Travel In Pink
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum, Inc., Hangar 2
ATLANTA “PARTIED IN PINK” AT GRADY HEALTH FOUNDATION’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER, RAISING $127,000 FOR GRADY’S AVON FOUNDATION COMPREHENSIVE BREAST HEALTH CENTER
Grady Health Foundation’s TRAVEL in PINK, presented by Delta Air Lines, was a huge success! Hundreds of guests came out to the Delta Heritage Museum on Oct. 20, dressed in their best pink cocktail attire, to help support and raise awareness for Grady’s Avon Foundation Comprehensive Breast Health Center. As VIPs walked the pink carpet, the room became a buzz with energy and elegance. Martin Luther King III, Fulton County Commissioner Joan Garner and FDHA Chairman Tommy Dortch were in attendance, supporting the evening’s cause. With a Boeing 767 spanning the event space, the Delta hangar was aglow with pink décor. Grey Goose Cherry Noir kept the drinks flowing and Kirk Whalum, along with Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., delivered smooth jazz performances as the guests enjoyed dinner.
Murphy, the 2011 winner of “America’s Got Talent” embraced the travel theme and included the tune “Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra in his set while Whalum, a Grammy-award winning jazz saxophonist, mesmerized the crowd when he played Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”, the mega-hit he recorded with the late singer.
Closing out the night, Whalum played “Happy Birthday” to the evening’s emcee, beloved TV personality and breast cancer survivor, Monica Pearson. The first event she has ever done on her birthday, Monica told the crowd “I would only do this for Grady.”
Grady Health Foundation President, Lisa Borders, was thankful for everyone’s involvement and support, saying “Grady is a state asset and vital resource which depends on contributions from the public and private sectors to advance the work of its physicians as well as the services and research they provide. Raising funds to support the on-going work of the health system, along with shining the “pink” spotlight on the premiere services Grady provides, is mission critical for the Foundation and the community that Grady serves every day.”
TRAVEL in PINK was presented by Delta Air Lines in conjunction with The Atlanta Dream, SPANX, Kaiser Permanente, The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, AVON, Georgia Power Company, Aramark, WSB-TV and Grey Goose Cherry Noir was proud to be the official liquor sponsor.
Official Liquor Sponsor