This fundraising initiative is to assist a young woman (contestant) interested in vying for titles in pageants by sponsoring her in full or in part depending on financial needs of the contestant. Although more persons would be interested in entering pageants, the cost to do so can be discouraging. Therefore, the Foundation would assist to make a young woman’s dreams come true by at least giving her the opportunity to enter and possibly capture a title to represent her state or country. Karima was the first runner- up in the Miss Virgin Islands Pageant in 1993 and this would be something she would have wanted.
THE KARIMA GORDON FOUNDATION
The Karima Gordon Foundation (KGF) was created to save lives from illegal cosmetic procedures by motivating girls and women to be self-confident, set goals and realize their potential to achieve them. This will be accomplished through enriching educational, social, cultural and mentoring experiences that enhance self-esteem and purpose. The Foundation is also committed to ongoing education of the dangers of illegal body enhancement procedures to local and regional principalities.
KFG will achieve its mission and goals through highlighting the exceptional talents and experiences that brought joy and excellence to Karima Gordon’s life. She was an amazing visual artist, physical fitness buff and a trained model. These talents will be the underlying themes to enhance self-worth through workshops, seminars, pageantries, health and fitness sessions and cultural inspiring trips. Scholarships will also be awarded to assist participants with future educational goals.
Karima Gordon lost her life at the age of 37 leaving behind a then 16-year-old son who adored her. His life has been altered as well. She was strikingly beautiful but felt the need to change her physical appearance. This insatiable desire to improve her outward appearance took her life. Everyday more cases are reported from around the world that women are endangering their lives through body enhancement procedures. KGF hopes to minimize the deaths and physical deformities that occur within the local community and beyond as a result of this dangerous procedure.
Your contributions and/or talents, expertise and knowledge will be greatly appreciated to educate, mold, mentor and sponsor prospective participants for a healthy life full of self- love and the love of others.