise, I like to feel comfortable and my Curvation sport bra offers me the perfect balance of style and support.
Source: Press Release