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.