By Andrea Bosco + Anna Galanis
Photography: Lindsay Dill

Diamonds, wine, and chocolate — a luxury lover’s paradise! Dickerson Creative Communications orchestrated the evening, presented by Joyce’s Fine Jewelry, held at Rivers Casino, to honor Gladys Bettis, an icon to the Pittsburgh community, as she is courageously battling breast cancer. Hosted by former Pittsburgh Steeler and rising Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis, Gladys’ son, the event raised $30,000 to benefit Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation’s Breast Cancer Patient Care Fund. While perusing gorgeous jewels, guests enjoyed tasting decadent chocolates and sipping fine wines. Special celebrity guests in attendance included Pittsburgh Steeler Ike Taylor, former Pittsburgh Steeler Louis Lipps, former Pittsburgh Steeler Josh Miller, and former Pittsburgh Penguin Pierre Larouche, to name a few. “It is a true privilege and honor to recognize [Gladys’] strength and determination,” says Christina Dickerson, owner of Dickerson Creative Communications. “This was a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together with Jerome Bettis to raise funds for an amazing cause.”

Event photos are available for purchase in the WHIRL Photo Vault:

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