7th Annual Live and Silent Handbag Auction
The 2013 annual live and silent handbag auction, It’s in the Bag, was a huge success! With 200 attendees, over 30 volunteers, 200 bags and specialty items the event proved exciting and entertaining in the beautiful space provided by snagajob. Every item bid upon helped raise money for LINC and at the end of the night nearly $40,000 was raised.
One attendee and LINC supporter, Marcia LaMaskin, said, “The event was fabulous!” Board member, Ryan Glasgow said, “I could not have been more proud to have been affiliated with LINC than I was last night…we put on a good show!”
Stephanie Rochon emceed and the presenting sponsor, the Virginia Cancer Institute’s own Dr. Gonzalez not only spoke about the great work LINC does but brought onto the stage his own former patient and LINC former client turned volunteer, Karen Miller, much to hersurprise!
Denise Kranich, Executive Director of LINC, made introductions and showed off the beautiful live auction items as auctioneer and volunteer, Nina Whittleton (of Classic Party Rentals), auctioned off a generous and heartfelt donation made in memory of Hirschler Fleischer’s Betty Hoefer, a four night island get-away to Hilton Head donated by Catherine Jetter, and a leopard print designer bag by Christian Louboutin donated anonymously.
With a craft beer tasting from Starr Hill, Island Squeezers provided by Brown Distributing, wine, and hors d’oeuvers provided by IK Catering, the event provided a jovial atmosphere of philanthropy and fun.
LINC Board and staff members would like to wholeheartedly thank all of the volunteers and participants this year as well as all of the sponsors: Virginia Cancer Institute, LeClair Ryan, Classic Party Rentals of Virginia, snagajob, Brandywine Realty Trust, Bon Secours, Williams Mullen, Virginia Physicians for Women, Hunton & Williams, Brown Distributing, Markel Corporation, HCA Virginia Health System, McGuire Woods, Allen & Allen, and ChemTreat.
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