With a sold-out crowd of nearly 1,400 guests, the 13th Annual Collaborating for Cure Dinner and Auction to Benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation was held last Thursday at the very prestigious Park Avenue Armory. Guests started with cocktails while looking at the auction items led by Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby’s Auction House. Celebrity guest Sheryl Crow came on stage at 10pm.
It was one of my few Fundraising events and as an events blogger, I was ecstatic: well-dressed guests, mouthwatering hors d’ oeuvres and an unlimited selection of wine and cocktails. The pictures captured the ambience hopefully. It’s all good especially if it is done for a unique cause. The silent auction raised nearly a million dollars (the Seven-Night-Stay for up to 10 guests in the Ian Fleming Villa at the Goldeneye Resort via Private Jet Service garnered the highest bid of the evening with $100,000).