Saturday, September 29, 2007

Skate for Hope

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The stars of the figure skating world came out to support this important cause! Carolyn Bongirno created Skate for Hope, an event that invites skaters and fans to enjoy a night of figure skating and raise funds for breast cancer research. Local skaters shared the ice with Emily Hughes, Marcy Hinzmann & Aaron Parchem and Katy Taylor. Presented beautifully in the Nationwide Arena, this premier annual event is open for all to attend. Please join us next year!

Finishing Touches

JASPER, INDIANA - Finishing Touches, a Vera Bradley retailer, had the passion and enthusiasm to do a big event – they just didn’t have the space in their store. The brilliant answer was right around the corner; the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center! A portion of the proceeds went to benefit this stunning center, and it was a great way to invite the public to see the facility designed to deliver hope. A gorgeous ‘dessert only’ dinner was held to the delight of all who attended. Guests were presented with recipes of the desserts as a sweet reminder of the special evening.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Fort Wayne (Indiana) Wizards

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA - The Fort Wayne Wizards “pitched” in to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for the Foundation by donning pink jerseys for their double header against the South Bend Silver Hawks. Fans were encouraged to bid in a silent auction for their favorite player’s jersey. In all, the Wizards raised, $3,020.00 for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. The response from Wizards fans and family was amazing,” said General Manager Mike Nutter. “The Vera Bradley Foundation is a great organization to work with, and we were extremely pleased to help them in their effort for breast cancer research.”

Friday, September 21, 2007

Hope By The Bay

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND - The second annual Hope by the Bay event in Annapolis, Maryland, was once again a tremendous success. Nearly 200 guests joined Fieldstone Marketing sales group for a luncheon and fundraising auction. Dr. Susan Clare from the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research Laboratories at Indiana University gave an update on the amazing work that the team is doing. Dr. Clare discussed the incredible value of individual donations (no matter the size), and she reiterated how every single donor makes a difference that is helping to save lives!