Every year, my sorority puts on a huge charity event, called Red Dress Ball, to raise money for women's heart health. Family, friends, and members of the community all come to enjoy the special night!
This year, the event was held at the Montecito Country Club and the venue was absolutely gorgeous. February is the perfect time for the event because the color red is so festive during this month! A fun, little precursor to Valentine's Day.
The girls who put on the event did an amazing job. There was a live and silent auction, a fun photo booth to take pictures in, as well as dinner and dessert. Groups of 2-3 girls in the sorority were assigned a basket theme to get donations for. All of the items auctioned off were donated and all of the proceeds go directly to making a difference in women's heart disease, which is the number one killer of women over the age of 20. This year, the event raised $34,000, which was four thousand more than last year!
Some of the live auction items included a cozy weekend in the mountains, a week in Cancun, a trip to Las Vegas for Valentine's day, tickets to sporting events, a parking spot in the Alpha Phi parking lot where most of us will live next year (a huge hit considering the lot holds about 15 cars for the 50 girls who live there), and the cutest little puppy to ever walk this earth...he didn't really get the chance walk the earth that night because everyone wanted to hold him!
All in all, it was a very successful and memorable night and I'm so happy that I got to be a part of it!
|Red dresses, of course!|
|Some of the lovely ladies who put on the event!|
Here's a short video of what the Alpha Phi Foundation is about. It makes you think about how serious heart disease really is...