‘BUBBLES AND BLING’ RAISED SIGNIFICANT FUNDS TO HELP LOCAL WOMEN SURVIVE BREAST CANCER

Atlanta – Feb. 11, 2014 – On February 6th, Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta hosted its first ‘bubbles and bling’ event at Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery in Buckhead. This cocktail party-with-a-purpose raised $141,500 for Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, which provides life-saving breast health services to women in Metro Atlanta.

“’bubbles and bling’ gave Atlantans a new and exciting way to meet the needs of women in this community,” said Cati Diamond Stone, executive director of Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta. “In addition to having a great time, guests helped raise $141,500 that could provide more than 14,150 Metro Atlanta women with access to clinical breast exams, a critical step in detecting and surviving breast cancer.”

More than 300 people attended the sold out party, headlined by co-host of the Rickey Smiley Show and Fox Network’s Dish Nation Ebony Steele, Atlanta’s favorite female impersonator Celeste Holmes, and five-time Grammy nominated The Mad Violinist. Guests enjoyed food by Proof of the Pudding and bid on an array of silent auction and raffle items, with one lucky guest winning a one carat diamond.

To view photos from ‘bubbles and bling’, follow @komenatlanta on Twitter or like our Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/SusanG.KomenGreaterAtlanta.  ‘bubbles and bling’ was sponsored by Kroger, Agile, Bank of America, Universal Diamonds and others.

About Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Affiliate

Komen Atlanta is the local resource for breast cancer screening, diagnostic and support services. Through events and contributions, the affiliate raises funds to enable women to detect and survive breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of all funds stay in Atlanta to provide breast health services for women who could not otherwise afford them. Twenty-five percent supports national research efforts to finding a cure. Komen Atlanta has raised more than $36 million since its inception in 1991. The affiliate is part of the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization, which strives to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen is the largest private funder in the fight against breast cancer and has invested nearly $2 billion toward the cause. For more information visit KomenAtlanta.org.

Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Executive Director Cati Diamond Stone, Ebony Steele of the Rickey Smiley Show and Fox Network’s Dish Nation, Dr. April Speed, and female impersonator Celeste Holmes at ‘bubbles and bling,’ a benefit for Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta at Mason Murer Fine Art on Feb. 6, 2014. Photo by Austin Holt.

Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Executive Director Cati Diamond Stone, Ebony Steele of the Rickey Smiley Show and Fox Network’s Dish Nation, Dr. April Speed, and female impersonator Celeste Holmes at ‘bubbles and bling,’ a benefit for Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta at Mason Murer Fine Art on Feb. 6, 2014. Photo by Austin Holt.