'Jeans & Jewels' event raises funds for Cancer Caring Center
July 4, 2016 12:00 AM
Beth Ann Paul holds a caricature of herself drawn by artist Clarence Butler during a rooftop event supporting the Cancer Caring Center.
From left, Jaimee Hoke, former Steeler Chris Hoke and Rebecca Whitlinger.
Terry Mohr and Mary Ann Miller.
Gina and David Pferdehirt.
Joe Leonard, Bette Leonard and event chair Jeff Leonard.
John Gresh performs.
By Patricia Sheridan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Place: Rooftop of Left Field Meeting Space, 116 Federal St., North Shore, Thursday evening.
The Purpose: To benefit the Cancer Caring Center programs that support patients and families dealing with this disease.
The Party: The 11th annual Jeans & Jewels was a true summer celebration, featuring honorary chairs and former Steeler Chris Hoke and his wife Jaimee. The Hokes mingled, and he signed programs as guests checked out the silent auction and ticket auction during the VIP reception. The signature cocktail was called the Hokeanut, a virgin pina colada (the Hokes are Mormons and don’t drink). For those who did imbibe, there was wine and beer and an ample buffet provided by 17 local restaurants. A raffle, live music, drinks and more rounded out the perfect party. Nearly 175 guests enjoyed the views overlooking PNC Park and the North Shore. Event chair Jeff Leonard greeted supporters as they came off the elevator into the awesome soiree space. His mother Bette and brother Joe came in from Moscow, Pa.
The People: Socializing were executive director Rebecca Whitlinger, Cindy and Ted Yates, Mark Wells of Mark’s Grille & Catering, Dr. Raymond and Holly Planinsic, Gina and David Pferdehirt, Robin Beruh, Beth Ann Paul, Jessica Leonard, Rebecca and Andy Marks, John and Lois Richard, Melissa Dillon, Sean Leonard, Cindy Yingling, Bill Perry, Christina O’Toole, Mary Ann Miller with Terry Mohr, Colleen and Mike George and Cecelia Marano.
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