By Rachel Jones | Photographs from Mark Simpson Photography
WHO: 240 guests, including emcee Sally Wiggin; Patricia Vince, executive director of Zachary’s Mission, and her husband, Robert; Suzanne and Mike Ward; Walt and Roxanne Vinoski; and John Chamberlin of Ya Jagoff Pittsburgh Podcast
WHAT: A silent auction, a basket auction, a wine ring toss sponsored by Vinoski Winery, and the exciting treasure chest brought the fun to the seventh annual event. Featured artist Cliff Dupil of Athena Garden designed a one-of-a-kind table for the silent auction. The live Zack Pack campaign, which creates backpacks filled with creature comforts for families during hospital visits, raised over $10,000!
WHERE: Duquesne Power Center Ballroom
HIGHLIGHTS: The Sharing Heart Award went to 15-year-old Grace Beal for her support of families with medically fragile children. 321Blink made a beautiful video for Beal to commemorate the honor. — R.J.
“The need for our services is evident from the continued calls that we receive from hospital staff: ‘These are our families. These are their needs. Can you help?’ We continue to say yes because of our amazing donors who join us for this inspirational event every year to support Zachary’s Mission and the families we help.” — Patricia Vince