HughE Dillon: Butterfly Ball Preview Party

Planners prepare for Living Beyond Breast Cancer's annual fund-raiser.

On June 14th, Liz and Stephen Raynes hosted the preview party for the Butterfly Ball at their beautiful home in Bryn Mawr. The big fund-raising event of Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), the Butterfly Ball will be held November 10th at the Loews Hotel. For 21 years, LBBC has provided education and support to those diagnosed with breast cancer. Richard Lawrence and Stephanie Lawrence, breast cancer survivor, LBBC volunteer and a 2012 LBBC’s Going Beyond Award recipient, Ellyn Saft, Norma Michaels and Liz Raynes.

Below: The 2012 co-chairs included the hosts of the party, Stephen and Liz Raynes (left), with Nicole and Jamie Robinson, Sam and Jeanne Pace, and Beth and Steven Haas.

Below: Robert Roth, Izabela Roth, Jackie Roth and Ron Kern. Jackie, along with Stephanie Lawrence and Tyesha Love, will be presented with LBBC’s Going Beyond Award.

Below: Joseph Jackson and Tyesha Love. In 2007, at the age of 29, Tyesha received devastating news when she was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. She has dedicated herself to sharing her story and giving encouragement to survivors, their families and their caregivers by providing emotional support and peer counseling.

Below: Denise Portner, Paulina Hewett, and Byron Hewett.

Below: Richard Lawrence and Diane Karle, who founded Wine by Design with her sister Karen Gagnier, a breast cancer survivor. Twenty percent of their Celebrate Wine proceeds benefits LBBC.

Below: Steven Haas, Susan Popiti and Vincent Popiti. At the event, guests had the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win a Harry Winston Avenue C ladies timepiece courtesy of Govberg Jewelers, or a one-year/10,000-mile lease on their choice of two different 2012 Mercedes-Benz cars courtesy of Mercedes-Benz of Fort Washington and West Chester. (I’ll be buying one; my lease is almost up on my car.)

Below: Garden-party-style perfection, Veenita Bleznak and Jill Aschkenasy.

Below: Barbara Moussavian and Debra Somers Copit, director of breast imaging at Albert Einstein Medical Center and assistant clinical professor of radiology at Jefferson Medical College. Debra will be recognized with the LBBC’s highest accolade, the Founders Award.