Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, oh the glamorous life… On September 23, the charming ladies of the Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute organized their “In the Bag” lunch and a silent auction of vintage and designer accessories in outdoors under a beautiful white tent at the Pine Brook Country Club in Weston.
About 130 guests and their friends get dressed up and sip champagne while viewing the massive quantities of beautifully curated vintage and designer handbags at a silent auction, enjoying a hearty and healthy lunch, and listening. an educational conference program, all to raise funds in support of cancer research in women.
Founded in 1976, the Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has raised over $ 41 million to fund cancer research and patient care programs at Dana-Farber. They believe that philanthropy in the present makes future breakthroughs, cutting-edge treatments and better quality of care possible.
They exemplify the power of Friends through their dual mission of raising funds to support research, patient services, women’s cancer programs and oncology scholarships and providing services that improve the environment. of Dana-Farber Healing, including gift bags for patients in treatment, administration of a world-class art collection, non-denominational spiritual health programs and programs to brighten up the holidays of the patients and families.
These ladies had everything they needed for “In the Bag” at this event, as they raised $ 176,000.
For more information, visit www.dana-farber.org/friends.
Dacey Zouzas is Lifestyle Correspondent, Founder and Creative Director of The Z-List, featuring nonprofit organizations, and host and producer of the TV show “Dacey’s Divas”, featuring “Women Making a Difference” . Follow @Mass_Women on Twitter.