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LUNGevity Gala!

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We went to Mellon Auditorium for the LUNGevity Foundation's 4th annual Musical Celebration of Hope Gala.

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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.

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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.

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State Dept.'s Kevin Bernarding joins the Total Wine crew: his wife, Vanessa BernardingBrian 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.

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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.

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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.