KIEHL’S SINCE 1851 EMBARKS ON 6TH ANNUAL LIFERIDE FOR amfAR
Influential Motorcycle Riders Join Forces with Kiehl’s
to Raise Awareness & Funds to Help Find a Cure for AIDS
NEW YORK, August 2015 - Maintaining its long-standing tradition of supporting HIV/AIDS charities, Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care, is pleased to announce its continued partnership with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and the sixth annual Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR.
Inspired by a Kiehl’s icon – the motorcycle – a spirit of adventure and philanthropic heritage, the sixth annual LifeRide continues the brand’s mission to heighten awareness and raise funds for amfAR. Beginning in Denver, and ending in San Diego (where the first LifeRide began in 2010) this 12-day, multi-stop charity ride will take place .
Rallying at 10 retail stores along the route, the company will donate a total of $150,000 over the course of the ride. At each stop, the public will be invited to meet the riders, learn more about amfAR and contribute to the non-profit. At the conclusion of this year’s ride, Kiehl’s will have raised $1,270,000 for amfAR, funding seven cure-related research projects.
To celebrate and commemorate Kiehl’s commitment to amfAR, this year’s LifeRide coincides with the release of LIFERIDE: Riding for a Cure, a coffee-table photo book chronicling the first five years of LifeRide. Featuring photos by Grammy award-winning photographer Travis Shinn, the book will is available in all Kiehl’s retail stores beginning. Shinn has been a part of LifeRide for every mile journeyed to capture not only LifeRide’s most significant achievements and but also candid moments on the road. The book retails for $60, with 100% of Kiehl’s net profits, up to $10,000, benefiting amfAR.
Kiehl’s is proud to share another addition for the sixth annual LifeRide: Social fundraising. Even customers who aren’t along the LifeRide route can join the ride by visiting CrowdRise.com/LifeRide2015 and sharing their own story by creating their own fundraising page for amfAR. Each celebrity rider will also have a fundraising page and be competing against each other to see whose fans can raise the most funds to help find a cure for AIDS.
Chris Salgardo, President, Kiehl’s USA and Kevin Robert Frost, CEO, amfAR will lead this year’s influential riders. They include:
Jay Ellis, actor
Vanessa Marcil, actor
Gilles Marini, actor
Chris Kael, musician
Conrad Leach, artist
Grant Reynolds, actor
Teddy Sears, actor
Key partners for the ride include Harley-Davidson, global airline Delta and FIJI Water, the number-one premium bottled water in the United States.
Additional is provided by Dreamworks Studios, Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg and Kenneth Cole.
JOIN THE RIDE!
Kiehl’s and amfAR invite all to be a part of this year’s ride. Press and public welcome at the following store stops:
o LIFERIDE KICK-OFF! Kiehl’s Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E 1st Ave., Denver, CO,
o Kiehl’s Fashion Place, 1664 Fashion Place, Murray, UT,
o Kiehl’s at Neiman Marcus, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV,
o Kiehl’s at Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV,
o Dillard’s at Downtown Summerlin, 11011 Sage Park Dr., Las Vegas, NV,
o Las Vegas Harley-Davidson Event, 5191 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
o Kiehl’s Santa Monica, 1516 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA,
o Kiehl’s at Los Cerritos Center, 274 Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos, CA,
o Kiehl’s at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA),
o San Diego Harley-Davidson Event, 4645 Morena Blvd., San Diego, CA.
o Kiehl’s at University Town Center, 4545 La Jolla Village Dr., San Diego, CA,
o LIFERIDE FINALE! Kiehl’s at Fashion Valley, 7007 Friars Rd., San Diego, CA,
In celebration of LifeRide, every customer who visits one of these stores on the event day will receive a 15% discount on all purchases, with the exception of charitable products and value sets. Kiehl’s will donate that 15% to amfAR, up to $115,000. (Each stop store will also offer the fundraising discount on two additional days, either the two before or after the stop; contact each stop store for details.)
Kiehl’s will also offer a nationwide fundraising discount of 15% off all purchases with the exception of charitable products and value sets at remaining Kiehl’s retail stores nationwide and Kiehls.com,. Kiehl’s will donate that 15% difference to amfAR, up to the $115,000 total donation.
THE CURE IS IN YOUR HANDS
Kiehl’s customers nationwide can join the fight against HIV/AIDS through the purchase of Kiehl’s Limited Edition Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, a jumbo-size of the brand’s classic formula. 100% of net profits from the sale of this product, up to $25,000, will benefit amfAR. The Limited Edition Ultimate Strength Hand Salve is adorned with a red cap and will be available at all Kiehl’s retail stores, Kiehls.com and specialty store partners nationwide.
I just recently started using Kiehl's skin care products but I'm already convinced that I love them. My skin is problematic but it's already starting to clear up and it feels so soft. Since I live in Utah, I'm always searching for a good moisturizer. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream is just right. My skin is moisturized but not greasy and a little goes a long way. I'm already a fan.
Join Kiehl's on their Liferide as they come through Utah and stop at Fashion Place Mall on August 6th from 12:00-1:00 pm.
**Kiehl's provided a product sample for review purposes.**