Monday, October 12, 2009

An evening of Wine, Women and Song

The girls on the boudoir team are excited - we've got our stuff on display!

At the Wine Bin in Historic Ellicott City, that is.

All of October, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, balance boudoir is working with the good folks at the Wine Bin to raise money for SOS ~ Survivors Offering Support.

SOS is an all volunteer organization of Breast Cancer survivors who have dedicated a portion of their time to help recently diagnosed women through the ordeal of treatment and recovery. Each volunteer/mentor must complete a four step training process that begins at the hospital where doctors brief them on treatment options and the pathology of the disease. In addition, volunteers/mentors are required to obtain two releases from doctors stating they are emotionally prepared to support a newly diagnosed patient. The local SOS organization supports Howard County General Hospital (HCGH), The Center for Breast Care and the dedicated and gifted doctors and nurses who practice there. Each year more than 125 women undergo breast cancer surgery at HCGH. This program is supported by a grant from the Susan G. Komen Maryland Affiliate.

balance is proud to be donating a boudoir shoot to this important cause. Stop by the Wine Bin and make a bid in our silent auction for the shoot - you'll get the complete treatment: hair, make-up, pampering -as well as gorgeous, sexy rock star photo

s of yourself! And the entire amount raised will go to SOS! This is a shoot normally sold for $285.00 - and SOS will do a lot of good for women in need with those funds.

The Wine Bin will host Rissa and the rest of the team, including Ashley Riddle and the girls from Up Do's for I Do's on Thursday October 29th from 6p.m. to 8p.m. at an Artist's Reception. So stop by, meet the photographer - as well as the hair and makeup artists that will make you into a supermodel at your shoot. We're rarely together outside of shoots & weddings, so this is going to be a fun night - especially with wine involved!

Oh - there's more too!

Classical guitarist Christopher Dunn will be performing live all evening. Parfections Chocolatier will be showing off their new line of sensuous truffles (run, don't walk!); and the Wine Bin will also be hosting a "Meet the Wine Maker" event that night with Spencer Graham of Elizabeth Spencer Wines, who will be tasting through his Napa Valley Wines and signing bottles.

This is one Thursday night you will not want to miss. Who can resist an evening of Wine, Women and Song?

Make the scene! The Wine Bin is housed in the historic firehouse built in 1930 at 8390 Main Street, Historic Ellicott City, Maryland 21043. Free parking is available adjacent to the building and there is plenty of on-street parking as well. Oh - and the Wine Bin itself is incredible - they have about 500 different bottles on site, including organic wines. They have 200 wines under $20 and are featuring two bottles this month that directly support breast cancer research!

Bid early and often on the shoot for SOS - and we'll see you there!


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