It’s sure to be a glamorous and star-studded event! We can’t wait to see what Brooklyn has in store for us!
See you on the pink carpet!
Brooklyn’s Pink and Black Tie Gala
Thursday, May 6th
6:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Stage 6 at Steiner Studios
15 Washington Avenue
The Brooklyn Regional Office of the American Cancer Society will be hosting a “starry night” on May 6th, 2010 at its second annual Pink and Black Tie Gala. With a roster of celebrities donating their time and efforts to the success of the event, this year’s Gala will be a fun-filled and stylish tribute to Brooklyn’s achievements on the big screen. Fittingly, the event will be held at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, the borough’s notable movie and television studio.
Guests of the Gala will stroll down the pink carpet into a luxurious, star-studded ballroom for a night of dancing and dining, music and entertainment and an exhilarating auction packed with fabulous items. Celebrating the celebrity that is Brooklyn, this year’s Pink & Black Tie Gala is sure to be unforgettable.
Tickets start at $275 which includes a lavish cocktail hour, elegant seated dinner, special performances, dancing and a chance to get lucky at the amazing silent and live auctions. The cost of each ticket or table, less the fair market value of $125 per ticket, is a 100% tax-deductible donation.
Back by popular demand for a second year, Brooklyn’s own style expert Stacy London will host the Gala. Stacy is one of America’s premiere style experts, helping women to boost their confidence by creating and celebrating their personal style. The co-host of TLC’s What Not To Wear is a committed volunteer for the Brooklyn Office of the American Cancer Society as well as Hope Lodge and the Look Good Feel Better program. “I don’t know anybody who isn’t affected by cancer, whether it’s friends, relatives, or ourselves,” said Stacy. “Cancer is a devastating disease and I would do anything for the American Cancer Society. It is just an unbelievably worthy cause.”
This year, the American Cancer Society will honor the borough’s own Legends and Luminaries for their contributions to making Brooklyn shine, and for their efforts in the fight against cancer. The 2010 honorees include: Academy award nominated novelist, playwright and filmmaker Peter Hedges; Mike Baker of IKEA Brooklyn; William B. Solomon, MD, and Dr. Swayam Sadanadan, MD.
A highlight of the 2010 Gala will be the Lucky Star Auction, featuring more than 200 amazing lifestyle items including designer fashions, luxury trips and beauty and wellness packages. Auctioneer Elyse Luray, also back for a second year, is an appraiser and historian in popular culture, who was for 11 years an auctioneer at Christie’s responsible for setting many record prices. She is currently one of five hosts on the PBS series “History Detectives.” Elyse will also preside over a special “Raise the Paddle” auction at the Gala to benefit Camp Adventure, the American Cancer Society’s free summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings.
The evening’s feature performer will be Tina Sugandh, who is quickly becoming known as “The World’s First Bollywood Pop Star.” This singer, songwriter, dancer, guitarist, tabla player, and actress has had two Billboard charting singles and has been on several Hollywood blockbuster soundtracks. After losing her mother to breast cancer late in 2008, Tina joined forces with the American Cancer Society to promote awareness and the importance of mammography.
2010 Sponsors of the Pink and Black Tie Gala include Prudential, TD Bank, IKEA Brooklyn, Brooklyn’s boutique nu hotel, and Brooklyn Radiation Oncology. Opici Wine Company of NY, Brooklyn Brewery, Heights Chateau, AJ Bart Lithographers and Vespa of Brooklyn, among others, are providing in-kind support of the event.
The American Cancer Society is offering a special opportunity to win two tickets to the Gala. One individual will be chosen randomly from among all contributors to an inspirational on-line forum on the event website http://pinkandblacktiegala.com/sharingtheexperience. The winner and a guest will enjoy the Gala and a photo opportunity with Stacy London.
Proceeds from the Pink and Black Tie Gala support the Brooklyn Office’s free, expert help to more than 3,000 patients and their families facing cancer each year, as well as the Society’s national research program. Tickets and more information on the Pink and Black Tie Gala can be found at www.pinkandblacktiegala.com, or by calling Tamara Ehlin at 718.622.2492, ext. 5115.
About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.
As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.