Be Bright Pink

VIPink at Crimson Lounge

by Stephanie Miller – February 13, 2009

Last Friday I headed to Crimson Lounge at the Hotel Sax for the VIPink Party hosted by Be Bright Pink and Michigan Avenue Magazine.

Be Bright Pink is a national non-profit organization that provides education and support to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Through workshops, communities and proactive outreach, the organization arms young women with knowledge and offers companionship and empathy during their journey. It’s a fantastic organization to become involved in. Whether it’s through fundraising efforts or sharing your personal story of how you’ve been touched by cancer, Be Bright Pink is a vehicle of support and inspiration.

So naturally, when I heard that they were hosting a fantastic event to raise awareness and funds, I jumped at the opportunity to attend.

Resident celeb DJ, Samantha Ronson (sans LiLo) made a paparazzi-esque entrance as she scooted into the DJ booth and got nearly 300 party-goers on their feet. It was one of those “places to see and be seen” as Chicago’s social set donned their favorite red soled heels and danced the night away.

Seeing that the event was sold out within several days, I knew that I had to arrive a bit early (and by early, I mean on-time) so I could snag a coveted plush velvet sofa and table. By 8 pm on the dot, Crimson was already bustling with smartly dressed guys and gals, who all seemed to have had the same plan as me. As I headed to the bar to get a drink (sponsored by Three Olives vodka), I couldn’t help but smile as I saw the impressive fashion turnout. True, there were the standard LBDs (I’m guilty, as I wore my staple Privee mini dress), but there were also colorful pairings that were a welcome surprise given the drab February weather.

Shortly after Sam Ron played her debut song, Lindsay Avner of Be Bright Pink hopped on stage and thanked everyone for their continued support. Over $18,000 was raised that evening.

Wondering who was on the guest list? Click here!

And we had our Cheeky photographer on the prowl, so be sure to check out our photo gallery to see if we snapped your picture!

About the Author: Stephanie Miller

Simply put: Stephanie is a wine and spirits guru. A Social Media Strategist by day and the Drink Editor of Chicago Scene by night, she has her pulse on the latest liquor trends and could probably teach a course on the difference between Scotch and Whiskey.