LBBC kicks off preview party: A look forward to The 2010 Butterfly Ball

Over 80 people were on the RSVP list for this year’s preview party to LBBC’s annual fundraising gala, The 2010 Butterfly Ball. All attendees were remarkably inspired as the four honorees and four co-chairs embraced each other, meeting for the first time together since they agreed to take their positions. The upscale black-tie event brought out the elegance in all of the attendees who all made a fashion statement as they entered, many for the first time since its re-opening, Twenty Manning Grill.

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Leslie Taichman (L) is one of the four honorees for this year’s gala. Audrey Claire Taichman (R), owner of Twenty Manning Grill is a co-chair of the gala this year.

Entering the restaurant, you were greeted by dimmed lights, your choice of red wine, white wine, or a pink colored bellini cocktail, and wooed by the first-time reveal of the grand prize drawing items and the silent and live auction prizes. All of the items were donated to LBBC on behalf of various sponsors of the annual gala, which last year brought in over $500,000 for LBBC’s education and support programs. The LBBC staff was delighted to sell ‘chances’ for the items, which include a 14-karat diamond bracelet from Govberg Jewelers’, an all-inclusive trip to an African Safari, a pair of diamond earrings valued at over $20,000, and much more!

Pink Bellini Cocktails were served to all of the guests.

From Govberg Jewelers’ Signature Collection, this 14K white-gold bracelet is one of the Grand Prize Drawings valued at over $17,000.

It didn’t take much for the honorees and co-chairs to recognize each other. White House | Black Market, one of the chain stores under Chico’s Fas, Inc. offered to dress the honorees and co-chairs for the event. As they all embraced each other, they threw in some “ooooos and ahhhhs” as they idolized each other’s elegant dress from White House | Black Market, None of them, however, was wearing the same dress! What were the odds? They were amazed! A long-time corporate sponsor of LBBC, Chico’s FAS, Inc.will be presented with the 2010 Corporate Leadership Award at the gala this year.

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Honorees (left to right) Lisa Black, Sue Weldon, Leslie Taichman, Jo Ann Cottman

The gala’s title reflects the most modest insect, a butterfly. LBBC dedicated a breathtaking evening to the breast cancer survivors and supporters who have stared breast cancer in the eye, fought the battle, and like a butterfly, flew effortlessly through the trials that the disease brings. The honorees and co-chairs, have accounted their experiences with breast cancer to their drive and commitment to do more for those who aren’t having the best journey with the disease.

LBBC staff with NBC 10’s Investigative Reporter, Lu Ann Cahn (second from left), celebrity announcer of this year’s Butterfly Ball.

There are many ways in which you can get involved in this year’s Butterfly Ball. For more information, contact Lauren Ainsworth at 610-645-4567 x113 or

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