Celebrity sightings abound at the first annual Aspen Snow Ball at The St. Regis, which raised funds to support pediatric cancer research.
Denise Rich and Evan Ross
Film producer Thomas Piercehosted the first edition of the Aspen Snow Ball in support of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research and the launch of Children’s Oncology Support fund (COSF) founded by Pierce.
International celebrities, philanthropists and notable guests from all over the world helped raise $2.5 million dollars in support of COSF’s launch and dedication to the development of more effective therapies for pediatric cancer patients.
William Abadie, Marcia Gay Harden, Akane DiFiore, Roman Bogomolny, Christina New, Eulala Scheel, John DiFiore, Natasha Tariverdieva, Natalia Boneta, Diego Boneta
Held at the St. Regis Aspen, the experience transported guests to an immersive Narnia feel, featuring a cocktail reception with a silent auction, a gala dinner program with a live auction of exclusive bucket list experiences, artwork and fine jewelry. Guests enjoyed a surprise opening performance by musical artist Asher Monroe, while the dinner ended with a special performance by Diana Ross.
William Abadie and Marcia Gay Harden
Highlights included inspiring speeches by Oscar winner and honorary chair Marcia Gay Harden and Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation founder Denise Rich. Laura Calabrese Kruger received the community leadership award for her philanthropy actions supporting Colorado based Shining Stars Foundation.
Ramona Bruland and Michael Goldberg
Guests were dazzled by a balloon's raffle paddle that raised up to $450,000 and included prizes from Lugano Diamonds, Chopard and a luxury trip by Kempinski Grand Hotel St. Moritz. Highlights of the auction included a live painting from artist Bradley Theodore, a boutique hotel takeover in cube, a five-night trip with helicopter transfers to Mount Everest, and the most iconic painting from Mr Brainwash.
Jayma Cardoso and Antonio Di Oronzo
This fundraising gala is made possible by supporting partners and sponsors: Chopard, Farfetch, Weber Boxer Group, Champagne Bollinger, Casa Del Sol, Desolas Mezcal, DAOU Family Estates, The Snow Lodge Aspen, The St. Regis Aspen, Aero, Hendricks and Lugano Diamonds.