Over 400 young Chicago professionals did just that, as they filled the Hard Rock Hotel for the annual “Power of Pink” charity event. The party was perfectly pink and perfectly priced for young professionals, which was an added bonus. Tickets weren’t overly expensive (pre-sale tickets were $45.00) and guests still felt like they were making a difference for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The event generated a lot of buzz on both Facebook and Twitter as it proved to be a huge success. Lindsay Avner, CEO and Founder of Bright Pink, announced that they raised over $28,000 for their educational and awareness program. Bright Pink is the only organization of its kind, focusing on early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. Avner couldn’t have done it without the help of her perfectly pink hosts and their incredible silent auction items. The lovely hosts included: Jason Erkes, DC Crenshaw, Ryan Poli, Kelli Zink, Amanda Puck, Jessica Zweig, Showbiz Shelly and Cameron Croft.
If you missed this event and yet still want to be involved, be sure to check out Bright Pink’s website for on-going events. (www.bebrightpink.org)