By Ian Mikrut
Photography: Allie Wynands
The Ladies Hospital Aid Society’s charitable works were in full bloom at the 3rd Annual Wild Orchid Summer Soiree! The professional cocktail event, chaired by Jeannine Blyth, Sara Ruth, and Gina Uzonyi, featured signature drinks, spacious cabana seating, and heavy hors d’oeuvres, as well as an auction and after-party. Says LHAS Executive Director Dee Dee Troutman, “Guests enjoyed the private rooftop setting of Skybar and views of the city at dusk, as they sipped on signature cocktails and mingled atop a glass-covered pool surrounded by lovely orchid arrangements.” The “unique crowd of young power professionals” gathered for a night of fun. Attendees included Debbie Mancuso of Hair Enhancements, Tara Poropat, Akhtar Khan, Laura Kronk, Carole Kamin, Lisa Gaydos, Geoffrey and Lynn Tomb, and Steve Uzonyi of the Wild Orchid committee. More than $25,000 was raised throughout the evening for the Petal Program of the LHAS Orchid Fund, which was established to assist children and young adults with medical-related hair loss with financial assistance.