Monday, October 31, 2011

Jodi Bean's 2nd Annual Fundraiser for MS Recap

Saturday, October 15th was my 2nd Annual MS fundraiser at The Greatest Bar in Boston and it was a lot of fun!  I thought I would do the recap in 2 posts b/c I took a lot of pictures.  This post I will focus on decorations, silent auction items and food/dessert.  As you probably recall the theme was "black and white" and I was quite impressed with all of the guests.  Pretty much everyone wore black and white!  Such fun.  You'll have to wait until tomorrow to see the "people" pictures.
The tables for the silent auction items were all set up at one end of the room.  There was plenty of room for people to browse and bid!
See the photo board on the wall?  My mom made 9 of those.  There was a board for each walk and event I've been involved in since I was diagnosed with MS.  They looked awesome!
The World Champions sign donated by my brother, Allan was one of the most popular silent auction items.
Another photo board, this one from the Boston MS Walk last this past April.
I had a lot of silent auction items so the table ran along the whole back wall and then I had an additional table which you can see at the top of this picture.
The was the table at the door.  My mom collected money as people came in.  The table had MS awareness bracelets and info.  The photo board is of my fundraiser last year.
Another view of the welcome table.
A fellow MS'er Susan Howard donated some items from Party Lite!
Another popular silent auction item was this Vera Bradley travel bag set.  My mom and my sister-in-law had a bit of a bidding war but my mom won (don't worry though Jenn got 3 other things)!!
Wine is always a favorite and all the moms were bidding on this one!  Not sure what that was all about! ;)  Thanks to Michelle Gudlevich for donating the wine.  I really appreciate it and still have some left for a raffle prize at the next fundraiser in January (more to come about that in a later post).
My brother Allan also donated some Jameson whiskey and a gift certificate for a tasting with the Irish Whiskey Society.  I've been to a couple of their events and it is fun (even though I don't like whiskey).
A local favorite, Sam Adams gift pack and beer!
There were tons of gift certificates - mostly to restaurants but also for massage, facial and to F1 Racing.

As always I had my rings for sale.  Money made off the sale of the rings is donated back to my fundraising.  Let me know if you are interested.


The bartenders made a special drink for the night and $1.50 from each glass was donated back to MS. The special drinks brought in $36!

All the food was provided by the bar but my mom and I made the desserts and a high school friend Kristen made the awesome cake!
Isn't this cake adorable?  I love the way it came out and I'm so thankful to Kristen for donating her time to make it for my event. 

So there you have it!  The decorations, silent auction, food, dessert and drink.  What do you think?

Tomorrow I'll be sharing all the "people pictures" so be sure to check back.  Until then how about taking a guess at how much I raised?  Leave your guess in the comments.

a. $1,289
b. $1,471
c. $1,646
d. $1,798

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great event. The items up for auction are so fun and unique. And don't even get me started on how delicious the food/desserts/Bean Team drink looked. I am hoping you raised d)$1,798, but even if that is the wrong answer, you are an inspiration, and any of those numbers would be awesome!