Paséa Hotel & Spa was aglow with givers as Susan G. Komen O.C.’s
Pink Tie Ball rang up $617,000.
THE PARTY There was a sea of brightly colored attire at Paséa Hotel & Spa as some 450 partygoers turned out for Susan G. Komen Orange County’s 12th annual Pink Tie Ball held to help fund the fight against breast cancer. They gathered on the hotel’s grand lawn just as the sun was setting, to peruse wine pulls and silent auction items as they noshed on appetizers from Bluewater Grill. THE SCENE Gala chair Erin Zilis welcomed attendees to the ballroom that was fittingly cast in shades of pink and candlelight. “My mom has battled metastatic breast cancer for seven years, and I have personal connections to 10 women who are survivors or who lost their battle to the disease,” she shared as a call to action. Dr. Allyson Brooks, Dr. Devon Lawson, Bill Meehan, Marica Pendjer and Pete Tzavalas were then recognized for their advocacy for the cause. THE HIGHLIGHTS While the $617,000 that was brought in during the Star Light, Star Night, Be the Difference Tonight-themed fete delighted, it was breast cancer patient and advocate Sandi Spivey who moved the crowd to tears as she detailed the importance of the organization’s mission in her own survival. -Allison Mitchell
Photos by Antje Woolum Photography, Carol Moore and Michael A Bender