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Flash!: Troops First Foundation dinner; A Taste of Independence

John Altdorfer - FOR THE GIRLS The University of Pittsburgh Department of Plastic Surgery raised a glass in honor of the girls on Nov. 6. The Art of Breast Reconstruction, held at the Warhol Museum, drew 200 revelers and included a display of inspirational mannequin busts created by local artists to illustrate the process of breast reconstruction. “It’s like a physical manifestation of what these patients go through. It’s allowing people to see the surgery differently and see the beauty in the process and the change,” said chair Dr. Carolyn De La Cruz, pictured with artist Dorothy Samuels Lampl's 'Busting Out All Over Again.'.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>FOR THE GIRLS The University of Pittsburgh Department of Plastic Surgery raised a glass in honor of the girls on Nov. 6. The Art of Breast Reconstruction, held at the Warhol Museum, drew 200 revelers and included a display of inspirational mannequin busts created by local artists to illustrate the process of breast reconstruction. “It’s like a physical manifestation of what these patients go through. It’s allowing people to see the surgery differently and see the beauty in the process and the change,” said chair Dr. Carolyn De La Cruz, pictured with artist Dorothy Samuels Lampl's 'Busting Out All Over Again.'.
John Altdorfer - Jennifer Sloan with Melissa Cekus at the Andy Wahrol Museum during Bra Day, showcasing the 'Art of Breast Resconstruction' exhibit to benefit breast cancer and breast reconstruction awareness, Nov. 6, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Jennifer Sloan with Melissa Cekus at the Andy Wahrol Museum during Bra Day, showcasing the 'Art of Breast Resconstruction' exhibit to benefit breast cancer and breast reconstruction awareness, Nov. 6, 2013.
John Altdorfer - FIRST AND FOREMOST Golf legends David Feherty and Tom Watson swung into town on Nov. 6 for the second annual Troops First Foundation benefit at LeMont. “What is fantastic about it is there are people who want to help out our warriors and are aware help is needed,” said executive director Rick Kell. Jim and Nancy Smail and Scott and Pam Kroh were among the 200 in attendance, as well as Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Glen Silva, who has endured 49 surgeries since stepping on an IED in Afghanistan back in 2010. Feherty founded the organization with a mission of improving the lives of those who have courageously and unselfishly served our country.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>FIRST AND FOREMOST Golf legends David Feherty and Tom Watson swung into town on Nov. 6 for the second annual Troops First Foundation benefit at LeMont. “What is fantastic about it is there are people who want to help out our warriors and are aware help is needed,” said executive director Rick Kell. Jim and Nancy Smail and Scott and Pam Kroh were among the 200 in attendance, as well as Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Glen Silva, who has endured 49 surgeries since stepping on an IED in Afghanistan back in 2010.   Feherty founded the organization with a mission of improving the lives of those who have courageously and unselfishly served our country.
John Altdorfer - Marine Corps staff sergeant Glen Silva at LeMont during the Benefit Dinner with Tom Watson and David Feherty to support the Troops First Foundation, Nov. 6, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Marine Corps staff sergeant Glen Silva at LeMont during the Benefit Dinner with Tom Watson and David Feherty to support the Troops First Foundation, Nov. 6, 2013.
John Altdorfer - COURAGE HOUSE Greta Rooney and Holy Family Institute president and CEO Sister Linda Yankoski pose with honorees Steelers tight end Heath Miller and Joan Bruno at the Heinz Field East Lounge during the Arthur J. Rooney Sr. Courage House Luncheon to benefit the Holy Family Institute on Nov. 5.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>COURAGE HOUSE Greta Rooney and Holy Family Institute president and CEO Sister Linda Yankoski pose with honorees Steelers tight end Heath Miller and Joan Bruno at the Heinz Field East Lounge during the Arthur J. Rooney Sr. Courage House Luncheon to benefit the Holy Family Institute on Nov. 5.
John Altdorfer - LUCK BE A LADY An eager line of 350 revelers snaked its way to the doors of the LeMont on Nov. 7, ready, willing and able to tempt lady luck during the Vegas on the Mon benefit. Hosted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, co-chairs Jennifer Fusilli and Dianna Calaboyias Wyrick (pictured) were among a crew that also included honorees Art and Greta Rooney II and board chair Rick Wiedman.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>LUCK BE A LADY An eager line of 350 revelers snaked its way to the doors of the LeMont on Nov. 7,  ready, willing and able to tempt lady luck during the Vegas on the Mon benefit. Hosted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, co-chairs Jennifer Fusilli and Dianna Calaboyias Wyrick (pictured) were among a crew that also included honorees Art and Greta Rooney II and board chair Rick Wiedman.
John Altdorfer - NO ONE LEAVES EMPTY HANDED Leaving empty handed proved to be an impossibility for the droves of bargain seekers looking to score a designer ware or 10 during the Designer Days Patron Party. “When you are around shoes, how can things be bad?” asked Patron chair Bear Brandegee (right). Also attending were event chair Henry Krakovsky (center), honorary chair Kiya Tomlin, and National Council for Jewish Women executive director Andrea Glickman (left). The annual event, hosted by the NCJW, was held at the Monroeville Convention Center on Nov. 7.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>NO ONE LEAVES EMPTY HANDED Leaving empty handed proved to be an impossibility for the droves of bargain seekers looking to score a designer ware or 10 during the Designer Days Patron Party. “When you are around shoes, how can things be bad?” asked Patron chair Bear Brandegee (right). Also attending were event chair Henry Krakovsky (center), honorary chair Kiya Tomlin, and National Council for Jewish Women executive director Andrea Glickman (left). The annual event, hosted by the NCJW, was held at the Monroeville Convention Center on Nov. 7.
john Altdorfer - TOP CHEF Event co-chairs Patti McCloudf, Candi Cybator, Jackquie Ward and Sue Seiff in the main ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel during the Chefs Create benefit for the Greater Pittsburgh chapter of Autism Speaks on Nov. 7.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>john Altdorfer</em></div>TOP CHEF Event co-chairs Patti McCloudf, Candi Cybator, Jackquie Ward and Sue Seiff in the main ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel during the Chefs Create benefit for the Greater Pittsburgh chapter of Autism Speaks on Nov. 7.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review - MASTER OF HER CRAFT Whitt Fiscus, Samantha Skelton and artist Nicole Aquillano at the Society for Contemporary Craft's annual benefit/art show, “Crafted,” on Nov. 8. Aquillano, a Pittsburgh native now based in Boston, did a complete 180 in the pursuit of happiness - leaving her careeer as an engineer to become a studio potter. 'My work is all about home,' she said, crediting Pittsburgh as a constant source of inspiration.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Andrew Russell  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>MASTER OF HER CRAFT Whitt Fiscus, Samantha Skelton and artist Nicole Aquillano at the Society for Contemporary Craft's annual benefit/art show, “Crafted,” on Nov. 8. Aquillano, a Pittsburgh native now based in Boston, did a complete 180 in the pursuit of happiness -  leaving her careeer as an engineer to become a studio potter. 'My work is all about home,' she said, crediting Pittsburgh as a constant source of inspiration.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review - A TASTE OF INDEPENDENCE Betsy Teti, Bill Caroseli and Heather Chronis were among a crowd of 175 coming out in support of children and adults with disabilities or other special needs on Nov. 8. 'A Taste of Independence,' hosted by the Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania, was held at the Renaissance Hotel.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Andrew Russell  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>A TASTE OF INDEPENDENCE Betsy Teti, Bill Caroseli and Heather Chronis were among a crowd of 175 coming out in support of children and adults with disabilities or other special needs on Nov. 8. 'A Taste of Independence,' hosted by the Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania, was held at the Renaissance Hotel.
John Altdorfer - FRIDAY AT THE FRICK VisitPittsburgh president and CEO Craig Davis with Frick Art and Historical Center director Bill Bodine during the Frick Art & Historical Center's opening celebration for 'Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection.' The cocktailer was held on Nov. 8.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>FRIDAY AT THE FRICK VisitPittsburgh president and CEO Craig Davis with Frick Art and Historical Center director Bill Bodine during the Frick Art & Historical Center's opening celebration for 'Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection.' The cocktailer was held on Nov. 8.
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