What an amazing night - such support by everyone that attended the event on Saturday night.
The volunteers worked all morning & into the afternoon to get every item in place & looking perfect for our guests. Our family was able to go home to rest, eat & change our clothes by about 3pm - returning to the hotel by 4:30pm. Pretty exhausted, but definitely ready for the evening - excited by the party atmosphere & air of anticipation.
Guests began arriving by 5pm - as the "early bird" raffle, new this year, helped to inspire people to arrive early in order to be eligible for the drawing. To win the night at the Hyatt & $75 to spend at the Bellevue Collection they had to check in by 6pm. "Early Birds" benefited by being in the raffle, getting champagne, appetizers and getting the first picks off the "Buy It Now Board."
The final silent auction group closed at 7pm and then the live auction show began.
Wow! What a night. Please take a peak at the pictures here on the blog - should give you an idea of the night we had - raising $203,000 for FSH research studies through the generosity of all those that attended the event.
Our heartfelt thanks to every single person that attended our auction, donated their artwork, money, or services and gave of their time & talents to help us fund more FSH research.