Navigation Links
Couples Dash Around Manhattan in Search of a Diamond & More While Raising Money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Date:9/15/2009

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of couples dashed around Manhattan on Saturday in search of a $20,000 engagement ring, Hawaiian honeymoon and more as part of the "Diamond Dash: Dash for a Diamond & a Cure." The event was sponsored by Michael C. Fina and Tacori, leaders in the jewelry and bridal industry. Winners Tom Weymouth and Katherine Gordon of Astoria, NY inched out fellow dashers by mere minutes to claim the grand prize and opportunity to propose live at mad46 Rooftop Lounge at the Roosevelt Hotel.

Tom and Katherine took approximately 3 hours to complete the course, using a combination of subways, cabs, and sprinting to dash past their fellow competitors. Overcome with joy and surprise, Tom dropped to one knee and said, "Kat, I'd run anywhere with you." Ironically, this wasn't the first time the two had participated in such an event. "Kat and I love games and one of our first dates was a race around New York where we really bonded as a couple," said Tom. "When we saw the Diamond Dash advertised, we knew it was meant to be. When we actually won we just couldn't believe our luck!"

The couple was greeted by the Fina family, who presented them with a 1.52 carat Tacori diamond in a classic Tacori engagement ring setting. It fit Katherine's finger perfectly. "It has always been our belief that diamonds make a difference in everyone's lives, and I think it's safe to say this one will always remind Tom and Katherine of their dedication to one another," said Steven Fina, VP of Michael C. Fina.

Also in attendance was Michael Osso, Executive Director of the New York City Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which proceeds of the dash benefited. Dashers were encouraged to donate $100.00 to the society in lieu of a registration fee. Nearly $3,000 was raised.

Event kick-off took place at 12:00 noon at Battery Park and text messaged clues led couples to various wedding-related destinations around Manhattan including Michael C. Fina, Hearst, John Allan, Tumi, Godiva Chocolatier, Ron Ben-Israel, Kleinfeld, and mad46. Pier 17, which is the start of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual Light the Night Walk, was also included in the route.

All dashers were invited back to Michael C. Fina upon the event's conclusion to enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres, a selection of Godiva chocolates, and a cake tasting compliments of Ron Ben-Israel. If dashers chose to purchase a Tacori engagement ring that night, a special offer was provided.

Michael C. Fina will continue to demonstrate that diamonds do make a difference through December 31, 2009 by donating $100 to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for each engagement ring purchased.

About Michael C. Fina

Michael C. Fina is the perfect place to turn when celebrating life's many milestones, big or small. It is our family's mission since 1935 to continuously bring you inspirational pieces that both excite and sooth, make a statement and withstand the test of time--to be loved today and treasured tomorrow.

Outfit your home with a special piece hand-crafted by established artisans. Toast to the start of something beautiful with our registry. Discover the ring that is worthy of becoming her own. Enjoy a divine dining experience amongst friends. Tell your story with a custom piece of jewelry. Welcome a new arrival. No matter what the milestone, let us help you celebrate it and distinguish it with beauty, joy and love.

Visit www.michaelcfina.com for more information.

About Tacori

Spanning four decades, Tacori designs have fused classic elegance with modern inspiration, creating some of the world's most highly regarded and exquisite jewelry. The stunning beauty and intricacy of each piece of Tacori jewelry is the result of an uncompromising passion for artisanship. Handcrafted in California, these remarkably detailed rings and fine jewelry pieces become the timeless symbols of connection that join individuals and generations.

Visit www.tacori.com for more information.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (R) (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

Visit www.lls.org for more information


'/>"/>
SOURCE Michael C. Fina
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Couples more likely to divorce if spouse develops cervical or testicular cancer
2. Couples attending counseling sessions together better prepared to ease childrens concerns
3. Updated: National Infertility Awareness Week Nov. 4-10; Infertility Affects Significant Number of Couples
4. New Survey Reveals That Couples Want Vacation Time Together After the Stressful Holiday Season
5. Helping Couples Fight Prostate Cancer, This Week on Your Cancer Today(TM)
6. Equal level of commitment and relationship satisfaction found among gay and heterosexual couples
7. Same-Sex Couples Just as Committed as Heterosexual Counterparts
8. When couples face the diagnosis of cancer, women carry a larger emotional burden than men
9. Infertility Consultancy and Chicago Pharmacy Bring Hope to Infertile Couples
10. Couples with fertility problems where the man is over 35 have increased difficulty in conceiving
11. California Supreme Court Gay-Marriage Ruling Reinforces Top Bay Area Fertility Specialists Support for Same-Sex Couples
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, and are derived from many ... the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and commentary in the current issue ... the full issue, click here . , For the American Society of Clinical ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a ... they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , ... Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , ... our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A ... procedures that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that ... but also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global ... Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition ... Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 2016 One of Australia,s successful ... of a new biotechnology company, Noxopharm Limited [ABN 50 608 966 ... and to list on the ASX. Noxopharm is a ... enter a Phase 1 clinical study later this year. ... of the biggest problems facing cancer patients - the ability of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... June 27, 2016 Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: ... under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as ... Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Celator"; Nasdaq: CPXX ) ... Daylight Time). As previously announced on May ... definitive merger agreement under which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ... will take whatever measures required to build a strong ... which is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current ... Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in ... understand, not only by the Company, but shareholders and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: