Photographs by Cayla Zahoran
Champagne cocktails and hors d’oeuvres greeted guests at the Fairmont for the Ladies Hospital Aid Society’s annual black-tie affair, where $76,000 was raised to benefit the LHAS Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Program. An additional $30,000 grant was also given to Dr. Jacques Chelly for his groundbreaking work in acute pain management. WHIRL’s Jack and Christine Tumpson served as Masters of Ceremony, while Athena Sarris and the Sarris family were honored for their years of support and dedication to LHAS. Other awards went to PA Supreme Court Justice Max Baer, Youth Advocate Award; Gary A. Cuccia, Community Impact Award; and Robert and Violet Gallo, Compassion Award. Attendees enjoyed the sounds of Gary Racan and the studio-e band as well as fabulous menu items — which included snacking from a 48-square-foot decadent chocolate display — and parted with a half-pound box of Sarris chocolates in hand! “I know that the proceeds of this gala will enable LHAS to bring awareness to at least another 20,000 students, and if this saves just one life, we will continue to make a difference one person at a time!” says LHAS Executive Director Dee Dee Troutman. —Andrea Bosco
This event is featured in the November 2012 issue of WHIRL Magazine.
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