Project Help Us Give to honor Eurovet and Robert Vitale at the 2018 H.U.G. Award Gala

Robert Vitale, Raphael Camp, and Maire-Laure Bellon

Project Help Us Give (P-HUG), the New York-based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting pediatric treatment and rehabilitation, announced that it will honor intimate apparel industry leaders Robert Vitale, president and CEO of Wacoal America, and Eurovet at the 63rd annual H.U.G. Award Gala. Marie-Laure Bellon, CEO and president of Eurovet, and Raphael Camp, CEO of Eurovet Americas, will accept the H.U.G. Award on behalf of Eurovet.

The H.U.G. Award Gala will take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the luxurious 230 FIFTH PENTHOUSE in New York City. In attendance will be apparel industry executives from the retail, manufacturing, and supply sectors. The funds raised will benefit Rusk Rehabilitation’s pediatric programs and other services at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. To date, the H.U.G. Award Gala has raised more than $6.5 million for Rusk Rehabilitation and NYU Langone’s children’s programs.

“We are celebrating Project Help Us Give’s 63rd year of charitable giving and the 41st year of dedication to our kids at Rusk Rehabilitation” said P-HUG President Clelia Parisi. “We will use the occasion of our November 6th H.U.G. Gala to give special thanks to our members, industry friends, past honorees and contributors for their continuing generosity.”

Established in 1955, Project Help Us Give is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting pediatric treatment and rehabilitation. Its mission is to unite individuals in a charitable organization, and to partner with pediatric healthcare and service providers to deliver the best care and to contribute to children’s independence and optimize their quality of life.

Project Help Us Give’s annual fundraiser, the H.U.G. Award Gala, honors well-respected, high-profile companies and individuals from retail, fashion and other business sectors, and has generated more than $6.5 million in support of Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone’s children’s programs.

Past recipients of the H.U.G. Award include Jockey International, Kohl’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, PVH, Target, HanesBrands, KOMAR, Maidenform and Victoria’s Secret, among many others.

To learn more about Project Help Us Give and the H.U.G. Gala, or to donate, visit You can also contact the P-HUG office by email: or phone: 845-758-5752.


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