After realizing the successes of other Pink Tie Ball events across the country, the Pink Tie Ball was started in Louisville in September 2005. The event was created as a secondary signature fundraiser for Susan G. Komen Louisville, and was designed to create an outlet for those corporate donors and private citizens that might be more likely to support an elegant black tie evening event as opposed to the Race for the Cure®.
The 2005 event surpassed all expectations by Komen Louisville. The event was sold out and raised a record amount for a first time fundraiser. However, the ball did not continue the growth patterns Komen Louisville had hoped for. In 2009, through leadership of the Fund Development Committee and the addition of an event planner, the ball was a huge success once again. The Ball, through the leadership of respective chairwomen and dedicated volunteers, continues to be a success!!
Tremendous strides were made in the improvement of the event in terms of overall quality, publicity, fundraising and attendance. A platform was established to carry forward and guarantee continued future growth. Each year the Pink Tie Ball Executive Committee is empowered with crafting a unique and elegant gala to celebrate life, survivorship, and to raise important funds to carry forward the mission of Susan G. Komen!
Pink Tie Ball 2013
Planning is underway for this years event!! Natalie Officer has been named Chairperson of the 9th annual gala taking place Saturday, August 24 at its new location, the Marriott Louisville East. The black tie (pink tie encouraged) evening features a pink champagne and cocktail reception, dinner, dancing to live music, and silent and live auctions. The Pink Lounge opens at 9 p.m. immediately following the dinner portion of the Pink Tie Ball and includes music, cocktails, dancing and the silent auction.
“Breast cancer took the lives of both of my grandmothers. As a mother, sister and daughter, given this platform and the support of Komen to use my voice, I will do whatever I can to move the needle,” states Officer. “At the event, our tables will be filled with fighters, survivors and supporters from all walks, united to make a difference, targeting breast cancer and ‘Knocking it Out!’… that is both the theme and the heartfelt ambition of this year’s Pink Tie Ball team,” she added.
Below you will find the reservation links guests can use to make online reservations for the Pink Tie Ball:
PINK TIE BALL
• Check-in: Sat Aug 24, 2013
• Check-out: Sun Aug 25, 2013
• Special rate available until: Thu Aug 01, 2013
LOUISVILLE MARRIOTT EAST
a Standard Guest Room $109 USD per night
Book a Standard Guest Room at Louisville Marriott East for $109 USD per night
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Pink Tie Ball 2012
Pink Tie Ball 2011
If your company or organization is interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2013 Komen Louisville Pink Tie Ball please contact Amanda Caffee at firstname.lastname@example.org.