Susan G. Komen Pink Tie Ball
In Louisville, we're all about supporting worthy causes. Throughout the year, there are so many races for cures and good causes that it's hard to keep track of them all. Each one draws hundreds or even thousands of people who are willing to lend a helping hand. One of the most elegant events for a worthy cause is the Susan G. Komen Pink Tie Ball. Whereas many causes only host runs, Susan G. Komen does the Race for the Cure and the Pink Tie Ball. Both are excellent events; the Pink Tie Ball, though, is a little different.
While thousands of people enjoy sweating and racing to help benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation, people also enjoy attending a more upscale, 'black tie' event. Either way, attendees are benefitting women who have or will suffer from breast cancer, a terrible disease that will hopefully one day have a cure. If you're not a runner--or even if you are, and you participate in the Race for the Cure--attending the Pink Tie Ball may be right up your alley. First of all, I think it's pretty important to mention that there's a slight twist from your average 'black tie' event. It's called the Pink Tie Ball for a reason. The pink ribbon is the universal sign for breast cancer awareness, therefore ties are pink as well.
This year, the Pink Tie Ball will be held at the Marriott Louisville East on August 24th. So, when you walk into the doors in either your pink tie or lovely pink dress, what can you expect? Well, generally the same thing you'd find at any fancy black tie event--cocktails, food, dancing, live music, and auctions, both silent and live. This is where the Susan G. Komen Foundation raises its money. Many people love to attend auctions and see what kind of deals or trips they can snatch up for a good price. Why not snatch up good deals while donating to an excellent cause? At the ball, you'll see more pink than in the ties and dresses. Even the cocktails will be pink!
If you're interested in visiting the Susan G. Komen Pink Tie Ball, just visit the following link and save yourself a seat for the night: http://www.komenlouisville.org/get-involved/pink-tie-ball/pink-tie-ball.html. Not only does it seem to be a fun event, but it also is a huge night for raising money. We all hope that devastating diseases like breast cancer will soon be a thing of the past, and events like the Race for the Cure or the Pink Tie Ball take us one step closer to that future.