Saturday night’s activities were super for many reasons, including the people, the causes, and the food!
I was honored to have been asked to present awards at the annual G.W. Cancer Insitute Gala. Husband and wife team Robert and Paula Siegel won the highly deserved Commitment to Overcoming Cancer Award for their team effort in patient care, outreach, and continual research. Cancer survivor extraordinaire, Sean Swarner, deservedly took home the Spirit of Life Award as his survival story inspires courage and hope in ALL OF US. Dr. Margaret Foti’s outstanding public leadership in cancer health care and public policy won her the Distinguished Public Service Award, and Archibishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu made us all laugh and cry with his acceptance speech of the Cancer Compassion Award.
From such a distinguished occasion, I wore my black-tie attire over to the soft opening of Coco-Sala, a chocolate/coffee indulgence lounge that I have been waiting for!! The decadence was incredible – even the art is made of chocolate (more to come on that theme this week) – and the tastes are scrumptious. You must enjoy a signature chocolate mojito when you go!
And then I rejoined the ballgown crowd for the afterparty to the reception of newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. William Finnerty at L2. Their happiness was contagious! My sincerest congratulations.
Ready for a relaxing Sunday Funday.