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Flash!: Pizzazz preview party; Pink Ribbon Round-Up

- TIME WELL SPENT The Oct. 16 preview party for Pizzazz, the Garden Club of Allegheny County’s annual boutique shopping event, proved so irresistible that it even lured Emily Urda (pictured) all the way from New York City. “She literally just landed at 4:30,” said her mom, Ellen. Co-chaired by Mardi Royston and Diane Viall, the event featured more than three dozen unique vendors providing some serious retail therapy at the Fox Chapel Golf Club. “The more I see, the more I want. But you feel like you’re doing a good deed because the proceeds go back into the community,” Viall said.
TIME WELL SPENT The Oct. 16 preview party for Pizzazz, the Garden Club of Allegheny County’s annual boutique shopping event, proved so irresistible that it even lured Emily Urda (pictured) all the way from New York City. “She literally just landed at 4:30,” said her mom, Ellen. Co-chaired by Mardi Royston and Diane Viall, the event featured more than three dozen unique vendors providing some serious retail therapy at the Fox Chapel Golf Club. “The more I see, the more I want. But you feel like you’re doing a good deed because the proceeds go back into the community,” Viall said.
John Altdorfer - CLASS ACT Community Living and Support Services honoree Robert Nelkin, president and chief professional officer of the United Way of Allegheny County, with Kyle Fisher and CLASS CEO Al Condelucci during the CLASS Community Heroes Awards Dinner Oct. 15 at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh Hotel. The event was co-chaired by Linda and Tony Bucci.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>CLASS ACT Community Living and Support Services honoree Robert Nelkin, president and chief professional officer of the United Way of Allegheny County, with Kyle Fisher and CLASS CEO Al Condelucci during the CLASS Community Heroes Awards Dinner Oct. 15 at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh Hotel. The event  was co-chaired by Linda and Tony Bucci.
John Altdorfer - FOOD FOR THOUGHT 'I don't think I'd be in the place I am today without mentors. It's crucial to personal and professional life,' shared Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle and keynote speaker Kelvin Beachum (center) during cocktail hour for Light of Life's More than a Meal Gala. Held on Oct. 17 at LeMont, the event drew more than 215 guests including emcee Bill Hobson (left) and Light of Life executive director Craig Schweiger. The evening was expected to raise $75K.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>FOOD FOR THOUGHT 'I don't think I'd be in the place I am today without mentors. It's crucial to personal and professional life,' shared Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle and keynote speaker Kelvin Beachum (center) during cocktail hour for Light of Life's More than a Meal Gala. Held on Oct. 17 at LeMont, the event drew more than 215 guests including emcee Bill Hobson  (left) and  Light of Life executive director Craig Schweiger. The evening was expected to raise $75K.
- ROCKIN' THE WARHOL John Lovelace, president of UPMC for You Inc., (pictured), honorary chair and executive director of the Staunton Farm Foundation Joni Schwager and Mental Health America Allegheny County CEO Michelle McMurray were among the who’s who spied during MHAAC’s Jammin’ with Andy: Jazz at the Warhol benefit. With the Benny Benack Band providing the soundtrack, the Oct. 17 event highlighted the benefits of using art for mental health education. “We can do it in a variety of ways and art is one of them,” McMurray said.
ROCKIN' THE WARHOL John Lovelace, president of UPMC for You Inc., (pictured), honorary chair and executive director of the Staunton Farm Foundation Joni Schwager and Mental Health America Allegheny County CEO Michelle McMurray were among the who’s who spied during MHAAC’s Jammin’ with Andy: Jazz at the Warhol benefit. With the Benny Benack Band providing the soundtrack, the Oct. 17 event highlighted the benefits of using art for mental health education.  “We can do it in a variety of ways and art is one of them,” McMurray said.
- HISPANIC HERITAGE GALA: Anita Ibanez (pictured) was one of 250 attending the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Hispanic Heritage Month Gala. The Hershey Company’s Bert Alfonso served as keynote, with board chairman Ron Alvarado, prexy Carmen Malloy and event chairwoman Kate Paine helping to round out the guest list. “I’m most excited about the scholarships we are able to give out this year,” Malloy said of the 17 awarded. The event was Oct. 18 at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh hotel.
HISPANIC HERITAGE GALA: Anita Ibanez (pictured) was one of 250 attending the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Hispanic Heritage Month Gala. The Hershey Company’s Bert Alfonso served as keynote, with board chairman Ron Alvarado, prexy Carmen Malloy and event chairwoman Kate Paine helping to round out the guest list. “I’m most excited about the scholarships we are able to give out this year,” Malloy said of the 17 awarded. The event was Oct. 18 at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh hotel.
John Altdorfer - PINK RIBBON ROUND-UP Yvonne Sigecan, Karly Boyle and Alexandra Andoga were among the revelers embracing all things denim in honor of the annual Pink Ribbon Round-up. “Since the first event in 2006, the Pink Ribbon Round-up has raised over $200,000 for breast cancer research,” said Patricia Hodder, founder, president and breast cancer survivor. “This makes us the largest independent contributor to Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Pittsburgh affiliate.' The festivities took place on Oct. 19 at the Four Points Sheraton in Cranberry.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>PINK RIBBON ROUND-UP Yvonne Sigecan, Karly Boyle and Alexandra Andoga were among the revelers embracing all things denim in honor of the annual Pink Ribbon Round-up. “Since the first event in 2006, the Pink Ribbon Round-up has raised over $200,000 for breast cancer research,” said Patricia Hodder,  founder, president and breast cancer survivor.   “This makes us the largest independent contributor to Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Pittsburgh affiliate.'  The festivities took place on Oct. 19 at the Four Points Sheraton in Cranberry.
John Altdorfer - HOWL AT THE MOON Howl at the Moon co-chairs Jessica Romano and Pamela Buffington were among those spied at the Mattress Factory on Oct. 19. The Halloween-themed benefit benefitted the the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>HOWL AT THE MOON Howl at the Moon co-chairs Jessica Romano and Pamela Buffington were among those spied at the Mattress Factory on Oct. 19. The Halloween-themed benefit benefitted the the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.
John Altdorfer - WALK THIS WAY Brian Sadlow models a tux from Jones New York during the Walk This Way Fashion Gala and Luncheon hosted by St. Barnabas Charities. Proceeds from the Oct. 19 event benefitted the fundraiser for the St. Barnabas Charities Free Care Fund, which provides $4.5 million in free care each year to St. Barnabas patients in need.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>WALK THIS WAY Brian Sadlow models a tux from Jones New York during the Walk This Way Fashion Gala and Luncheon hosted by St. Barnabas Charities. Proceeds from the Oct. 19 event benefitted the fundraiser for the St. Barnabas Charities Free Care Fund, which provides $4.5 million in free care each year to St. Barnabas patients in need.
- ROCKIN' THE WARHOL: Honorary chair and executive director of the Staunton Farm Foundation Joni Schwager with Mental Health America Allegheny County CEO Michelle McMurray during the Jammin’ with Andy Jazz at the Warhol benefit for Mental Health America Allegheny County, October 17, 2013.
ROCKIN' THE WARHOL: Honorary chair and executive director of the Staunton Farm Foundation Joni Schwager with Mental Health America Allegheny County CEO Michelle McMurray during the Jammin’ with Andy Jazz at the Warhol benefit for Mental Health America Allegheny County, October 17, 2013.
- ROCKIN' THE WARHOL: Grace Turner and Sara Kiehn during the Jammin’ with Andy Jazz at the Warhol benefit for Mental Health America Allegheny County, October 17, 2013.
ROCKIN' THE WARHOL: Grace Turner and Sara Kiehn during the Jammin’ with Andy Jazz at the Warhol benefit for Mental Health America Allegheny County, October 17, 2013.
John Altdorfer - CLASS ACT: Event honorary chairs Linda and Tony Bucci, chairman of MARC USA, during the CLASS Community Heroes Awards Dinner at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh Hotel.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>CLASS ACT: Event honorary chairs Linda and Tony Bucci, chairman of MARC USA, during the CLASS Community Heroes Awards Dinner at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh Hotel.
John Altdorfer - HOWL AT THE MOON Crohn's & Colitis Foundation executive director Juli Laurence with husband John during the Howl at the Moon Halloween benefit held at the Mattress Factory on October 19.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>HOWL AT THE MOON Crohn's & Colitis Foundation executive director Juli Laurence with husband John during the Howl at the Moon Halloween benefit held at the Mattress Factory on October 19.
- TIME WELL SPENT: Event co-chairs Mardi Royson and Diane Viall during the Garden Club at Allegheny County Pizzazz Preview Party Oct. 16 at the Fox Chapel Golf Club.
TIME WELL SPENT: Event co-chairs Mardi Royson and Diane Viall during the Garden Club at Allegheny County Pizzazz Preview Party Oct. 16 at the Fox Chapel Golf Club.
- TIME WELL SPENT: Phoebe Moes and Bridget Snyder during the Garden Club at Allegheny County Pizzazz Preview Party Oct. 16 at the Fox Chapel Golf Club.
TIME WELL SPENT: Phoebe Moes and Bridget Snyder during the Garden Club at Allegheny County Pizzazz Preview Party Oct. 16 at the Fox Chapel Golf Club.
- TIME WELL SPENT: Janet Cline and Patty Antos chat Oct. 16 during the Garden Club at Allegheny County Pizzazz Preview Party at the Fox Chapel Golf Club.
TIME WELL SPENT: Janet Cline and Patty Antos chat Oct. 16 during the Garden Club at Allegheny County Pizzazz Preview Party at the Fox Chapel Golf Club.

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