Catwalk For A Cure Gala For Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation
By Jennifer Roosth
Photographer by Priscilla Dickson
THE SCENE: The ultra-glam Astoria Building was the backdrop for this year’s highly anticipated Catwalk for a Cure affair to benefit the Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation. Four hundred and fifty guests enjoyed the lavish runway gown designs of Monique Lhuiller, this year’s featured designer, as they enjoyed Double Cross Moscow Mules and dazzling champagne with light up rings, signifying raffle ticket purchases to win diamond jewels from Tenenbaum Classic Jewelers.
THE VIBE: The night was all about fashion as Monique Lhuillier’s, courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue, presented her spring/summer collection and new shoe line. Also a crowd favorite was the live auction including a trip to Sea Vacation’s Puerto Vallarta Paradise, Alexander Knight bags, and a Monique Lhuillier gown.
THE CAUSE: Allie and Jay Fields, along with Lisa and Josh Oren, chaired event that raised an unprecedented $750,000 at the sold-out event honoring Freddie Steinmark Family, Dr. Keila Torres and Kristin Elliott and benefiting the Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation research, awareness, and support. Also applauded were Sarcoma survivors Lauri Maudin, David Solomon, Alexandra Knight, Amanda Conti, Jo Veigel and Kristin Elliott. Foundation founder Melissa Bellinger confirmed that this was the foundations most successful fundraising evening to date.