The 2010 Pink Tie Ball, thrown by the Orange County affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, raised a most impressive $400,000 for the fight against breast cancer. Some 400 donors gathered in the private Atlantic Aviation hangar at John Wayne Airport for the evening chaired by Analisa and Bruce Albert. Supporting the Alberts were co-Chairs Marcia Pendjer and John Miller, and Trish and Michael Gustafson.
"Seventy-five percent of the funds raised at the ball will support programs focused on the breast cancer needs of the medically underserved population, and 25% will fund the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Program," said Lisa Wolter, executive director of the O.C. Komen affiliate.
She thanked the crowd for its generous support, which was up more than $70,000 from the event tally in 2009.
Major sponsorship of the evening came from the Allergan Foundation, Saks Fifth Avenue, FreeCreditReport.com and Newport Beach philanthropic citizens Mindy and Glenn Stearns. Dinner was catered by Crème de la Crème and Bluewater Grill followed by special guest star entertainment from singer Debbie Gibson.