Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dancing the Night Away 4

One of the things that we as Team LUNA Chix do besides get outside and play is raise money for the Breast Cancer Fund. Our big fund raiser of the year is an event called Dancing the Night Away. Being new to the Team, I had no idea what to expect when we started planning this.

This past Saturday we held Dancing the Night Away - 4, and raised $3900 for the Breast Cancer Fund. Wow. Many many thanks to all the people who came out for the fund raiser, to Tony and Sue Farrow who opened their home to all of us, to Papa C's Catering for all the great food, to the band Coastal Eddy for the great music, to
David Vasquez & Ingrid Valdna of Start Dancin' San Diego for teaching Salsa lessons, to Stone Brewery World Bistro for supplying our beer, to Greenline Construction Inc., RBF Consulting, and Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club, for making the tables and chairs magically appear. We couldn't have had such a huge success without you!

Here are pictures from the day of set-up Friday morning.

Back of the house.

Front of the house.

Cathy, Randa, and Rhonda

Friday morning work crew.

Saturday evening the festivities began about 6pm. Because our team is spread out from just north of the border all the way up to Carlsbad, Saturday was in fact the first time all nine of us had ever been together. Cool!

Team LUNA Chix San Diego: Bevin, Chris, Randa, Darlene, Laura, Rhonda, Monica, Denise, Leah

Much of our fund rising came from the gracious donations to our silent auction.

The food was amazing!! There were five stations featuring different cuisines of the world. My favorite was the Mexican. Mmmmm....

The band Coastal Eddy played while people ate dinner.

Our bartender Tom

Shortly after dinner, the dancing began. Salsa dance lessons were offered by David Vasquez & Ingrid Valdna of Start Dancin' San Diego.

Denise and Barry

We've determined that wherever Denise is, well, that's where the party is.

One final look at the silent auction items before the auction is closed.

Socializing before the end of the auction, while the band Coastal Eddy plays.

Aaaand you know it's really a party once the police show up. I got them all bottled water and we took a photo together.

It was a great evening, with good food, dancing, and fun and interesting people all around. Again, we couldn't have done it without the efforts of our whole team of people. If you were there, thank you for coming out and being a part of it. If you weren't there, well, we hope to see you next year!

These are the businesses and individuals who have given their time, goods, or services in support of the Breast Cancer Fund. Please support them, and thank them for their generous donations.

Steve Anear
of Swami's Surfing Association for signed surfing prints
Armstrong Garden Center for a “Gardener’s Basket” gift basket
Bella Dora Spa in Carlsbad for a spa gift certificate
Christine Baumann for a gift certificate for reflexology
Cal Pacific Orchid Farm of Leucadia for a beautiful living orchid arrangement
Clif Bar for the "I Love Clif Bar" gift basket of nutrition products and clothing
Rhonda Darling for a Ladies Coach Purse
Bruno Desrochers for two handmade surf racks

Encinitas Fire Department for their generous financial support
Encinitas Surf Boards for the great clothing gifts
FM 94.9
"It’s About the Music” and Brian Musick for tickets to the Padres game.
Fuel Factor Nutrition for Race Day Nutrition Analysis
Greenline Construction Inc for their time, man power and trailer to transport tables
Bill Hughes for 2 tickets to see Dancing with the Stars
Alex Long for beautiful handmade pottery
Luna Vineyards for a magnum size bottle of Sangiovese wine
Mary Lynn
for private in-home salon gift certificate
Randa Milljour for the several elaborate gift baskets
Robbie Nelson's Happy Barrels Surf School for gift certificate to surfing lessons
Papa C's Catering for a Catering Party for Ten
Doc Dorian Paskowitz for 2 autographed copies of his book “Surfing and Health”
RBF Consulting for donating tables to our event
L.J. Richards for autographed surf poster and photo

Saris Cycling Group for three 3-bike Car Racks (in Breast Cancer Awareness Pink)
Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club for the use of the chairs
Stone Brewery World Bistro for a dinner for two (and four cases of beer for our party!!)
Deborah Strauhal for 2 gift certificates for massage
for volunteering to be our bartender for the evening!
Superslow Zone
for “Minutes a Week – Shape for Life” gift basket
Pat Weber
at San Diego Surfing Academy for a 2-hour group of 3 surfing lessons

From the whole San Diego LUNA Chix team...
...thank you.

(Now get outside and play!)

1 comment:

Katie said...

WOWEE!! You ladies are AWESOME!! Way to be.

Team LUNA Chix DC