We went to Mellon Auditorium for the LUNGevity Foundation's 4th annual Musical Celebration of Hope Gala.
We snapped LUNGevity Board member and the night’s dinner chair Grace Bender, former Ambassador and OAS’ Jaime Aparicio, and ABC7 news anchor and lung cancer survivor Greta Kreuz.
LUNGevity Foundation is the nation's largest lung cancer focused nonprofit. Here, Agnes Blanc and her husband, entertainer Daniel Blanc, with production director Tolu Oluwadiya.
State Dept.'s Kevin Bernarding joins the Total Wine crew: his wife, Vanessa Bernarding; Brian Riedel with his wife Urenco's Sarah Riedel; and SVP Jay Clarke with his wife Alison Clarke. The gala centered on the presentation of the Face of Hope award to Rep Diana DeGette.
Eli Lily’s Courtney Cecere, her husband Northrup Grumman’s Keith Cecere, and consultants Ryan and Regina North. The gala started with a wonderful VIP cocktail reception with appetizers and a string quartet.
There was a live band, dance floor, and a special performance by Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young. Here, McFadden Group’s Lyn McFadden, WFP’s Mark “McFabulous" McFadden, and Boehringer Ingelheim’s Marilyn Marquardt.