On October 27th, 2016 The Emma Jacobs Breast Cancer Foundation, Taking Initiative To Survive (T.I.T.S) held their 8th annual fundraiser. The event honors breast cancer fighters, survivors and raises funds to benefit the research of Dr. Anthony Lucci of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Thanks to the generosity of Mimi Sperber-Wasserberg, the event once again took place at her gallery OFF THE WALL in the Galleria.
This year we showcased our most impressive silent auction ever under the new electronic format of online bidding. Our silent auction opened online one week prior to the event. The online bidding format opened up the opportunity for everyone to join in on the bidding frenzy even if not present at the event. We even had auction winners that reached clear across the Atlantic! The sold-out auction included priceless items such as house seats for 11 time Tony Award Winner Hamilton on Broadway, a one weeks stay at stunning Donna Rosa Villa in Positano Italy, Luxury suite tickets to Andrea Bocelli, Into the Botswana Wild Safari, an Alaskan adventure at Tanuku Lodge, and several luxury lodging destinations including Cabo San Lucas, Steamboat Springs, Cancun, Acapulco, East Hampton and New York City. It offered an extensive selection of notable items to fit all budgets and interests.
This year our Live Auction featured three exciting items. Dr. Lucci collaborated with Amber’s Designs to create a stunning one-of-a-kind ring honoring breast cancer survivors and supporters. Stephanie Vaughn took home this exquisite ring. Dr. Lucci did not disappoint with his painting purchased by Tammy Crawford and Andy Priest was the winning bidder the striking metal sculpture created by Dr. Lucci’s researcher and assistant, Carolyn Hall.
We would like to thank our generous donors: Nice Winery for providing the delightful wines, Capone’s for the delectable wood-burning pizzas, SlimRITAs for the outstanding margaritas and to Crave Cupcakes for their baked fresh daily cupcakes, brownies and gluten-free lemon bars. All were generously provided for the event. Thank you to our other underwriters, The Farinola family and friends who underwrote the cost of the bar and to Sheri Henriksen who underwrote the catering for the event.
We would like to thank all of our ticket buyers, donors, volunteers and bidders who generously supported us and give purpose to our cause.
Color Me Pink 2015 Fundraiser
COLOR ME PINK BENEFIT
On November 5th, The Emma Jacobs Foundation / Taking Initiative To Survive (T.I.T.S.) held their seventh annual fundraiser, honoring breast cancer fighters and survivors and benefiting the research of Dr. Anthony Lucci of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
For the first time our event took place in a spectacular public venue at OFF THE WALL GALLERY in the Galleria. Thank you to our generous hostess Mimi Sperber-Wasserberg, owner of OFF THE WALL GALLERY, and new board member of The Emma Jacobs Foundation for presenting such an exciting event venue.
Thank you to all our generous donors: Nice Winery for providing such a dynamic list of wines, SlimRITAs for the outstanding margaritas, Dimitri Fetokakis of Niko Nikos for his authentic Greek specialties, Capones for the delectable wood-burning pizzas and last but no means least a huge thank you to Crave Cupcakes for their baked fresh daily cupcakes. All were generously provided for the event. This year we introduced a new possibility for sponsorship for our event in underwriting our bar. The Farinola family eagerly underwrote this in honor their two daughters who are breast cancer survivors. We would like to give our most heartfelt thanks to all the very generous donors who underwrote our food and beverages.
Being that this year’s event took place in a gallery, Dr. Anthony Lucci ran with his talent in art, sharing with us his own artwork that was auctioned off as a Live Action item. It was the highlight of the event when the artwork was unveiled and Ken Bohan and Vicki Rizzo went head to head in the bidding. One won the item while the other matched the donation,and then after the auction closed, we sold the piece for a third time..Sally Sepulveda commissioned him to paint another…. all in great favor of supporting the groundbreaking research of Dr. Lucci at M.D. Anderson!
We would also like to thank all our ticket buyers and donors. We could not do it without you. Thank you all for your generous support.
Below is a link to the MDAnderson Promise story of our event:
Get COLORIZED in PINK as we honor breast cancer survivors and fighters. Help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Indulge in cocktails, wine, delicious appetizers and a fabulous silent auction.
(VIP Reception 6 – 7 PM)
Special Guest Speaker:
Dr. Anthony Lucci of
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Buy your tickets early or donate today!
Color Me Pink 2014
On October 23rd, The Emma Jacobs Foundation / Taking Initiative To Survive (T.I.T.S.) held their annual fundraiser, "Color Me Pink," honoring breast cancer fighters and survivors and benefitting the research of Dr. Anthony Lucci of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Set at the spectacular wooded home of Angelica and Ed Chapman in the heart of Houston, hosts Emma Jacobs, Barbara Perlick, Ivonne Hallard, Sheri Henriksen, Shannon McBath and Kelly Kronfeld draped guests in fabulous pink accessories and treated them to cocktails and bites graciously provided by Nice Winery, SlimRITAs, Capones, Américas and Crave Cupcakes. Inspired by the stories of survival and the groundbreaking clinical trial research of Dr. Lucci, guests donated generously and bid high in the jaw-dropping silent auction, leading to T.I.T.S.'s highest grossing benefit to date.
Color Me Pink 2013
2013 Color Me Pink Fundraiser for Dr. Anthony Lucci, MD Anderson. Held at the home of Sheri and Ron Henricksen
Barbara Perlick, Peter Nemeth, and DeLaina Mulcahy
Karen Nazir and Barbara Perlick
Kelly Kronfeld and Sheri Henriksen
Fifty Shades of Pink
Fifty Shades of Pink Fundraiser for Dr. Anthony Lucci, MD Anderson. Hosted at the home of Barbara and Stephen Perlick.
Dr. Lucci and Shannon Nolen
Karen Nazir and Jim Mannetti
Emma Jacobs, Barbara Perlick, Dr. Anthony Lucci, Shannon Nolen
DeLaina Mulcahy and Peter Nemeth
Shelley Robson and Ivonne Hallard
Sean Hammerle and Sue Warmsley
This play, shown at Stages Theatre, was the story of a Breast Cancer Survivor and her journey through treatment. It is based on a real person and she is living today.
Emma and Dr. Jenny Chang
Laura and Jim Mannetti
Dr. Anthony Lucci
Kelly Kronfeld and Onarnian
Thomas Spiriti and Kenn McLaughlin
Kristy Cates and Thomas Spiriti
Gary Chiles and Amy Sutton
2011 Fundraiser held in the home of Emma Jacobs and Patrick Woerner.
These pictures are from a fabulous wine tasting event held at Emma Jacobs and Patrick Woerner's East Hampton home on May 23, 2014. Ryan and Ian of NICE Wines hosted the event, providing tastings of their unique wines for the lucky guests.