The Party – The Gift of Life – The Four Seasons

Donors Are Heroes hosted its 9th annual “The Party” last week at the Four Season’s Hotel. The money raised from ticket sales will go directly to help maintain our public awareness programs, school summits and teaching initiatives. All of which are geared to educate and dispel the myths surrounding becoming an organ donor and the need for life-saving, life-enhancing transplants. The party attracted approximately 500 guests – an increase compared to last year’s affair. This year’s Hero of the year recipients were Nicole Cashman, Cashman & Assocs. and Brian Kappra, Evantine Design. This year’s co-hosts were Lauren Huezo & Eric Allen, who did a fantastic job.
Tina Lamsback and her dad Robert Lamsback

Where have you been all winter: Erin Elmore and Janice Lim. Looking fabulous as usual.
Fox29’s Mike Jerrick, Joan Peliggi, Renee Freeman and 6ABC’s
Michele and Mike Haberman, Jared Solomon, Aryanna Abousuri, Nadine and Keith Mecca. Jared and I used to work at Kohn, Swift & Graf together.
WMMR’s Marisa Magnatta, Amy Gorman, DiBrunos Bros, Jim Magnatta, Erin Como, Marie Williamson, and Eric Allen Co-Chair of tonights event and Assistant Director of Catering at Four Seasons Hotels
Christian Kassis and Biana DeMarco. Biana has a new blog called Philly Fashionistas where she covers everything of interest for the fashionable women and man in your life.
Joe, Abe and Nicole from the Four Seasons catering preparing delicious duck for the guests.

Scott Lean, SweetTooth (Easter’s this week, I know you didn’t get your candy yet. 630 South 4th Street) and Holly Bigelow. Among those attending included: Mark Morgan, Jenna Braunstein, Brett Ciarelli, Mort Weinstock, Phyllis Weinstock, Christie Bonetti, Gus Caruso, Steve and Tamar Olitsky, and Noel Perate
Don and Renee Freeman with the event designer with a flair Brian Kappra, Evantine.
Newly crowned Miss Philadelphia Maria Sciorillo and Mike Vrancik
Mike Chobert and Barbara Katz-Chobert, R. Chobert Decorating Company
Nicole Cashman, Lauren O’Dorisio, Renee Freeman, John Colabelli and the nested Sabrina Tamburino Thorne. Steve Thorne told me earlier in the evening that he and Sabrina discovered they love staying in with friends, watching movies and just being low key this winter. Nicole tells me that Arrow Swim Club is coming along swimmingly, but there are still memberships to be had. It’s going to be 80F on Thursday, and May is just around the corner. There’s nothing like a little night swim to cool down after work.
Aly Green, Jeff Kellmer and Melanie Finley. Melanie is a 3 year Ovarian Cancer survivor and has her own foundation MFOCF Charity Event The Blue Hydrangea Tea Party When: Saturday May 7th 12:30pm Cost: $55 per person Where: The Union League of Philadelphia 140S Broad Street, Philadelphia – The Blue Hydrangea Tea Party is a national campaign to encourage greater awareness of ovarian cancer. Each year on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, women across the country gather in small groups to have tea and learn about the disease. Tickets
Stefanie and Jay Kitchner
Colin Smyth and Krista Guidi
Dr. Gregory Nelson and Michelle Arthur

Eric Cahill and Dana Spain. Dana hosts one of my favorite annual parties too, another shindig where the men and women wear their finest threads and throw caution to the wind of have a ruckus time. The 7th Annual Chefs’ Dinner for PAWS held again this year at the Union League on June 27, 2011
Until next year….
remember to fill out your Driver License Donor Card. During this most holy week and every week, remember all those wonderful people who have gone before us who were generous enough to donate their organs to make a difference in someone else’s life. In the Gift of Life Institute 401 N. 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19123 215-599-2025 you will see several quilts where each panel represents a donor’s life which was created by the recipient of their organ. A touching tribute.