Posts made in March, 2014

Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh Kicks off Third Annual Season to Tackle Alzheimer’s

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Community, events | 0 comments

BvB Raleigh Stacked 1Team Events & Powderpuff Game to Benefit the Alzheimer’s Association East Coast Chapter 

Following a successful second year of Alzheimer’s Association: Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh (BvB Raleigh), rivalries – blonde and brunette – will again hit the football field June 7, 2014 to help support the fight against Alzheimer’s. In 2013, BvB Raleigh raised over $50,000, exceeding the organization’s initial fundraising goal by more than $10,000.

In its third year in Raleigh, BvB Raleigh will be divided once again to reflect the age-old feud between blondes and brunettes – and compete in a flag football game. Cheerleaders, volunteers, corporate sponsors, media partners and more will also come together to help build awareness, raise funds and encourage participation for a disease that effects more than 18 million people around the world. 2014 season event details are as follows:


Draft Party: Cornerstone Tavern, March 29, 8-11pm

Team Brunette Event: May 3

Team Blonde Event: May 17


Where: Saint Mary’s School

900 Hillsborough St Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 424-4000

When: June 7, 2014; 10 a.m.

Additional Details:

  • Cost: $20 (Previous donors of $20 or more are exempt)
  • Seating provided
  • Food, beverages and BvB Raleigh branded memorabilia available via donation

“We were extremely overwhelmed by the outpouring of support we received from those directly involved, in addition to family, friends, the community and beyond, who helped make the second year of Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh a huge success,” said Cristina Baker, Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh founder. “So many people are affected by this devastating disease and we are thrilled to be able to continue to raise awareness and funds, and above all, show our commitment to ending Alzheimer’s.”

Up from its second-year fundraising goal of $40,000, Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh is working hard to reach a goal of $60,000 in 2014. To help support the organization’s fundraising efforts and ensure every penny raised directly impacts the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, BvB Raleigh is seeking the help of sponsors. Email for sponsorship information.

About Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh
Since its inception in 2005, this special charity has become a nation-wide campaign, spanning more than 25 cities across the United States, each hosting its own tumble of the tresses. To date, Alzheimer’s Association: Blondes vs. Brunettes organizations have raised a whopping $3 million for the Alzheimer’s Association, and continue to grow at a rapid speed throughout the country.
For more information, to donate to Team Blonde or Team Brunette, volunteer for fundraising events and game day, or become a sponsor, please visit, “like” us on Facebook ( and follow us on Twitter ( and Instagram (@BvB_Raleigh).

For media inquiries, please contact Sarah Styron at For any other questions, please email

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Vino for Vasculitis

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Community, events | 0 comments

Vino for Vasculitis FlierWHAT: A silent auction night of glam and goodness to raise hope and awareness for Vasculitis.

WHO: In conjunction with the Vasculitis Foundation, friends and family of NC State graduate, Danielle D’Haene, are planning the first annual Vino for Vasculitis silent auction event in her memory.

WHEN: May 3rd, 2014 5:00pm until 8:30pm.

WHERE: Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 W Jones Street Raleigh, NC

WHY: The goal of the event is to raise awareness about Vasculitis as well as raise money to benefit the Vasculitis Foundation, an organization dedicated not only to the mission to research and develop new treatments in an effort to better treat, and hopefully one day, cure the disease but to the vasculitis patients and their family members.

HOW: $25 tickets are being sold at and include entrance into the silent auction, a glass of wine from Mosaic, food, entertainment, and a night of memories and fun.

MORE: Vino for Vasculitis was created by a group of Danielle’s friends dedicated to honoring her memory and raising awareness about these rare diseases that took her life. Our event has been 100% supported by our community so that we are able to raise as much money as possible for the Vasculitis Foundation. We could not feel more grateful and inspired by the outreach and support we have received.

On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world. ~Henry David Thoreau

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