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“Handbags for Hope” Luncheon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

My fellow fashion gals, this is a must-attend Valley event in so many ways! The Stars of Hope will host its Fourth Annual Handbags for Hope luncheon on February 17, 2011, featuring a celebrity bag auction and Tory Burch fashion show. So, yes, come for the incredible fashion, but more importantly, take part in an event that will benefit the organization that works to find cures for children with caner–St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Guests will also have the chance to hear a compelling story from local St. Jude patient Alyssa, who is fighting a rare benign brain tumor.

The Beautiful Bags
Be prepared to bid on handbags, vintage purses and hard-to-find bags. The Handbags for Hope silent auction will showcase new and vintage designer hand bags as well as a number of other exclusive prizes. Designers to be showcased during the silent auction include Isabella Fiore, J.J. Winters, Glenda Gies, Be & D, Louis Vuitton, handbags signed by celebrities like Naomi and Wynonna Judd, Miranda Cosgrove, Emma Stone and many more!

The luncheon, taking place at The Country Club at DC Ranch, will be highlighted by a fashion show presented by designer Tory Burch.

Stars of Hope committee member Lisa Mailliard, mother of former St. Jude patient Nicky Mailliard, started Handbags for Hope in hopes to spread awareness for St. Jude and its life-saving work. “What sets St. Jude apart from other hospitals is the benchmark primary research it conducts,” says Mailliard. “By conducting on-premise research with thousands of case studies, St. Jude allows for the best treatment options for catastrophic illnesses that will benefit not only St. Jude kids, but ultimately filter down to support children at all local hospitals.”

The event is sponsored by Fry’s Food Stores, Eminess Technologies, Tory Burch, Gowen Girls,  Nicky Mailliard Fund, Shaw Center, Pinnacle Bank and HPN Global.

Event Details
10 a.m.  Registration and silent auction
11:30 a.m.  Program and live auction
Luncheon attire

Individual ticket – $125
Table of 10 – $1,000

The Country Club at DC Ranch
9290 E. Thompson Peak Parkway
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

More on St. Jude: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ranked the No. 1 pediatric cancer hospital by Parents magazine and the No. 1 children’s cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world, serving as a trusted resource for physicians and researchers. St. Jude has developed research protocols that helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancer from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened to almost 80 percent today. St. Jude is the national coordinating center for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium and the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. In addition to pediatric cancer research, St. Jude is also a leader in sickle cell disease research and is a globally prominent research center for influenza.

www.stjude.org

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