rolling out: Tell me more about Bubbles and Bling. How did you decide on the Mad Violinist as entertainment?
Cati: It is it is a brand new event. The event is based loosely on the book Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the eclectic cocktail parties that Holly Golightly would throw in her apartment. The idea was to bring together an energized and eclectic group of people and the Mad Violinist was in that structure because he is a classical violinist with a DJ backup. We really wanted someone who could electrify the room.
rolling out: You’re giving away a one carat diamond in the champagne how did that idea arise?
Cati: We came up with the idea in our office to think of new and exciting ways to represent the woman in our community so we did not want it to be boring we wanted a really fun party.
rolling out: What other events do you have coming up?
Cati: Race for the Cure, which is a 5k run and walk on Sat. May 10th. We expect 14,000 participants and 1,000 survivors. It is our largest fundraising activity for the year so we are excited to put it together.
rolling out: Who are your main sponsors what businesses have been steadfast partners over the years?
Cati: I would have to mention first Kroger. In fact we will be honoring Kroger with our Promise Award at Bubbles and Bling. Since 2000 they have supported Susan G. Komen Atlanta to the tune of $4.7 million. They are amazing, but also we are working with Wells Fargo, Bank of America and so many other wonderful partners in town.
rolling out: What ending thoughts would you like to leave our readers with?
Cati: The most important thing that everyone should know, men and women, is that early detection is the key to survival. Know what is normal for you. No one knows your body better than you do and if anything happens that makes you question what is normal, go have it checked out. Here at Komen Greater Atlanta we are an affiliate of the national organization and we provide services for local women who cannot afford them. We have helped over 12,000 women in the last year, with exams, diagnostics, treatment support and education.
rolling out: Thank You Cati
Bubbles and Bling is a special fundraising event presented with a Holly Golightly flare! Hostess Ebony Steele with Mistress of Ceremonies Celeste Holmes, one of Atlanta’s most recognized female impersonators, will be on hand Thursday, Feb. 6 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bubbles and Bling features a Diamond Drop where one lucky dear will win a one carat diamond! Entertainment will be provided by The Mad Violinist, the five-time GRAMMY nominated producer and string arranger. All proceeds benefit Komen Atlanta’s work to enable women to detect and survive breast cancer. Tickets are $75, available via www.KomenAtlanta.org.