Boca Hospital event gets Gurhan necklace for fundraiser
SAKS donates $25,000 necklace to Go Pink auction
SouthFloridaSunrise.com Staff report
August 8--When keynote speaker Giuliana Rancic takes the stage at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s 9th Annual Go Pink Luncheon on October 26, she’ll be modeling an exquisite necklace by award-winning international jewelry designer Gurhan.
The one-of-a-kind piece, with a retail value of $25,000, is being donated by Saks Fifth Avenue, and will be auctioned by Giuliana during the Luncheon. All proceeds will benefit breast cancer programs at the Hospital’s Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute.
Personally selected by Gurhan from his Desert Rose Collection, the necklace features seven beautiful rose cut pink tourmaline stones set in 24k pure gold on a “Y” shape frame with an 18 inch chain and lobster clasp. Gurhan is renowned for pioneering the revival of 24 karat gold jewelry, inspired by the art of ancient goldsmiths.
“We are delighted to contribute this stunning piece of designer jewelry to the Go Pink Luncheon,” said John Antonini, vice president and general manager of Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton. “The Luncheon raises awareness and funds for such an important cause and benefits so many women in our community. We are proud to partner with Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation in this worthwhile endeavor.”
Giuliana and her husband Bill Rancic will relate their very personal journey with breast cancer at the Luncheon, which will be held at the Boca Raton Resort and Club from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Tickets are priced at $150 and will go on sale August 27th. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are also available. The Go Pink Luncheon is the signature event for Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s Go Pink Challenge, a community-based initiative to raise funds for breast cancer detection and diagnostic services provided by the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute.
For more information, call the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation at (561) 955-4142.