Friday, November 20, 2009

Kipton Cronkite Interviews Donna Karan on her Urban Zen Foundation

Donna Karan speaks with Kipton Cronkite on her Urban Zen Foundation, which, among many unique missions, advocates a healthy, strong, and peaceful mind for a healthy body.

Using her busy lifestyle, [Karan] has managed to leverage her experience to create the Urban Zen Foundation, a public charity dedicated to promoting patient advocacy and well-being, empowering children, and preserving cultures. The Foundation also has three retail stores that sell the Urban Zen Clothing Collection designed by Donna Karan, as well as other lifestyle goods, including furniture from Bali and handcrafted African jewelry. Ten percent of all sales benefit the foundation.

Years ago, Karan became inspired to take on this cause as she witnessed her husband Stephan Weiss lose his battle with lung cancer. She began to realize the importance of having a treatment plan in place that focused both on mind and body. During his treatment, she created a plan that included meditation, acupuncture, nutrition, and yoga, which helped his lungs expand and allowed him to breathe better.

Read the full article on Donna Karan's Urban Zen Foundation in the KiptonART Online Magazine.
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Image courtesy of Quest Magazine.

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