Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Susan G Komen Pink Tie Ball

Susan G. Komen of Orange County held their annual Pink Tie Ball in Laguna Beach at the Festival of the Arts, where the Pageant of the Masters is held every summer.  The Pink Tie Ball Committee chooses unique venues each year, from the ball field of Angels Stadium to the private airport hangar of Atlantic Aviation.  The Komen Foundation strives to eradicate breast cancer by donating community grants to Orange County non-profit facilites that can offer free screening to residents. 
Art was the feature of the evening, with painted works by breast cancer survivors, donors, and volunteers in collaboration with renowned artist, Jerome Gastaldi, being featured and auctioned off. 

Guests purchased lanterns from the Tree of Hope, for a chance to win a $10,000 18-karat gold and diamond bracelet, generously donated by Black Starr & Frost.  Guess this wasn't my year, as someone else walked away with the bracelet by the end of the night.  But I did manage to win (or as my hubby puts it, "pay more than anyone else wants to" lol) the opportunity for a child to announce "Play Ball!" before an Angels game!  Lucky Knolton!

Carolyn Ausman, myself, Analisa Albert
Hubby and I, wearing Brunello Cucinelli
Festival of the Arts,
where the Pageant of the Masters is held every year

Pink cocktail of the evening, adorned with a starfruit

Great concept of paying $50 for a surprise wine pull to enjoy at dinner
Cathie Lawler and Bill Peters of Louis Vuitton
myself, Lori Kenyon of Ritual Cleanse, Richard Farley II
The family plus a buddy for Knolton!
"Play Ball!"

photos coutesy of Osusan Haraikawa, Tyler Jo Gaines, Richard J Eldridge, and myself

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  1. loving the pink heavy theming. I hope you downed a few of the starfruit cocktails for the cause!

    1. But of course I did. Anything for the cause! ;)