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How often in the DC region are ladies allowed to wear their pajamas in public? With the Tigerlily Foundation, you get to do it at least once a year! Tigerlily Foundation is pleased to present the 2nd Annual Tigerlily Foundation Pajama Glam Party, to celebrate health & wellness with women and girls, on Saturday, March 8th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites DC Convention Center.

Guests will enjoy a glamorous line up of activities including music, a pamper stations, glam stations, sweet treat stations, wellness activities, celebrity appearances and much more. The event was created in 2013 by Tigerlily Founder, Maimah Karmo’s, then 10-year old daughter Noelle Karmo, who wanted to design an event to entertain girls while raising awareness for their breast and body health. The Mistress of Ceremonies for the event will be Miss District of Columbia 2013 Bindhu Pamarthi.

The Tigerlily Foundation is a non-profit organization that educates, advocates for and supports young women 15-40 years old -before, during and after breast cancer. Tigerlily Foundation's programs includee education, chemotherapy buddy programs, buddy bag programs, financial assistance, meals, life management support and empowerment services.

Tickets for the event can be purchased online. Tickets are $20 for individuals under 18 years old and $30 for adult tickets. Opportunities to sponsor and donate to Tigerlily Foundation are available on the website. Guest will also enjoy raffle prizes, beverages, food, and pictures on the pink carpet.

Dress in your favorite red, pink or purple pajamas and come out for the time of your life—all for a great cause. Bling and sparkle are highly encouraged. The event is produced by Maggy Francois.


What: 2nd Annual Pajama Glam Party to benefit the Tigerlily Foundation created by 11 year old Noelle Karmo

Who: Tigerlily Foundation founder Maimah Karmo; Pajama Glam founder Noelle Karmo; Mistress of Ceremonies Miss District of Columbia 2013 Bindhu Pamarthi; WUSA9 News Anchor Leslie Foster; WPGC’s Guy Lambert & Tati; Miss District of Columbia 2012 Sarah Hillware; singer Sydni Alexander and former pageant queens Chelsea Boone, Mary David, Bilikisu Adeyemi, Mia Simms and more!

Music by DeeJay Neekola; Fashion Show by Elizabeth St. John; Vendors including Doterra Oils, Sugar and Ice, Blue Sky Chiaropractic, Stara Glam, Michael Helene Salon, Stella and Dot, Erika Schrieber, Girls Health Ed, WDCW 50, PhilNAILthrophy, Sprinkles Cupcakes and more!

Thank you to our sponsors Backflow Technology, LLC, Washington Property Associates and Maid Brigade for making this event possible!

When: March 8, 2014
4:00PM – 8:00PM

Where: Embassy Suites DC Convention Center
900 10th Street NW
Washington, DC

Attire: Red, Pink or Purple Pajamas. Bling and Sparkle Highly Encouraged.

Website/Ticket Purchasing:

About the Tigerlily Foundation and Founder Maimah Karmo (
Tigerlily Foundation’s mission is to educate, advocate for, empower and provide hands-on support to young women affected by breast cancer. Programs provide education, financial assistance, meals, buddies, education and empowerment. Founder Maimah Karmo, is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed at 32. Determined to provide resources to other young women, Karmo founded the Tigerlily Foundation in 2006, and gave it the name of a flower that represents beauty, strength and transformation. She has become an author and activist for her cause and appeared on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” as well as other TV shows.

According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the leading cause of death in American women ages 15-54. More than 250,000 women age 40 and under in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lives, and more than 13,000 women are diagnosed annually. Visit



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