Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 01, 2013
The Jamie's Hope Foundation raised over $111,000 at its Second Annual Masquerade for a Cure Gala this past Friday. The ballroom at River Oaks Country Club was decked out in Gatsby-inspired décor and guests enjoyed an exquisite evening in support of targeted therapy research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The VIP reception, “A Private Champagne Affair,” took place in the salon area from 6pm-7pm for VIP ticketed guests. White and gold decorations filled the room. A ten-foot diva dressed in an all-white vintage ensemble greeted guests upon arrival, while two candy girls offered champagne. Electronic violinist, Alisa Peterson, stood next to the champagne tower, playing beautifully as the guests mingled and took pictures at both the step and repeat banner and in the photo booth provided by Shutterbooth.
The ballroom doors opened promptly at 7pm, revealing a grand room that had been lit with purple lighting and set with black and gold table décor and elaborate candelabra centerpieces, as well as the 12-piece band, the Richard Brown Orchestra. J&D Entertainment didn't disappoint with its Gatsby entertainers: stilt-walking flapper girls, choreographed Charleston-style dance numbers, and candy girls. Guest speaker Dr. A. Maria Tsimberidou and associate director of philanthropic resources at MD Anderson Robin Trout took the stage to accept a $50,000 check from the Jamie's Hope Foundation, representing the results of past fundraising efforts. The whopping silent, big board, and live auctions led by emcee Scott Sparks were a smash hit.
The support of both the monetary and in-kind sponsors of this year's gala made it into the wonderful evening that it was. The official sponsors included TCP Capital Partners, Greenbe
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