L. A. based austrian hair- and make up artist Martina Kohl, who just finished her latest film project The Hungry Rabbit Jumps, staring Nicolas Cage, now focuses on her race against cancer with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society‘s (LLS) Team In Training. The event will be held on March 7th.

Racing to save lives

Martina is training to participate in an endurance event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society‘s (LLS) Team In Training. “All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line – a cure!”, says Kohl in completing her efforts.

“Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS’s mission. I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!”

Operation Paprika

When her fellow countryman Gerd Wermescher became aware of her ambitious efforts, he did not hesitate to donate a pair of shoes from his cause to the fundraiser. His cause, which was founded in 2009 is supporting a retired hungarian master shoemaker in selling his large stock of sample shoes so that he can retire and take care of his mentally handicapped son. One of these completely handmade pairs of shoes was initially bought by a partner of a big New York law firm and now it’s your turn to pick your share of history and at the same time support Martina’s cause. It’s a classic austrian shoe style (called a Norweger) made of black french calf in size 10 B. The shoe is on display at Martina’s colleague Tina Wakino’s concept store Bazar on Abbot Kinney, Venice, which was featured on RackedWire.

Make your donation and treat yourself with a piece of traditional hungarian workmanship!