by L. Chelsea Greenwood | Photographs by Cayla Zahoran
More than 200 attendees, including Charlie Batch and wife LaTasha, joined in raising $40,000 at the Black and White Bash! The inaugural night of dinner, dancing, and dogs benefited Ladies Hospital Aid Society’s Pups with Purpose Therapy Dog program, which helps to increase the number of therapy dogs in hospitals and care settings and provide financial assistance for service dogs. Guests were entertained by Frank Sinatra impersonator Guy Matone, and therapy dogs Hercules and Romeo tagged along with owner, pet lover, and event chair Laura Kronk. Held at the UPMC Shadyside Herberman Conference Center, a vodka tasting and cocktail reception preceded the night’s forthcomings. “This is a much-needed program for the Pittsburgh area — therapy dogs help everyone!” says host committee member Heather Chronis.
This event is featured in the May 2013 issue of WHIRL Magazine.
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