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Why So Blue?

| June 15, 2015 | Parties National

THE PARTY
The exterior of the Hotel Jerome shone blue Feb. 15 for Light It Up Blue Aspen, the gala that capped off a weekend of on- and off-mountain events to increase autism awareness and fundraise for Autism Speaks and Ascendigo (formerly Extreme Sports Camp), a local nonprofit dedicated to outdoor recreational programs for youth and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

THE PLAYERS
Dr. Jennifer Berman of CBS’ The Doctors, Sallie and Tom Bernard, Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley, Ron Rash

THE SCENE
In just a few years, the party has become a highlight of Aspen’s winter social calendar. Several hundred guests, many sporting blue party attire, filled the Jerome’s ballroom, bidding on silent auction items and enjoying a buffet dinner prepared by Jerome Executive Chef Rob Zack. A spirited live auction (items included a flight card from Sentient Jet and a ski morning on Aspen Mountain with Jonny Moseley), followed by a performance by Los Angeles band Project M, kept the energy high throughout the evening. Continuing the good vibes, a segment filmed during the event aired April 27 on The Doctors. –Photos by Seth Beckton



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