Guests at the 5th annual Bright Pink High Tea Benefit celebrated the women they love
Survivors and supporters of breast and ovarian cancer spent Sunday afternoon getting the perfect pink pout — courtesy of Libertyville-based Amazing Cosmetics — and posing for photos at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth. CelebTV.com’s Kelli Zink and WMAQ-Channel 5’s Alicia Roman emceed the afternoon, introducing former Broadway star Laurie Akers’ performance to the crowd of 350. “For all of us, there is a time in our lives when our moment comes,” said award recipient Sonya Jackson, the president of the United Airlines Foundation whose mother is a survivor. “One of mine has been working with breast cancer organizations to help them fulfill their goals.” The event raised more than $72,000 for Bright Pink, a non-profit that provides support for young women.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event. The Sun-Times Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust will match your donation to Bright Pink, up to a total of $5,000, now through January 1, 2013. Donate here.
Photos by Ramzi Dreessen