SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN’S HUSBAND, RICHARD BLUM HELPS ROOMS THAT ROCK 4 CHEMO INAUGURAL GALA EXCEED ITS FUNDRAISING NEEDS WITH A TRUE ACT OF PHILANTROPHY, FASHION STAR VASILY VEIN AWES GUESTS WITH HIS MAGNIFICENT CREATIONS.
SAN FRANCISCO (Nov 3, 2014) — Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C), a nonprofit organization devoted to transforming chemotherapy rooms into beautiful, inspiring spaces hosted its Inaugural Gala on November 1, 2014, at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.
“Our dreams came true! Having the honorable Dianne Feinstein honor us with her presence and Mr. Richard Blum her husband and their family in attendance meant the world to us. Mr Blum set the tone for the evening by raising his paddle high. He is a true philanthropist.” shares Dr. Lisa Kang, RTR4C Gala Co-Chair and Board Member.
“ Having Mayor Willie Brown Jr. endorse was the icing on the cake, adds Dr. Kang.
The black tie fundraising event featured X-factor TV star Jason Brock and San Francisco “virtuoso” violonist Lea Bourgade.
Brock’s pure voice and Bourgade’s immense talent delighted the audience.
Guests had an opportunity to learn about and support RTR4C’s vision with a touching speech made by Nancy Ballard the founder.
Don Sanchez, San Francisco Bay Area’s beloved veteran anchor and KGO reporter hosted the event with auctioneer Abra Annes.
The formidable Abra set the bids high for the “Fund-a-Need” with a $25K goal. Mr Richard Blum raises his paddle and $25K were raised in less than 1 minute.
Guests were on their feet and Mr. Blum received a standing ovation.
The Honorable Mayor Willie Brown focused on the impact Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo has made in the city of San Francisco and endorsed the organization wholeheartedly
San Francisco fashion star, Vasily Vein unveiled his 2015 spring collection featuring somptuous gowns made of velvet, lace, gold and feathers.
Fashion icon, Sonya Molodestkaya donned a superb black coat, black lace dress and was the queen of the fashion show.
Fashion chair Sophie Azouaou, ended the show by introducing Vasily Vein to the guests in a “vision of white elegance and beauty” made especially for her for the occasion.
“Vein showed the world he is indeed SF fashion star and keeps the title,” states Sophie Azouaou, San Francisco Green Leader, RTR4C Gala Fashion Chair and Board Member.
“Vein is a philanthropist and his donation of a gown for the live auction raised $4.2K,” Azouaou adds with emotion.
About Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo
Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C) is a nonprofit devoted to creating positive, healing and uplifting spaces for chemotherapy patients. Artist and author Nancy Linebarger Ballard founded the organization. Supported by a team of talented interior designers, community and corporate sponsors, RTR4C has transformed 154 chemotherapy rooms in 15 facilities in the United States and El Salvador, offering patients and their loved ones respite from an often sterile and scary environment. As the hospital atmosphere is improved, the patient’s emotional wellbeing is positively impacted.
For more information, visit www.roomsthatrock4chemo.us.
About Vasily Vein
Vasily Vein Art Design, a US-based company, was founded in 2009. Born in the former Soviet Union, Vasily created stage images for Russian rock and pop stars while living in Moscow, — most notably, the Russian Rock Singer LINDA. His designs were often seen on Russian red carpets, worn by T.A.T.U., Smash, Larisa Dolina and Kristina Orbakaite — stars on the level of the April Avigne and Christina Aguilera. Often called “San Francisco Fashion Star,” he is known for creating exquisite gowns for numerous San Francisco VIPs and socialites for the Opera, Symphony and Ballet openings.
For more about Vasily Vein, visit http://www.vasilyvein.com/.