The Twilight Benefit Foundation has announced that A Beautiful Me’s Karen Palka is a 2013 Twilight Benefit Civic Honoree. Karen will be honored at this year’s gala on Saturday, September 14, at 7pm, aboard the Ovation Yacht. During the event, Karen will be presented with a Twilight Benefit Civic Award for her outstanding work with A Beautiful Me. The yacht will dock at the GM Renaissance Center’s Winter Garden in downtown Detroit. The Twilight Foundation Community Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations whose leadership has made a significant impact in their particular Detroit metro area communities. This work may confront societal or civic issues, address health or environmental concerns, or promote arts and humanities. We celebrate people who are rolling up their sleeves, taking initiative, and solving problems in their neighborhoods and communities. This year a group of five Community Leaders will receive Honoree awards at the Gala. The Community Leadership Awards showcase individual or organizational excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of work, and inspiration of others. With each award, The Twilight Foundation publicly affirms present achievements, seeks to encourage further work on the part of the recipients, and hopes to motivate others to follow their lead in service to Detroit metro area communities.