Komen Foundation reception


September 16, 2001|By Sloane Brown

The invitations listed the attire as "pink tie optional." For those gentlemen who didn't own a pink bow tie, one could be provided. And that was only one of many pink touches in the Hayfield's Country Club, for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's "Maryland Race for the Cure VIP Reception." Bunches of pink roses, in custom-made, pink polka-dot ceramic vases, decorated tables covered in fuschia cloths.

Various rosy shades adorned many of the 160 attendees -- many sipping ruby-tinged cosmopolitans. Race for the Cure chair Julie St. Marie glittered in a beaded pink concoction. Foundation executive director Robin Prothro greeted guests in a strawberry-colored floral frock. Meanwhile, 101.9 Lite FM's new business director, Amy Warner, looked smashing in a salmon leather tie-back top.

Also spotted in the throng: Debbie Paladino, party chair; Shelly Altman, Kathy Cullen, Kim Wright, Marlene Sprigg and Anne Kramer, race committee members; Ida Samet, Susan G. Komen Foundation board president; Beth Peters, Barbara Raksin, Alma Ferro, Donna Gugel, Marie Henderson and Lynn Clements, board members; Dr. Patricia Schmoke, honorary survivor chair; Lillie Shockney, Johns Hopkins Breast Center director; Jay Newman, WJZ-TV vice president / general manager; Beth Valis, Community Phone Book sales director; Jim Russell, Severn Graphics chief financial officer; Ralph Rizzo, R&R Events president; Jerri Spiegel, North Arundel Health System nurse manager for oncology; Ann Gallant, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield vice president; Mike Sutphin, T.C. Simons superintendent; Mike Munter, Bowie Baysox assistant general manager; Joyce Cardwell, certified Jazzercise instructor; and Elaine Everett, T. Rowe Price community relations specialist.

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