Los Angeles singles who enjoy their independent lifestyle say it’s not just for couples anymore.
SingularCity.com, the social networking website for single men and women in Los Angeles who enjoy their independent lifestyle, will “take back” Valentine’s Day with a party at Pink Taco at the Westfield Shopping Center in Century City on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, from 7 to 10 PM. The event will also provide the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women.
“The old idea that you have to be half of a couple or at least on a formal ‘date’ in order to enjoy Valentine’s Day needs to stop,” says Kim Calvert, the founder of SingularCity and Singular magazine. “Single people are no longer willing to buy into the stereotypical idea that we can’t be happy or successful unless we’re in a serious, long-term relationship. We’re tired of hearing that we’re supposed to be sad on Valentine’s Day. We are a growing and powerful group of citizens and consumers, and we refuse to accept all those ‘how to survive Valentine’s Day’ messages. We’re coming out on Feb. 13 to show the world we are happy, fearless and free.”
The first annual SingularCity “Take Back Valentine’s Day” party will benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, an initiative dedicated to saving women from the devastation of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women, killing one in three women annually.
The party will include a silent auction of select, one-of-a-kind art jewelry from posh Beverly Hills gem boutique CEZUA, get acquainted games from Wise Guys Events, delicious appetizers and heart-healthy anti-oxidant cocktails from Pink Taco and drawings for prizes from local merchants, theaters and art museums.
Tickets for the event are $25 in advance and $35 at the door and can be purchased online at: http://singularcity.com/celebrating-valentines-day-singularcity-style/
“Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of more than 430,000 American women each year, yet many women are still unaware because they think it’s an older man’s disease,” says Vyshali Rao, M.D., board member of the American Heart Association Greater Los Angeles Division and medical director of the Women’s Heart Program at Huntington Hospital. “The American Heart Association created Go Red for Women — a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health. With the number of single women growing each year, we are delighted that SingularCity is working with us to create awareness so women can take steps now to help prevent heart disease in their future.”
Prize and gift sponsors for the event include: Macy’s; Dry Bar; Single Tease, Michelle Alexander and Jeannie Long authors of humor mini-book “365 Reasons Why I’m Still Single”; Karin Anderson, Ph.D. author of “It Just Hasn’t Happened Yet”; Wolfgang Puck Iced Coffee, Pink Taco, LACMA and the Coast Theater with tickets to the new romantic stage comedy, “Love Sucks.”
Singular Communications provides single men and women with useful, insightful and entertaining information as well as opportunities for social networking. Its overall mission is to celebrate being single as a satisfying and enjoyable life choice — whether temporary or lifelong. The products and services of Singular Communications, LLC, include: Singular magazine; SingularCity.com; The SingularView e-newsletter; and membership in the SingularCity community, offering social, recreational and cultural events for single adults who enjoy their independent lifestyle.
Go Red for Women, the featured charity for the SingularCity Valentine’s event, is part of the American Heart Association’s solution to help save women’s lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, it is committed to fighting this No. 1 killer, which is largely preventable. GoRedForWomen.org, a premiere source of information and education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into lifesaving actions. Go Red for Women encourages women and the men who love them to embrace the cause. For more information please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278). The movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc.