Troy Polamalu with Pine Township first-responders.
From left, Marty Griffin, Kristine Sorenson, Cathy and Rich Fitzgerald.
Jay and Alicia Caufield and Mark and Eileen Baranoski.
By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Celebrity Care-Fest 2015
The place: A private residence in Pine on July 24.
Party with a purpose: The Care-Fest event, hosted by the HM3 Partners Independence Fund, is a local non-profit organization that works to raise money for the benefit of community organizations, groups and individuals involved in the advancement of causes supporting country, community, and caring for others. Last year, Celebrity Care-Fest 2014 raised nearly $200,000 under the community banner. This year, Celebrity Care-Fest 2015 is focusing under the country banner, with proceeds of the event benefiting local veterans groups, first-responders, and the Shyne Awards. Roughly 500 guests were treated to a strolling dinner, the opportunity to socialize with local celebrities and elected officials, and fantastic entertainment featuring Pittsburgh based band Billy The Kid & The Regulators, and national recording act Kool & The Gang. The HM3 Independence Fund plans to continue Celebrity Care-Fest annually each summer. To learn more visit: http://hm3independencefund.org/
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