Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Sterling Event: An Astounding Success

Despite hard economic times, on October 4, 2008 the compassion and goodwill of 327 party-goers shone bright at the 4th Annual A Sterling Event.

This black-tie gala thrown in honor of A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF), founded by Dr. Sandy Goldberg, was a resounding success in the fight against breast cancer.

Hosts NBC5’s Rob Elgas and Ginger Zee kept the night running smoothly
while singer Ron Hawking kept the audience entertained with his witty “Lady is a Champ” (reworded to the tune of “Lady is a Tramp”) dedicated to Dr. Sandy Goldberg.

There was much excitement, including many raffles offering prizes such as a trip to London, and a hilarious game of heads-or-tails involving hot pink glow-in-the-dark necklaces and willing party-goers.

Guests were treated to a thrilling live auction, run by Auctioneer David Goodman. Among the amazing auction items were a trip to Costa Rica and a trip to Los Angeles.

During ASLF’s Buy a Mom a MammogramTM auction, the room was filled with raised auction paddles in an effort to help under-insured and uninsured women receive mammograms and follow-up care. Overall, the money raised from this auction will obtain approximately 1,100 mammograms for women throughout the Chicagoland area.

Donna Thompson, RN, MS was honored as the 2008 Evy Award Recipient, while ASLF was honored to welcome five more hospitals to its growing list of hospital partners; The University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago and Northwest Community Hospital are joined by Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Loyola University Health System, Sinai Health System, South Shore Hospital and Swedish Covenant Hospital.

A Sterling Event’s guests have much to celebrate. Not only has the evening raised double the amount of 2007’s A Sterling Event, but ASLF will surely raise even more via donations throughout the year for its programs against breast cancer.
Can there possibly be a more wonderful reason to celebrate?
Yes there is.

October 4 was named by Chicago’s Mayor Richard M. Daley, as A Silver Lining Foundation Day.

Cheers to Dr. Sandy Goldberg and A Silver Lining Foundation!

(photos courtesy of: Bill Richert and Gregg Rizzo)

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