7901 Tysons One Place Tysons Corner
The Tigerlily Foundation today announce their signature Pajama Glam event will return on Sunday, March 26, 2023, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. The Reston-based, international nonprofit organization, which provides education, empowerment, advocacy, and hands-on support to young women between the ages of 15-45 before, during and after breast cancer, invites women and girls as young as five years old to learn the importance of breast health, and wellness, self-advocacy, risk reduction, and generational conversations, while dressed in their favorite red, pink, or purple pajamas.
Noelle Karmo, daughter of Tigerlily Foundation Founder & CEO, Maimah Karmo created the theme for the event in 2010 to attract and educate young girls about their breasts, body, and health. “When my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, it was confusing because I was so young, but there is so much I learned through her experience,” said Noelle Karmo. “There was a lot that many of my friends didn’t understand, so I wanted to create an event for kids. I’m excited to see it grow.”
“It is so important for families to have the discussion about health,” said Maimah Karmo. “This event is building a foundation for a safe space to start these conversations that must be had early and often. My mother educated me about my breath health and taught me breast self-exams at an early age, which led to me finding my own lump during a self-examination and advocating for myself. I want to ensure other young women have that gift of education. Education and awareness require learning young.”
This year’s dress code is chic and stylish pajamas paired with mandatory “bling” accessories to accentuate the glam and sparkle theme. Attendees will enjoy a glamorous lineup of entertainment and activities such as walking the pink carpet, achieving a Passport to a Healthy Lifestyle through creative crafts and activities, 3D Photobooth, local makers, face painters, balloon twisters, live music, and Zumba demonstrations. Guests can also indulge in a decadent candy bar, popcorn station, petit sandwiches, fruit kabobs, and fabulous mocktails. Come meet local Pageant Representatives and enjoy a special movie screening of “Oh, Baby, Baby” co-written by Maimah Karmo and Maggy Francois and produced as part of BET Her Presents: The Waiting Room TV series. The movie a powerful story which explores Black women’s health and fertility. The Tigerlily Foundation invites all girls to get their PJ’s ready and plan for an afternoon full of fun and bling all while learning about the importance of breast health, family history, and achieving health equity.
In addition to the event, guests will have the chance to win a diamond necklace raffle, provided by Diamonds Direct (Tysons Corner location) to help raise funds to support underserved communities and women battling breast cancer.
Tigerlily Foundation – Pajama Glam
Saturday, March 26, 2023, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner
7901 Tysons One Place
Tysons Corner, VA 22102