The Tesla Group Announces NY Jets Kerry Rhodes & Designer Laila Azhar Help to Support CancerCare

Kerry Rhodes & Designer Laila Azhar sign on to participate in The Tesla Group's second annual A.E.R Walk With Style Gala to Benefit CancerCare.

New York, NY, February 07, 2010 --( The Tesla Group announces New York Jets Kerry Rhodes and designer Laila Azhar are set to participate in the A.E.R Walk With Style charity gala to benefit CancerCare on April 1, 2010 in New York City. The Tesla Group has been hard at work preparing for their second annual charity fashion event offering celebrities and guests the opportunity to make dreams come true once again for lung cancer recipients and survivors.

A.E.R, which stands for Advocate, Educate, Revolutionize, is returning to the city of dreams for its second year with NY Jets safety Kerry Rhodes as the official host of this year’s event in addition to featured designer, Laila Azhar. Kerry is no stranger to giving back to his community and has participated in addition to hosting a number of charity events throughout last year.

With a lavish Greek goddess theme A.E.R, will feature spring fashions by Laila Azhar whose designs have been seen on Taylor Swift, Lauren Conrad, Khloe Kardashian, Vanessa Minillo, Gabrielle Union and many more. As an extension of her confidence, originality and sophistication, Laila designs for the individualistic, independent metropolitan woman. Her collection will be presented by top fashion models who will grace the runway at A.E.R.

Guests will enjoy complimentary passed cocktails and hors’d oeuvres and a fashion event that will once again include a red carpet event, silent auction and guest speakers. Newest additions to this years event include a private after party for their celebrity guests, VIP, and media.

The first annual A.E.R Charity Gala, held in March 2009, featured a red carpet event, runway show, silent auction and guest speakers to benefit CancerCare. With hosts Miss USA Crystle Stewart, Minnesota Vikings Darren Sharper, and Alex & Simon Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York, A.E.R’s 2009 “Walk With Style” impacted more than 325 individuals who attended. The Tesla Group remains committed to CancerCare and will once again be donating event proceeds to the national non-profit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer.

Highlights from last year’s A.E.R Walk With Style included VIP gift bags worth 1k. Returning sponsors include celebrity makeup artist Victoria Stiles, 13th Ave Florists and Michael Antonio. New sponsors for this year’s event include April Marin, Torino’s Gourmet Caters, The Luxury Spot, What a Girl Wants, Daniel Koye and My Pourmoi to name a few. Additional sponsors, celebrity participants and ticket information will be announced mid-February at

About The Tesla Group
The Tesla Group is a boutique PR and Management company specializing in music, fashion sports, and lifestyle brands within the entertainment industry. Its mission is to provide unique and innovative means for brand awareness, fully promoting products and services for both individuals and businesses.

About CancerCare
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaves. CancerCare programs – including counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help – are provided by trained oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. Founded in 1944, CancerCare now provides individual help to more than 100,000 people each year, in addition to te more than one-million unique visitors who receive educational and practical assistance from its websites. For more information, call 1-800-812-HOPE (4673) or visit

Ahlilah Longmire