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Fanfare: Crafts and Corks for Cancer

| Monday, June 26, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
Gina Pferdehirt, Rebecca Whitlinger and David Pferdhirt, Crafts & Corks for Cancer, Cancer Caring Center, Left Field Meeting Space, North Shore. June 22, 2017.
John Altdorfer
Gina Pferdehirt, Rebecca Whitlinger and David Pferdhirt, Crafts & Corks for Cancer, Cancer Caring Center, Left Field Meeting Space, North Shore. June 22, 2017.
Cindy Shoemake and Jason Kabetich, Crafts & Corks for Cancer, Cancer Caring Center, Left Field Meeting Space, North Shore. June 22, 2017.
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Cindy Shoemake and Jason Kabetich, Crafts & Corks for Cancer, Cancer Caring Center, Left Field Meeting Space, North Shore. June 22, 2017.
Jared Myers and Tori Kumpert, Crafts & Corks for Cancer, Cancer Caring Center, Left Field Meeting Space, North Shore. June 22, 2017.
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Jared Myers and Tori Kumpert, Crafts & Corks for Cancer, Cancer Caring Center, Left Field Meeting Space, North Shore. June 22, 2017.
Ned Schano and Bella Rozic, Crafts & Corks for Cancer, Cancer Caring Center, Left Field Meeting Space, North Shore. June 22, 2017.
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Ned Schano and Bella Rozic, Crafts & Corks for Cancer, Cancer Caring Center, Left Field Meeting Space, North Shore. June 22, 2017.
Karly Hresko, Crafts & Corks for Cancer, Cancer Caring Center, Left Field Meeting Space, North Shore. June 22, 2017.
John Altdorfer
Karly Hresko, Crafts & Corks for Cancer, Cancer Caring Center, Left Field Meeting Space, North Shore. June 22, 2017.
Bill Leonard with Sheila Gault and Jeff and Patrick Leonard, Crafts & Corks for Cancer, Cancer Caring Center, Left Field Meeting Space, North Shore. June 22, 2017.
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Bill Leonard with Sheila Gault and Jeff and Patrick Leonard, Crafts & Corks for Cancer, Cancer Caring Center, Left Field Meeting Space, North Shore. June 22, 2017.
Claire Wesolosky, Crafts & Corks for Cancer, Cancer Caring Center, Left Field Meeting Space, North Shore. June 22, 2017.
John Altdorfer
Claire Wesolosky, Crafts & Corks for Cancer, Cancer Caring Center, Left Field Meeting Space, North Shore. June 22, 2017.

“I'm a cork, baby,” laughed Cancer Caring Center director Rebecca Whitlinger. “And I've got the shoes to prove it. Chanel cork heels.”

Happy Hour extended well into the evening of June 22 thanks to the Cancer Caring Center's debut of its revamped summer fundraiser, “Crafts and Corks for Cancer,” drawing more than 120 guests to the Left Field Meeting Space across the street from PNC Park.

“And it's such a gorgeous day for it,” said Gina Pferdehirt with her husband, David.

“I know. I ordered that,” mused Whitlinger.

With guests mingling inside, it only took a few moments before those previously unaware discovered the outdoor, rooftop space that provided an excellent view of the city skyline.

“My brother, Patrick, drives up every year from DC to help out,” said Jeffrey Leonard.

Six breweries, including Great Lakes, Penn, Southern Tier, Victory and Wyndridge, offered refreshments while local restaurants that ran the gamut from Altius to Sweets ‘n At provided the nourishment. Also of note: an impressively diverse crowd that ran the gamut from fresh faced young professionals to those older and wiser.

Committee members included Natasha Alexis, Robin Beruh, Gina Carpellotti, Marianne Haggerty, Tina Socinski, Margo Hrabar, Jodi Lech, Cindy Shoemaker, Mike Warren, Judy Sapos, Cristina Talotta, Stephanie Scoletti, Keith Parish, Tonya Nardi.

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