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Key to the Cure!
Presented by WTOP
October 17, 2013

Key to the Cure!

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Last night we went to Saks Fifth Avenue Chevy Chase for the 11th annual Key to the Cure.

The fundraising continues all weekend, with 2% of in-store sales benefiting women's cancer programs at Suburban Hospital. We snapped current chair Katie Jagger with past chairs Maura Shannon, Nina Snow, and Amanda Polk.

Nextel founder Morgan O'Brien, his wife honorary chair Belle, and Foundation board's David Reuben bookend the family of sponsors Coleman autos: co-chair Marte, her husband Jim, and son Patrick.

The revamped kick-off had a fashion show featuring luxury brand Lafayette 148 New York. Here, supporter Sue Farha, with survivor sponsors Diana and Linda Courie, and volunteer Carolyn Manos.

Happy Anniversary!

We snapped WTOP chief Joel Oxley in his studios. We listen to 103.5 FM constantly, since it's The Scene Bisnow's partner in presenting the city's vibrant social scene. With 190 colleagues and running the top revenue-grossing station in the US, no wonder he's too busy to realize that next month is his 15th anniversary as the station's GM. Congrats!


Last night we also went to 1776 for Tech Cocktail Sessions to hear LivingSocial CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy tell his story. We snapped him (right) with Hinge's Samy Levy, Liam Darmody and Chris Darmanin.

There was beer, pizza and a Q&A. Here, GWU's Brooke Scott, Tagamo's Player Haynes, and Midtown Group's Manuel Iglesias.

WeddingWire's Kelsey McCleary, Kyle Terlesky, and Kamari Guthrie.


We headed to Chima Brazilian Steakhouse in Tysons Corner to celebrate Virginia Wine Month and intersperse Virginia wine tastings with our caipirinha drinks. We snapped Paradise Springs Winery owner Kirk Wiles (right) with Luke's Wings' Lindsay Kin and Fletcher Gill.

Chima served smoked salmon endives, chicken wrapped in bacon, and sirloin medallions. Here, Serendipity 3's Rodrigo Garcia, EPG PR's Erika Gutierrez, Boxwood Estate Winery's Amanda Galanis.

Hope Connections!

Last night we also stopped in Bethesda for the Looking Good Fashion Show at the FASEB Auditorium for a wine and cheese reception, trunk sale, and fashion show. It featured the Alloro Collection, designs made with the challenges of breast cancer survivors in mind. We snapped its co-founders Laurel Kamen and Christine Irvin with chief designer Roedean Landeaux.

Jill Foer Hirsch read excerpts from her book When Good Boobs Turn Bad: A Mammoir. She's flanked by volunteers Donella Nazzaro and Laurie Kaye Schwartz; at right, CEO Paula Rothenberg. Proceeds benefited Hope Connections for Cancer Support's free programs for fighters, survivors, and their loved ones.

Heather Mahoney, Alfredo Flores, and Scott Pacheco contributed to this issue.


Thursday, October 17, 6:00 PM, Chris4Life 3rd Annual Blue Hope Bash at The Four Seasons, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Help raise funds and awareness for colon cancer prevention and research. Includes reception, dinner, awards, heartfelt speeches, silent auction, and performance by Ted Garber. $225 - $700, info

Monday, October 21, 6:00 PM, join VIDA Fitness at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St NW, for a one-of-a-kind Zumba experience at its First Annual Dance til Dawn Zumbathon. $30, info

Thursday, October 17, 6:30 - 9:30 PM, Cocktail Happy Hour Fundraiser for Urban Light at The Huxley, 1730 M St. NW. $15 donation at the door - raffle for 1 ticket to the Capital City Ball, info.

Thursday, October 17, 8:00 PM, IMPACT DC Young Jewish Professionals Event at The Howard Theater, 620 T St. NW. Cocktail attire, $50/cover and $100/donation to The Federation's Annual Campaign, info.

Thursday, October 17, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Just Cause Happy Hour at Marvin, 2007 14th St. NW. all donations plus a portion of bar sales go to TEDxMidAtlantic. $10, info.

Thursday, October 17, 5:30 PM, Macy's Metro Center; fashion expert Amy E. Goodman shares her essentials for the season, 1201 G St. NW. spend $75+ receive swag bag and copy of Wear This, Toss That. info.

Friday, October 18, 7:00 PM, Concert with SouSou & Maher Cissoko at the Embassy of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. traditional Swedish and W. African music. $10, info.

Friday, October 18, 7:00 - 11:00 PM, Divine Style DC & Sip with Socialities Decades of Decadence Fashion Soiree at Malmaison, 3401 Water St. NW. $60, swag bags and one-hour open bar. info.

Friday, October 18, 8:30 PM, join Mary's Center for Young Professionals Gala at Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW. Open bar, hors d'oeuvres, live band, silent auction. $125, info.

Friday, October 18, 5:00 - 9:00 PM, Revival Stout Release Party at Port City Brewing Co, 3950 Wheeler Ave. Alexandria. 60-barrel batch. 5% of sales donated to Oyster Recovery Partnership, info.

Friday, October 18, 12:30 — 2:00 PM, Luncheon with George Takei, actor & gay rights advocate at The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Lunch, remarks, Q&A. $35/general, $20/student, info.

Friday, October 18, 1:00 — 3:00 PM, Gilt City Warehouse Sale at Longview Gallery, 1234 9th St. NW. top brands, from up-and-coming young designers and venerable fashion houses. $10, info.

Friday, October 18, 2:00 — 3:30 PM, CNN host Piers Morgan signs copies of Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney at The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. $10/general, info.

Friday, October 18, 7:00 PM, A Night at The Yards 2013 at Waterfront Venue, 136 N St. SE. food, beer and wines; live music by New Orleans' Deacon John; $110/advance, $120/door, info.

Friday, October 18, 7:00 PM, Georgetown Gala at the Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. annual black tie soiree celebrates Georgetown & CAG mission of historic preservation. $225-$275, info.

Saturday, October 19, 7:30 PM, the 5th Annual School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL) Gala at The National Press Club Ballroom, 529 14th St. NW. with Lissa Muscatine. Donations, rsvp.

Saturday, October 19, 11:00 AM — 6:00 PM, Merrifield Fall Festival at Mosaic District, 2910 District Ave. Fairfax. live music, beer garden, local artists, kids activities, pumpkin patch, info.

Saturday, October 19, 8:00 PM, Go Formal for Justice at Mayer Brown, 1999 K St. NW. biggest night for DC's young lawyers; open bar, dancing, performance by Sutherland Comfort, hors d'oeuvres, gin bar, silent auction. Benefits DC Bar Foundation. $100+, info.

Saturday, October 19, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Blondes vs Brunettes Tailgate Party at Mason Inn, 2408 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $5, open bar from 1—2pm; specials the rest of the evening. 100% of the proceeds benefit The Alzheimer's Association! info.

Saturday, October 19, the 76th International Gold Cup Races at Great Meadow in The Plains, VA. $55, info.

Saturday, October 19, 6:00 - 11:00 PM, Tigerlily Foundation's 5th Annual EmPOWER Ball at Hilton Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Dr. Honoring five women who've made major strides for breast cancer research. Cocktails, silent auction, three-course dinner, live entertainment. $100, info.

Saturday, October 19, 6:30 PM, Imagination Stage Gala, Stories Make the World Go 'Round, honoring beloved author Judith Viorst. Pre-show cocktails and a silent auction, followed by performance by IS students and actors. $250/individual, rsvp.

Saturday, October 19, 5:00 PM, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light The Night Walk at Freedom Plaza, 14th St. & PA Ave. NW. live music, food/beverages, family activities. Donations, register.

Sunday, October 20, 4:00 — 7:00PM, World Atlas of Wine Book Signing, & conversation between Master of Wine Jancis Robinson and Wash Post wine columnist Dave McIntyre at Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE. $35, hors d'oeuvres and wine, info.

Sunday, October 20, 9:00 AM, The Animal Welfare League Alexandria Shelter Walk for Homeless Animals at Market Square City Hall in Old Town. $24/advance, $40/on-site, info.

Sunday, October 20, 5:00 PM, Keeping up with the Joneses (author Bridget Jones and Radhika Jones, Executive Editor of Time) Signing & Discussion at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $15, info.

Sunday, October 20, 12:00 — 4:00 PM, the Potomac River Jam, an afternoon on the Potomac River and C&O Canal at River Center at Lockhouse 8. Free music festival, info.

Sunday, October 20, 6:00 - 7:00 PM, FREE: Back to School Latin Dance Party at The Kennedy Center. Tickets given at 5:30pm, info.

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