This entry was written by LBBC’s Marketing and Communications Assistant, Stacia Weaver:
LBBC is grateful for the partnerships that we establish with dedicated members of society. These long-term connections help us provide you with education and support programs for little to no cost. Over the past year, we have hosted several fundraising events where we have had the phenomenal support from you, our sponsors, and also long-time supporter of LBBC, NBC 10’s Investigative Reporter Lu Ann Cahn.
Lu Ann has a personal connection with the women we serve. A proud 19-year breast cancer survivor, she supports LBBC and the work that we do for women affected by breast cancer. Her vibrant personality, free-spirited demeanor, and personal story with breast cancer helps LBBC ensure women that you can live life beautifully after you’re diagnosed with breast cancer.
There is no doubt that Lu Ann comes to all of LBBC’s events dressed for the occasion. Just last Wednesday, she awed over 80-plus VIP guests when she walked into Twenty Manning Grill to accompany LBBC and the attendees of the preview party for The 2010 Butterfly Ball. Dressed in a classy black dress, stunning 3-inch heels, and a silver-beaded necklace to die for, you’d never guess that she’d just been on-set and cruising 100-plus miles in a racecar! “I had to take my helmet off and get to this event,” she said when she caught up with LBBC staff.
The next day, Lu Ann served as “celebrity scooper” at Rita’s Water Ice (Perkasie location). Decked out in a Rita’s Water Ice uniform, Lu Ann embodied all the guidelines that the staff at Rita’s Water Ice follow and amazingly enough had no problem serving delicious, cold treats so well! The event helped raised $500 for LBBC’s education and support programs and served as a genuine way for Lu Ann to reach out to the community and help spread awareness about LBBC and our programs.
Most people may be familiar with Lu Ann’s appearance at one of our biggest fundraising events, Yoga Unites for Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Lu Ann served as chair for the event, which raised over $200,000 for LBBC’s education and support programs. She sported a LuLu Lemon work-out suit and comfortable running sneakers for the occasion. Just before breaking out into a yoga pose with over 1,000 participants of the event, she took the stage and talked about her fight against breast cancer and urged anyone affected by the disease to live and love greatly.
The steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum won’t be the biggest LBBC fundraising event that Lu Ann would participate in this year. This year, she is serving as celebrity announcer for LBBC’s 2010 Butterfly Ball. She’ll announce the fabulous live and silent auction items at our annual fundraising gala, which last year raised over $500,000 for LBBC’s education and support programs. I’m sure Lu Ann will make an arrival wearing an elegant and classy gown as she helps LBBC honor and recognize those who have made a difference in the breast cancer community.
Lu Ann will be announcing a mouthful when she announces this year’s live and silent auction prizes which include a one-on-one encounter with your favorite exotic animals at this all-inclusive 5-day African Safari vacation; a eye-catching pair of diamond drop earrings for that special occasion; a private tour for zealous wine lovers at Kosta Browne Winery, a non-public winery that sells their wine only twice a year; a vacation worth $10,000 when you spend one week at a private villa in St. Barts, and much more!
There are many ways in which you can get involved in this year’s Butterfly Ball. Contact Lauren Ainsworth at 610-645-4567 x113 or Lauren@lbbc.org.