Events in the City: WHITE Party, Black Tie Affair

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Oh the weather outside was frightful…but that didn’t stop the WHITE Party, Black Tie Affair! Last Thursday the WHITE Party was held at the UB Center for the Arts.

“The WHITE Party has been created in an effort to bring awareness to many valuable, yet less talked about community programs in Buffalo, New York. With an ever-rising awareness regarding mental health issues across the nation, there is an even larger need to increase the awareness of treatment services available for children with mental health issues. This year’s event proceeds from sponsorship, donations, fundraisers and silent auction will benefit a non-profit very close to P E A R’s heart, the DBT program of Child and Adolescent Treatment Services, a program that is creating preventative measures and positive emotions surrounding the stigma of mental health.” – PEAR/Planning Why a White Party

The night started off with complementary pear extract champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and the silent auction. After mingling for a while, we were guided into the fashion show area. The designers of the night were Shana Feeley, Katie Gariepy, and Molly Hoeltke for Once VintageThe theme of the show stayed true to the theme of the party and all the designers showcased “all-white” inspired looks.

After the show the audience learned about why Shannon Mach, CEO of PEAR, decided to throw this event. She told her own story about experiencing depression and how the DBT program personally helped her become who she is today. If she hadn’t had shared this with us, you would have never guessed such a bright successful woman suffered from mental illness. Needless to say, it was inspiring that she had such a personal connection to this event.

Because mother nature did prevent a lot of people from being able to see the show and be a part of this event, PEAR is throwing the WHITE PARTY {POP UP!} event! It will be at Second Chic, this Thursday, December 19, from 6:00-9:00pm.

Here are some of my photos from the event! It was a ton of fun and better yet, for a great cause. Happy Holidays!

-XO, L.

(Logo photo: PEAR/Planning Facebook)

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