This past Monday we had the chance to be the wine sponsor for one of our favorite locally based nonprofits, the Ellie Fund. We love partnering up with this organization, which seeks to ease the lives of patients affected by breast cancer, and their families too. Nonprofits that fund breast cancer research are so important for long-term progress, but in the short-term, there are plenty out there still suffering daily. The Ellie Fund provides services like rides to treatments, meal delivery, childcare, and house-cleaning. They seek to normalize the lives of those affected by breast cancer as much as possible, and raise funds to do so at events like Monday's Kelley for Ellie Fashion Show. We were proud to donate the wine for the evening and play a part in its success!
The fashion show was held in a gorgeous grand ballroom at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel. The glamorous space was the perfect fit!
Along with the wine poured by the bartenders, Caitlin set up a tasting station for our Lot 33 Rose. (It's almost out of stock until next year, so be sure to get your stash online or in your local store before it's too late!) The Rose was well-received and we encountered many first-time-tasters. Some were pleasantly surprised by how dry and refreshing it was.
The two biggest Rose fans of the evening were definitely the guys of Columbine Floral Design, the flower sponsor. They sat right up front during the show with their glasses of pink, and embodied #drinkrose. Plus the wine matched their outfits!
Appetizers for the evening included both Asian fare (pork, veggie, and chicken potstickers; noodles; cucumber avocado sushi) and flatbreads (sausage/veggie, fig, and broccoli/onion). The fig flatbread was particularly amazing!
Before the show, guests could take part in the photo booth and browse fashions by Ports & Company (the providor of the clothes modeled in the show).
The Kelley for Ellie Fashion show was hosted by Susan Wornick and the clothing modeled by the women of WCVB-TV Channel 5. But first Susan kicked off the night of fundraising with a live auction, which included a very fun item indeed – spending time with Patriots player Danny Amendola! Some of us 90+ Cellars employees got to say hi
After a moving video about how the Ellie Fund helped one of the fashion show attendees (she wore a beautiful wig donated to her for the event), the show itself got underway. The women of WCVB definitely had fun helping the cause and really got into being on the catwalk!
The show was such a success and we had a blast being part of the evening. As always, 90+ Cellars is proud to support The Ellie Fund! Thank you to all the sponsors, donors, and guests for joining the cause!
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