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Vegas - 2015 - Issue 7 - November - Natalie Dormer

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92 Cari Marshall Finding a Cure For Crohn's disease The experience of living with a chronic medical condition is a reality Cari Marshall knows all too well. As a child, Marshall's daughter, Dana Marshall-Bernstein, was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, an infammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract that affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans. Her story forms the basis of the 2015 documentary Semicolon; The Adventures of Ostomy Girl. Working with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, as well as the Cleveland Clinic's Digestive Disease Institute, Marshall has spent the past year hosting screenings of the flm to increase awareness and raise funds for further research. "So many people suffer from this and don't want to talk about it," Marshall says. Now 26 years old and in line for an organ transplant, Marshall-Bernstein attends the screenings when scheduling allows. "It really helps her to see this support behind her," Marshall says. "It gives her encouragement." GiGi sha at Making Children's Wishes CoMe True Harvard University graduate and former Procter & Gamble executive Gigi Shaukat may have left the traditional workforce in 2012 to focus on raising her children, but she is utilizing her skills in strategic planning, fundraising, and fnancial forecasting in another capacity. Shaukat joined the board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada in 2014 and now serves as its vice chairman, a role that brings her in close contact with the more than 100 Make-A-Wish kids whose requests are granted by the organization's Southern Nevada chapter each year. "I was attracted to the idea that I could help alleviate the suffering of chil- dren," Shaukat says. "My favorite part is getting to know the Make-A-Wish kids, and seeing how transformative the wish experience is for them. Even after their wishes are fulflled or they've recovered from their illnesses, they still wear their wishes as badges of honor." on gigi shaukat: Jacket, Dries Van Noten ($1,030). Dress, Alaïa ($3,150). Earrings, Irene Neuwirth ($3,675). Ring, Spinelli Kilcollin ($5,800). Barneys New York, Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo, 702-629-4200; Heels, Shaukat's own on cari marshall: Dress, Christopher Kane ($1,320). Earrings, Irene Neuwirth ($9,860). Clutch, Stella McCartney ($2,770). Barneys New York, Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo, 702-629-4200; Ring and pumps, Marshall's own "My favorite part is getting to know the Make-a-wish kids, and seeing how tr ansforMative the experience is for theM." —gigi shaukat

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