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Caree | Urbancougar of the Year | 2011
"Doing good makes me feel good and that radiates outwards in my appearance. Beauty starts from within." -Caree
Okay, so we’re a little late in crowning our Urbancougar of the Year. Maybe you’ll forgive us now that we’ve drawn the curtain and revealed her to be Caree, Urbancougar of the Month from July of 2011?
No cougar of the month has captured the fancy of our fans and followers quite like Caree. Clearly you all have impeccable taste. She’s smart, spirited and undeniably sexy. Her range of interests, her commitment to worthy causes and her overall passion for life is infectious. Trust us: the more you get to know her, the more likely you are to come under her spell.
We caught up with Caree to learn about all of the exciting things she’s been doing since we first featured her.
Urbancougar: What have you been up to since we last saw you back in July of 2011?
Caree: My professional life has exploded with a range of new opportunities. In photography, I shot the cover for the spring issue of Swagga Digital Magazine and will be assisting them more closely as their new public relations director. As you can see from my most recent images, my modeling continues to be a passion of mine.
On the personal side, I am free to explore after ending a recent relationship. He was more interested in settling down than I was. I’m just too busy right now to offer that type of commitment. But my professional endeavors bring me into contact will all sorts of interesting possibilities.
Urbancougar: How does it feel to be the most popular Urbancougar of the month we've ever had?
Caree: Humbled and honored. I am so flattered that I evoke such a response in your audience. Thank you all for your continued support!
Want to tell us a little bit about the Zumbathon event in support of the Motion to Dismiss Cancer set for May 12, in San Jose?
Over the next 10 weeks, candidates across the San Francisco Bay area will be raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in honor of the 2012 Boy and Girl of the Year – Alec Simas and Emme Webb - who were both diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at a very young age. Roger Royse has been nominated for the LLS San Francisco 2012 Man of the Year. Roger is a client of mine whose book cover I shot, and will be published in April 2012. Roger asked me to join his team, and I accepted. That's what led me to organize the Zumba event.
I am the official photographer and I have organized two events – the Zumbathon in San Jose, CA and a Salsa night at Club Neo in Pleasanton, CA. Tickets may be purchased through EventBrite (Editorial note: for more details see details below).
LLS’s mission is not only to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, but also improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Alec and Emme's lives, as well as the lives of millions of other children throughout the country, depend in part on dedicated fundraising efforts. Roger Royse has committed to raise money to fund programs that further the progress of cancer therapy research. His book Dead Upon Arrival will be published in April. He is donating some of the money from the sales to LLS. I have created a special collection of photos available for sale at my SumgMug site to raise additional funds for the LLS. To view, go to http://imagesbygracie.smugmug.com/Portfolio/LLS-Campaign/
Urbancougar: You're very active person it seems and working on all kinds of projects and charitable events like the Zumbathon event. What are you drawn to and why?
Caree: Any event that brings people together for a good cause fosters a positive energy feeling in me and in those involved. I have made many friends in these circumstances as well as finding individuals of like mindset for after hours play.
Urbancougar: Is being active and involved part of your secret to just getting more and more beautiful?
Caree: Doing good makes me feel good and that radiates outwards in my appearance. Beauty starts from within.
Please visit www.motiontodismisscancer.org for more information on Team Motion to Dismiss Cancer and Roger’s 2012 Man of the Year campaign.
To purchase tickets to Zumbathon and Salsa Night to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society please visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3182193025tickets