HughE Dillon: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Teal-Gate at Trust
On Saturday night, Trust in Old City hosted a “Teal-Gating” in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation Gala that was held there. Nearly 250 people gathered to support a cause that is close to my heart, as my sister succumbed to the disease in 2009.
The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation was created as a tribute to the life, character and immense strength of Sandy Rollman, who passed away from advanced ovarian cancer at the age of 33. In honor of her memory, Robin Cohen, her nurse, and Adriana Way, Sandy’s sister, started the foundation in December 2000. The organization raises awareness of ovarian cancer, advocates for early diagnostic testing and more effective treatments, and raises funds to advance research.
Below: Mistress of ceremonies Lauren Hart and speaker Shannon Miller, an Olympic gold medalist and ovarian cancer survivor.
Below: Co-chairs Jenn and Steve Frederick, Antony and Jamie Joffe, and Marc and Joan Weinstein watch as Tommy Weinstein talks about the foundation and his aunt Robin.
Live auctioneer and veteran sports anchor Lou Tilly sans mustache, raises funds for this signed Mike Vick jersey, worn by Fox29’s Jennaphr Frederick. Tilly told the crowd that ovarian cancer has touched his life as someone close to him is fighting the brave fight. He also did the introduction for Shannon Miller as they used to co-host “Gymnastics USA” together.
Below: Edward Alvaer, Cindi Safier, Lorraine Wasserman, and Rob and Maggie Wasserman, owners of Rouge.
Below: Gladwyne neighbors Mark and Tracy Patten, Marybeth Richline, and Adrienne Leman got the party started by being first on the dance floor.
Below: Jamie Joffe, Courtney Ashley, Mary Cossolini, Shawna Hand and Kelsey Mahony.
Below: Norma Baptista and Joe Dallesandro, Sandy Rollman’s father.
Below: Amanda Loonstyn drinks a “Teal Tini,” which is made with Blueberry Stoli, Blue Curacao, lemonade, and a splash of Sprite. I made a challenge earlier this month on my blog PhillyChitChat.com that for every Teal Tini photo sent to me I would donate $5 to Gilda’s Club of SJ. So drink up and send me a photo of you with the teal-colored drink that will bring awareness to Ovarian Cancer.
HughE Dillon covers parties, events and more for the Philly Post. You can follow him on Twitter @iPhillyChitChat and visit his daily online social diary at PhillyChitChat.com.