The Mainline Ladies Come out to Support Cancer Support Community
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) Greater Philadelphia held their 15th Annual “In Fashion!” Luncheon & Fashion Show in conjunction with Neiman Marcus. This year though they held the fundraiser on the Mainline at the Merion Cricket Club in Haverford and not in the store at King of Prussia Mall as had been done the past few years.
For this year’s fundraiser, CSC partnered with Neiman Marcus who carries fashion designer Brunello Cucinelli clothing. Brunello Cucinelli’s ready-to-wear, handbag and shoe collections represent an expression of everyday luxury and sophistication, where comfort and style come together in an inseparable combination.
There was a pop up shopping area where guests could buy Brunello Cucinelli’s designs. 10% of the proceeds would go to the CSC. Cucinelli regularly donates 20% of his profits through the Brunello Cucinelli Foundation.
Kathy O’Mara, Development Director Cancer Support Community and Kelly Harris, CEO Cancer Support Community.
Cancer Support Community supports men, women, and children living with cancer by offering free counseling, music therapy, support groups, educational workshops, exercise classes, and specialized programs for children and teens.
Cancer survivor, Lisa Barsky, who also volunteers many of her free hours at CSC and Paige Stengel, Marketing Coordinator at LaHoda Natural Health Centre
Petra Halloran, Erika Gabriel and Amanda Burch
Donna Celentans, Lynn Charlton and Julie Schellenger
Sandy Edelstein, Shana Schwartz, Robin Lovett, Nicole Schaeffer and Andrea Alexanian
Ali Bristow and Samantha Anne
Noelle Wein, JoAnn Wurzak and Ginny Salaman
Tara Lessard reigning over the beautiful fundraiser luncheon
Jeff Kellmer, Evelyn Cintron and Joann Massengill. Jeff donated a $5,000 bracelet which was auction off during the luncheon.
Stephanie Stahl, CBS3Philly emceed the event, where two young ladies whose mother is a cancer survivor, were models in the fashion show
Auctioneer Jeff Hammond working his magic raising additional funds for the organization. Not only is Jeff a great fundraiser, but a great MC as well.
Hilarie Morgan and Babs Snyder enjoy the fashion show
Marjorie Honickman chats during lunch
Many guests slid over to the other sides of the table to get the best view of the gorgeous clothes
There were audible ahhs for this beautiful outfit
It was a successful event. I loved the new venue. Please check out Cancer Support Community and all their wonderful services, and pass the word. There are so many wonderful organizations out there to help those in need. They need our support, but most of all they’re there if you need them. Many times people don’t realize these programs are available, unless they hear about them from their case worker.
Look for additional photos in the February issue of Philadelphia Magazine and in the next issue of Liberty City Press