Category Archives: Press

Who’s Wearing Peace Cord: Phil Donahue

TV personality Phil Donahue poses with a Peace Cord at Agapi Stassinopoulos’ launch party for her newest book, “Unbinding the Heart.”

Who’s Wearing Peace Cord: Gavin DeGraw

Singer and musician Gavin DeGraw sports his Peace Cord! Thanks for wearing peace proudly, Gavin!

Who’s Wearing Peace Cord: Kelly Clarkson

Singer Kelly Clarkson shows off her Marine Dress Peace Cord while backstage at last week’s Z100 Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden. Thanks for wearing peace proudly, Kelly!

Peace Cord featured in Glamour Magazine!

Peace Cord™ is featured in the January/New Year’s Special issue of Glamour magazine! We were showcased as part of their  fashion feature about a trend for 2012 – military-inspired style. Be sure to pick up a copy at your local newsstand!

Louisvillians Wear Peace Proudly!

A great photo from a recent ARZU STUDIO HOPE event in Louisville, Kentucky in September. Guests from the event wear their Peace Cords proudly! 

Photo by Joshua Miller 2011

What People Are Saying About Peace Cord (Pt. 4)

On Twitter:

“Wearing my Peace Cord bracelet in support of families in Afghanistan and our troops who are helping them rebuild the country. Spread peace”
– Howie D. of the Backstreet Boys

“@PeaceCord definitely! These are a hit!! AND for an amazing cause!! #peacecords” – Avenue Swank

“Sporting my new @peacecord that I got a @mashable #socialgood summit. Great story behind these.” – Eddie Badrina in Dallas, TX

On Facebook: 

“Proud Army mom of two soldiers, one of whom is leaving on 2nd deployment the first of the year. I will wear my peace cords till they all come home!!!” – Stephanie in Phoenix, NY

“What a wonderful idea. Thank you all for what you do for women.” – Pam, city unknown

“Just ordered 4 of them. 3 will go to a very special friend of mine and her 2 girls that her husband and their daddy is currently deployed, and 1 for myself to wear to show support to not only him, but to the message of empowering women.” – Tabatha, city unknown

Thank you to everyone who has shown and vocalized their support of Peace Cord and our mission!

Peace Cord Supporter Joanne King Herring Releases New Memoir!

ARZU STUDIO HOPE and Peace Cord supporter Joanne King Herring has released her new memoir!

Julia Roberts played her in Charlie Wilson’s War, but the real-life Texan is far more interesting than any movie could capture. The international socialite, global political activist and former Texas television anchor, Joanne King Herring is known for her improbable fight with the Mujahedeen against the former Soviet Union. But her full story – with all its God, guns and Gucci glory – is even more remarkable.

She tells her fascinating continuing story in her own words with charm and delight in her extraordinary new memoir, Diplomacy and Diamonds: My Wars from the Ballroom to the Battlefield.

Visit Joanne’s Facebook page and become a fan for the chance to win a Peace Cord!

Learn more about Joanne at

Goodlifer Editor-in-Chief Proud to Wear Peace Cord!

Johanna, Editor-in-Chief of the blog Goodlifer, shows off her Peace Cord in this great photo!

You can read the article she wrote on Peace Cord here.

Peace Cord Highlighted on Marine Corp Website

The Marine Corp Association highlighted Peace Cord on its website showing support for the project and encouraging its members to Wear Peace Proudly. To read more, visit the Marine Corp Association website here.

Wall Street Journal Features Story on Spirit of America

Spirit of America, a partner of Peace Cord, is highlighted in an opinion piece by Daniel Henninger in the Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2011. The article, “Will Afghanistan Be a Forgotten War?” praises Spirit of America for the years of support provided to U.S. troops on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq to provide civilian aid.