By Caitlin Elizabeth Cesa | Photographs by Catherine Palladino

WHO:Over 300 guests, including Ralene DeBord and co-chairs Melissa Dellovade, Craig Fitzpatrick, Lisa Gaydos, Laura Penrod-Kronk, Dee Dee Troutman, and Latasha Wilson-Batch

WHAT: Wine, Women, & Shoes blended
“fashion and compassion” with a glamorous get-together in support of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Creative Expressive Arts Therapy (CEAT) Program. The event raised $25,000 for the program, which will help young patients cope with symptoms, stress, and traumatic experiences.

WHERE: The Fairmont Pittsburgh

HIGHLIGHTS:Incredible wine tastings provided by Josh Cellars, Boisset Collection, Conundrum Wines, and Emmolo & Villa Sandi Italian Wines paired well with the designer shopping opportunities. Guests also enjoyed a fabulous fashion show, presented by Serendipity Boutique, and live and silent auctions. Prizes included a couture design by featured designer Julianne D’Errico of Duende, a luxurious vacation package, and one of three “Key to the Closet” packages valued at over $5,000 each.

“We were pleased to honor Dolores ‘Dolly’ Warwick as ‘Queen of Soul’ for her noteworthy impact on charitable fundraising.” — Janet Winters

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

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