At the Shipman residence: Cancer League of Colorado President Gary Reece, VP Fundraising Barbara Reece, Kickoff co-chair and host Laura Shipman, co-chair Rosalina Diecidue, Marty Gathers – CLC ambassador extraordinaire, Auction Chair Edie Marks, Kickoff Co-chairs Lori Marks-Connors and Elise Marks-Gruitch.
The weather cooperated, and so did the community when Cancer League Colorado, the all-volunteer nonprofit known for raising big funds for cancer research, held its kickoff for the annual Hope Ball to be held in May 2018.
Laura Shipman opened her Cherry Hills Village home to a full house to enjoy cuisine donated by 20 different restaurant and food purveyors and to shop at 17 pop-up boutiques who donated a portion of proceeds to CLC, amounting to $6,000.
Created with eye appeal as well as tempting the taste buds were generous food displays from Santiago’s, North-Eastern Seafood, Italco Food Products, Cheese & Truffle Shop, Japon, Patxi’s Pizza, Glacier, GiGi’s Cupcales, Garlic Knot, Chef on the Rocks, Chop House, Brio, Mangia Bevi, Yia Yia’s, Hapa, Chick-Fil-A, Zane’s Italian Bistro, Jimmy Johns, 801 Chophouse and Bad Daddy’s Burgers. Sponsors for the day were Airbonne, Scott Mitchell, Jay’s Valet and 801 Chophouse.
In addition, the pop-up retailers included BAM Bags, Stella & Dot jewelry, Lombardi Boutique, Wild Blue Boutique, Swoozie’s, Pink’s, Booze Blings, Wheelhouse Gifts, Nature As It Comes, Adams & Ross Home Collections, Woodhouse Day Spa, Makk, Lip Bar Custom Cosmetics, Christie Harff Clothing, Elise Zall jewelry, Onyx & Blush jewelry and Trend Boutique. What a line up!
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