Adagio Health wants everyone to be in the pink, especially when it comes to the 12th annual Hot Pink Pittsburgh event Sept. 21 at the August Wilson Center. To get in the mood, a VIPink party was held at the Reed Smith terrace at 3 PNC Plaza, Downtown, Tuesday night. Cocktails and a strolling supper of hors d'oeuvres, along with views of PNC Park and an approaching thunderstorm, made for an exciting prelude to the Tempo Awards. This year's awardees were state Sens. Jane Earll and Mary Jo White, Dr. Terri-Ann Gizienski (with Tom Ulewicz), Steven Herforth and Peter Karlovich. "We usually hold this party in the home of Steve and Peter, but since we were honoring them for their contributions, we wanted a different venue," said co-chair Janice Meade, laughing.
The other co-chairs for the elegant event were her husband, Ernie Meade, and Judy and John Woffington. After the formal awards presentations, which included a few words of thanks from Adagio CEO Rick Baird Jr., a performance by Dane Vannatter and keyboardist Alton Merrell entertained guests as they continued to catch up and enjoy the new venue. Among those enjoying the evening were board chair David Brody with Roberta, Pam DeMezza, Jackie Dixon, Eleanor Schano Feeney, Alvin and Dani Grego, Arlene Sokolow, Kathy Purcell, Linda and Greg Wozniack, Susan Nelson with her daughter Amy, Dr. Chuck Christen and Jeremy Burnworth. Adagio provides health care, education and nutrition programs to more than 100,000 people each year regardless of insurance status. For more information and tickets for Hot Pink Pittsburgh go to www.adagiohealth.org.mainevent