On Saturday, October 12, the Susan G. Komen Foundation will host the 12th Annual Pink Tie Ball to continue their fight against breast cancer. As this year’s theme is 50 Shades of Pink, attendees will enjoy an array of activities that play on the popular Fifty Shades of Grey book and demonstrate their dominance over this disease. To literally drive the theme home, Cescaphe Event Group’s Vie will be decorated in 50 different hues of pink.
“We are coming together to support our fight against breast cancer and celebrate the many victories we have achieved together,” says Elaine Grobman, CEO of Susan G. Komen Philadelphia, of the event that has raised roughly $6 million over the past 11 years. “Each shade of our 50 Shades of Pink represents the hope each one of us brings to millions of women.”
At the main event (6-11 p.m.; $625/ticket), guests will mingle with the likes of Cirque du Soleil performer, Irina Burdetsky, guest speaker, Mayor Michael A. Nutter, and Philadelphia musicians, Tony Grandberry & The Big Fun Orchestra. Antiques Roadshow’s Alasdair Nichol will host a live auction, while a silent auction will afford the opportunity to bid on dining packages handpicked by R2L chef Daniel Stern. The highest bidder could win dinner at Bistrot la Minette, Davio’s, R2L, or 10 Arts. What’s more, a secret fantasy auction will also offer over 80 unique prizes, such as a weekend escape to The New York Palace, a Henri Bendel ensemble, and much more.
As an alternative, those interested in supporting the cause can participate in the Young Professionals Party (9 p.m.-1 a.m.; $100/ticket) instead. This event will feature an Ecsta-Z Raffle where guests will have the opportunity to win two tickets to Jay Z’s Magna Carta World Tour, transportation to the show, and a basket of essentials for the ride. In addition, Jay Roberts Jewelers will be on site with an array of accessories, which are perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Celebrate the rest of the evening with an open bar, butlered hors d’oeuvres, and beats by Mix 106.1 DJ Robbie Rob.
Reserve your ticket or donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation by visiting komenphiladelphia.org/PTB or calling 215-238-8900. Tickets for both events will be on sale until Friday, October 11 at noon. 600 N. Broad St.