at Spokane Convention Center benefiting Beyond Pink at 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday the 13th was a lucky day for all who attended and made the 2017 Beyond Pink Fashion Show a success.
The fun is just beginning!
It was once again a sold-out crowd for an evening of drinks, appetizers, auctions, and a fashion show featuring talented area designers and models. There’s a reason this event is one of the most sought-after tickets in town: all the money raised stays in this area to help local women in the fight against breast cancer. To date, Beyond Pink has touched over 1000 lives by helping women afford thermograms, a screening method that can detect early signs of cancer up to ten years before other tests. But Beyond Pink isn’t just touching those 1000+ lives. They see each life as a footprint, in which everything that an individual does in their community and every other person that they interact with has a profound impact. Everyone is in this fight.
Mingling at the silent auction tables.
More silent auction fun.
Last second bidding.
Guarding a precious bid in the final seconds.
As the silent auctions ended, attendees gathered around their tables with drinks, appetizers, and friends.
Susie Thompson, Jessica Thomspon, and Kathryn Castilla.
Anna Riener, Avaree Martin, and Fanny Lamarre.
Glory Phelps, Hailey Stone, and Selah Phelps.
Laurie Hoar, Brendon Rannow, Kaylee Rannow, Rebecca Rison, and Michael Bridges at the Toyota table.
Emcee Kristi Gorenson and auctioneer Randy Wells welcomed everyone, the room lights dimmed, and the runway lights came up.
Randy Wells and Kristi Gorenson thank all attendees.
It was time for the Beyond Pink designers and models to show off their hard work and talent.
Kimmie Hannum modeling her own design.
Phoenix Rising Nichole Mischke modeling a design by Linda Graff.
Troll Babe designed and modeled by Sydney Martin.
Bidding heats up for the Troll Babe package.
With a Little Help from my Friends, designed and modeled by Lynne Blackwood.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Victoria’s Secrets, designed by Ronnie Ryno of Glamarita and Amy McCoy of House of Pop. Modeled by Michelle Robertson.
La Matadora and The Bull face off. Design by Trish Comrie and modeled by Christy Lee Comrie.
Goldfinger, design by Victoria Zvoncheck-Ferro, modeled by Sandy Clemons.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, design by Amber Vietzke, modeled by Amber Vietzke and Madisyn Doyle.
Amidst all the excitement of the show, two women had a message to share. Staci Sawyer and Lindsay Taylor both received assistance from Beyond Pink as part of their fights against breast cancer, and they came on stage to give a simple thank you and to say that they wouldn’t be on that stage if that help wasn’t available.
Staci Sawyer, Kristi Gorenson, and Randy Wells lead the room in singing “Happy Birthday” to Lindsay Taylor.
At the end of the evening, $188,400 had been raised for Beyond Pink, enough to provide grants to 685 women. It was enough to make Beyond Pink founders Karla Porter and Charlie Brewer want to kiss the whole room. That’s what happens when Spokane shows the love.
Karla Porter, Denise Kost, and Charlie Brewer thanking everyone.
The room begins to fill as attendees arrive.
Steve Katchka, Alix Martin, and Jamie Isaacson.
Perusing the silent auction tables.
More silent auction items.
Auctioneer Randy Wells and emcee Kristi Gorenson welcome attendees.
A preview of all the designs.
Karla Porter, Charlie Brewer, Stephanie Cureton, and Kaylee Rannow.
Lynn Ellis and Christy Belisle.
Andrea Griffin, Courtney Shirk, Barbara Cozza, and Christie Dalsanders at the Rainmaker Creative table.
Inland Empire Toyota Dealer Association, Viking Builders LLC, Baker Construction, Clickit RV & Auto Sales, Diane Maehl Photography, Encore Events and Presentations, EZIQ, ILF Media Production, Insight Thermal Imaging, Kalispel Tribe and Northern Quest Resort and Casino, Missy's on Post, American Way Auto Body, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson, Dealers Auto Auction NW, Larry H Miller Dealerships, Toyota Financial Services, Banner Bank, Cars.com, Regeneration Point, Victoria Z Ferro - Audrey's A Boutique, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, National Mattress, Pulse - Western Fidelity Insured Services Inc., Tombari Properties, Wild Walls Climbing Gym, Ballet Arts Academy, Franks Diners/Area 51 Taphouse @ The Onion, Jan-Pro Northwest, PayneWest Insurance, Sixth Avenue Pharmacy Inc., Bryan Walker, Weathers & Associates Consulting, Zerorez Spokane, Numerica Credit Union, The Metabolic Institute, ActionCOACH, AMP'd Entertainment, Anderson Peretti & Co. CPA, Avista, Bozzi Media, Tim Erlandsen, The Inlander, Paine Hamblen LLP, Pinot's Palette, Alycia Policani, Travis & Janice Prewitt, Thrivent, Financial & Lilac City Law, Dale Toliver, Tuxedo Gallery, Kristina Van Loben Sels, Ziebart
Cassie Pedersen, Kelsie Lees, Karen O'Donnell, Kimmie Hannum, Sydney Martin, Nichole Mischke, Lynne Blackwood, Ronnie Ryno, Mary Tafuri, Trish Comrie, Amy McCoy, Sadie Clemenson, Michelle Robertson, Netsanet Beshahe, Christy Lee Comrie, Sandy Clemons, Amber Vietzke, Madisyn Doyle
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