Have you heard about our Third Party program? This program allows individuals and organizations to officially partner with Komen Austin to make an impact! One of our newest partnerships is with Stacey Scott, CEO of Soirée du Vin Polo Group, LLC. They will host Le Polo & Casino Soirée a la Marie Antoinette ~ A Holiday Masquerade on Saturday, November 23rd at the Austin Polo Club. Learn more about this event from Stacey!
My business partner, Cuatro Tolson, and I are thrilled to host an event that serves to remind us all, during the holiday season, of those we continue to have in our lives, and those we lost, by hosting an elegant Marie Antoinette themed masquerade in Austin, with a motto of “OFF WITH HER BRA!!”
We are hosting this event because this battle is not won. We cannot quit speaking, raising awareness, raising money and reaching out until this disease is finally conquered. Doing this in the most eloquent way possible masks the fact that we are actually fighting to save lives… we are doing it in disguise, one party at a time!
Although I am blessed to say that no one close to me ever suffered from breast cancer – I can say, however, that I lost my father to cancer in the summer of 2011. I watched him suffer to the end, and he was always the life of the party! As with many of us, those we have lost to cancer are very real to us…..not just a name, not just a number, but rather that certain smile, laughter or the way they told jokes or picked us up when we were down. For spouses lost, it’s their scent on the sheets that you will always miss. It’s those little things that we can never get back, and should never have lost. So, for all of these reasons, we fight the fight, band together and we forge ahead.
I am supporting this cause, because there simply aren’t enough people to have on the front line, just as there simply aren’t enough supporters. Until the word “cancer” is spoken of in historical context for this or future generations, this mission to raise support for a cure continues. Through these same types of fund-raising efforts, there have been many other diseases which have been successfully eradicated. Therefore, we must not stop until this very legitimate goal is met.
Susan G. Komen Austin is special and unique. The Komen story is very real, and their reputation and compassion for helping others is remarkable and genuine. Fighting to keep an innocent child from losing their parent, or preventing anyone else from losing a loved one prematurely, are precisely the types of war that should be waged. For these reasons, we ask you to lend your support to this most notable event.
Please join us for this luxurious-themed event on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 6:30 pm to midnight. The event will be held under magnificent tents and chandeliers on the grounds of the Austin Polo Club.
The chosen theme for this event is our spin on the Marie Antoinette era – the last Queen of France. She was vivacious, outgoing and bold…..a social butterfly who loved gambling, partying and extravagant fashions!
A live polo match, casino, dinner and a live ballet performance will be followed by high-energy dancing, with the help of our DJ – the very popular Nabiya de Grace. We are pairing a fabulous menu, the arts with the excitement of the rumbling ground of the horses’ hooves, libation and the captivating sound of laughter into the night!
Please help us support an amazing cause we are very passionate about, while having a fabulous masquerade-filled evening! Find out more at https://austinpoloclub.ticketbud.com/le-polo-and-casino-soiree-a-la-marie-antoinette
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