Mix and Mingle for a Good Cause

The past three weeks have been incredibly busy between work, training, networking, and charity events, but I have loved every minute of it and time is just flying by! November is just around the corner, I’m already seeing Christmas decorations in Target, and my friends have already started talking about New Year’s Eve plans.

I’ve started working with an up and coming company that is all about being “green” and finding ways to give back to the community. I love meeting new people and companies that are all about giving back! More details to follow soon, its gonna be a good one! ;)

I danced the night away with friends as I covered the Manhattan Chapter Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Charity Event.

The theme was ‘A Prom To Remember’, so everyone came dressed in their best prom gear, took picures in the Royal Photo Booth, and belted out tunes from the 80s, 90s, and todays hits as the DJ played. Hundreds of young professionals came out to help raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and money for the foundation, and enjoyed a 4 hour open bar of wine, beer, and cocktails and yummy hors d’oeuvres. The Cysytic Fibrosis Foundation has been the driving force behind pursuing a cure since 1955, and money raised from ticket sales and the silent auction went to research for the foundation to continue to find the means to cure and control Cystic Fibrosis, and to improve the quality of life for those living with the disease.

I had the pleasure of meeting Piper Beatty, diagnosed with CF at 6 weeks of age in 1981. She describes herself as “a 30-year-old sister, daughter, friend, law school graduate, CFer, student of public service, blog writer, patient, Sagittarius, reader, Top chef fan, double-lung transplant recipient, lover AND fighter, and dog owner living in NYC’s beautiful West Village…

Photo Credit: Suny Norton

Check out her amazing blog, A Matter of Life and Breath , and follow her on her journey as she writes about her life, CF, and her journey as a double lung transplant receipent.

“Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide)…In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.” – CFF.org

Click here to find out how you can get involved or to make a donation to the foundation. Upcoming events being held by the Manhattan Chapter are the 2012 Theater Benefit – Chaplin and 9th Annual Breath of life Gala

Until Next Time! Love AGT :)

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