Diamonds & Denim event benefits Children's Hospital


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The Place: A tented Market Square transformed into a South Beach-style white party (with help from Susie Perelman and Martin Potoczny) complete with white couches for lounging, sparkling accessories, mood lighting, and lanterns that created quite the #seen for people standing on the outside looking in at the dazzling display.

The Party: Roughly 400 partygoers came out in full force (and glistened in the hot, wet weather) to help raise an estimated $110,000 to support The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation Transplantation Surgery Auxiliary by lighting up Market Square in all their bedazzlement (#SEENJoeKing:BestSparkle).

The Purpose: Co-chair Tinsy Labrie donated a kidney five years ago, and both she and the recipient are doing great. "I feel so strongly about transplants, especially about how it impacts families and children. It can be such a traumatic experience, and I think it is wonderful how many people have come out to support this cause." Added Shruti Gupta with husband Anil (#SEENBestDressedCouple), "Pittsburgh does wonderful things for children, and whenever we can be a part of it, we want to help."

#SEEN: Honorary chair Dr. George Mazariegos and wife Rebekah, co-chairs John and Karen Staley, President of the Children's Hospital Foundation Greg Barrett and wife Kelly Gates, President of Children's Hospital Chris Gessner and son Cole, Bridgette Pavlik and Bill Kolano, Jodie Stein, Christopher and Elizabeth Evans, Susie Franklin, Sue Fuhrer, Clyde Jones and Robert Morris, Mark Lucero, Emily Burman, Jen Scarfone and Sharon Silkroski, Patrick Jordan and Eileen French, Nick Payiavlas and Mary Prezioso, Scott and Sue Lammie, Mark and Catherine Loevner, Amy Baron Brourman, Tim McVay and David Bush, John and Nancy Traina, Harris Ferris, and #SEENBestDenim Mandy Ranalli.


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