Philadelphia newest hotspot, Vie (Cescaphe Event Group) sets the stage for a magical evening for nearly 600 teens and parents at the 3rd annual Komen Philadelphia Teens for the Cure Tickled Pink event, November 18, 2011. Generous contributors donated more than 20 unique-and-fabulous items and experiences for our Tickled Pink silent auction and raffle, helping to add thousands of dollars to our fundraising. Komen Phila. Affiliate staff assure an evening full of special moments for our teen community (l-r) Kate McKenzie, Delaware Field Rep.; Ann Ritter, Program Dir./Grants & Public Policy; Gina Gattis, Intern. The Vie culinary team created a specialty pink drink to capture the hope of the evening and give teens a responsible way to toast their power over breast cancer. Members of the 2011 Tickled Pink Event Leadership, Joy and Emily Benoff, enjoy the results of months of hard work organizing the event, fundraising and embracing communities in Teens for the Cure. The culinary and hospitality teams at Vie create a truly special event for our teens and parents with stellar service, extraordinary food and Cescaphe Event Group’s trademark elegance. Tickled Pink Committee Members: breast cancer survivor, Mindy Cohen (left) with daughters Emmy, Julie & Molly (front); and Debbie Bernstein with daughter, Arielle Toub. Pretty in pink are Andrea & Alexandra Kurtz; survivor Sharon Damsker; and Maddie Kurtz (front). Showing and celebrating their devotion to the Komen Promise are (l-r): Julia Switzer; Olivia Tilles; Julie Zeiberg; and Carly Shervin. Roz and three-year-old Arielle Lichterman enjoy the success of their beloved family member and our 2011 Tickled Pink Chairperson, Mindie Barnett Lichterman (not pictured). Enjoying a fun Friday night out while helping to assure their future is one free from the threat of breast cancer are: Aerayelle Peterson, Trish Casey and Sarah Furey. Taking part in an event that raised more than $100,000 (and counting!) for the Komen Philadelphia Affiliate are: Lindsay Prizer, Dani Dunoff and Sami Dunoff Tickled Pink welcomes the Dunoff family… long-time activists with the Komen Philadelphia Affiliate who uphold the devotion of their patriarch, Victor Dunoff, in whose memory we award our annual Volunteer of the Year recognition. "Taking 5" from the music of EBE Entertainment are: Emily Sanzone, Alyssa Romaines, Brianna Williams and Victoria Tracey. We thank Cancer Treatment Centers of America –Tickled Pink Presenting Sponsor & Champion Sponsor of the Promise of the Komen Phila. Affiliate – for a photo booth to capture memories. Embracing the energy and empowerment of Tickled Pink “magic”, some of the students from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy present The Komen Philadelphia Affiliate with a generous check from their fall fundraiser. A cherished Tickled Pink tradition, Nicole Brewer, Digital Journalist for Eyewitness News on CBS 3 & The CW Philly 57, serves as hostess for our 2011 V.I.P. program & fashion show. Elaine I. Grobman, CEO of the Komen Philadelphia Affiliate, welcomes guests and applauds each teen for stepping up to help uphold the Komen promise as ‘sisters in spirit’ with Susan G. Komen. Chris Mullen, Vice President of Oncology Services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America inspires teens and adults with an affirmation of CTCA’s commitment to the cause as Tickled Pink Presenting Sponsor and the first-and-only Champion Sponsor of the Promise of the Komen Phila. Affiliate. Melissa Ludwig, District Vice President for Macy’s – Tickled Pink Platinum Sponsor – shares her mission in the breast cancer movement and ‘psychs up’ the crowd for the upcoming fashion show, sponsored by Macy’s. Dedicated, hard-working Teens for the Cure teen leaders share what inspires them to get involved with Komen (l-r): Elizabeth Cahn, Emily Benoff, Erika Krum, Amie Schwedock & Samantha Kapnek. Philadelphia native and designer for season 8 of Project Runway, Kristin Haskin Simms (left), gets set to present the fashion show – featuring many of her Strange Fruit styles – with Nicole Brewer. We thank our amazing Tickled Pink Chairperson, and passionate activist in the fight to end breast cancer forever, Mindie Barnett Lichterman for the countless hours and invaluable hard work she dedicated to making this a true celebration of empowerment. Having devoted endless hours and HEART to Teens for the Cure, and taking the lead in orchestrating the Tickled Pink Fashion Show, Wendy Kapnek celebrates with her daughter Samantha (right).