Wednesday, April 27, 2011

LUNAFEST- A Great Success!

Well, it's been awhile since my last blog post.  But I have a great excuse!  I've been working very hard on planning our first LUNAFEST event presented by the LUNA Mom's Club and Stroller Strides Chicago.  LUNAFEST was held on Tuesday April 12th at the Music Box Theatre and it was a huge success!  It was a night to celebrate women, and a celebration we did have!

At the welcome reception we enjoyed some beautiful appetizers prepared by Devon Seafood.  After everyone took their seats, Kristen Conn from joined us to speak a little bit more about the Breast Cancer Fund and the preventable causes of breast cancer.  Do you want to find out more yourself?  Visit to learn about 5 steps that you can take to decrease your risk.  After Kristen spoke, we began the film screening.  All of the films were short films by, for and about women: "The Translator"; "Getting a Grip";"Mother of Many" to name a few.  We laughed, we cried, it was incredible. The films were very diverse- from animation to documentary- and we enjoyed them all.

After the screening we hosted an after-party at Blue Bayou and a silent auction.  Everyone mingled and enjoyed a cocktail with their friends, some sweet treats from Sensational Bites and discussed the films among other things :)  People shopped the silent auction- a few favorite items were Cubs Tickets, private Pilates classes, a Photography gift certificate and many many more.    

Overall, LUNAFEST was a HUGE success!  We raised $1792!  We couldn't be more pleased with our first event.  The Breast Cancer Fund will receive $388 and our local non-profit, Neighborhood Parents Network will receive $1404. 

A great big thank you to our event sponosors- Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Kickin' active boutique for moms-to-be and babes!   And we could not have planned this event without our amazing volunteers- you know who you are, thank you thank you!  And of course, thank you to everyone who attended LUNAFEST!  Your support is truly appreciated and we hope that you enjoyed the event.

Stay tuned for a save the date for our LUNAFEST next year!