First Lady of Joffrey Ballet To Be Honored in Chicago for Helping Vets Patricia Kennedy will be honored by Catholic Church at St John Cantius Parish

Released on: September 9, 2008, 9:54 am

Press Release Author: Peace One Earth

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: Peace One Earth designer being honored for her years of
philanthopy and for heleping wounded Veterans.

Press Release Body: Patricia Kennedy, founder of , a 501(c)3
charity committed to rehabilitate returning Veterans and their families. Ms.
Kennedy will be bestowed a lifetime achievement honor on September 13th in Chicago
for her over 20 years of philanthropic service in dance and now for the urgent call
to action supporting our returning troops as they reclaim and readjust to their
civilian lives. She will join the ranks of Italian aristocracy as Ms. Kennedy will
be awarded the title, \"Dame of Merit with Star\" in the Sacred Military Constantinian
Order of St. George (a royal order under the House of Bourbon Two-Sicilies) The
ceremony will be conducted by His Eminence Francis Cardinal George I, Archbishop of
Chicago at St. John Cantius Parish in Chicago. Several Royals are expected to
attend including their Highnesses Prince Carlos and Princess Camilla.

Recently, Kennedy decided to take her passion and expertise in philanthropy and
fundraising to helping the cause of Veterans, founding Step Up 4 Vets
(, with proceeds going to assist Veterans as they transition to
civilian life. As a secondary means of fundraising, this year, Kennedy unveiled the
Peace One Earth Medallion at a gala in Beverly Hills, with Wayne Newton receiving
the first one on behalf of his work with the USO . The public can now buy similar
Medallions, which Patricia herself designed, at, with proceeds
going to Step Up 4 Vets.

Patricia Kennedy is known as \"The First Lady of the Joffrey Ballet,\" having raised
millions of dollars to support one of the world\'s great ballet companies. Patricia
is credited with saving the Joffrey, having produced with Joffrey co founder and
Artistic Director Gerald Arpino, along with rock icon Prince, the landmark ballet
\"Billboards,\" in 1993. \"Billboards\" is considered to be the most successful ballet
in recent times, and featured original music by Prince.

For more information on Patricia Kennedy, Step Up 4 Vets and the Peace One Earth
Medallion, please contact Bernstein Entertainment @ 310-915-0404 or email

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