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Support Jennifer’s Journey

AOII sisters Eve, Angie, Jennifer, Molly and Erin

My good friend and sorority sister Jennifer who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 26 continues her journey to end breast cancer. If you’re in the Virginia area this weekend think about supporting one of the bravest, beautiful gals I know. It will definitely be a fun crowd.

First Annual Jennifer’s Journey Fundraiser for our Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure

Backyard Grill & Bar 13999 Metrotech Drive Chantilly, VA 20151
Saturday, April 28, 2012
7-9 pm: silent auction
9-9:30 pm: winners announced & items paid for (***CASH ONLY — there is an ATM in the restaurant***)
9:30-9:45 pm: special thanks
9:45 pm-whenever: DJ KAOS takes over spinnin’ tunes
Cost: suggested cover charge of $10 (***CASH ONLY — there is an ATM in the restaurant***)
Anyone who donates $20 or more at the door will receive a Jennifer’s Journey bracelet
Drinks: happy hour prices and a signature pink drink
Food: bar snacks will be provided by the venue

Here is a sneak peek at auction items:
Pod Nano
1-Night weekend stay at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace with Breakfast
Spirit Basket from the University of Maryland (includes football AND basketball tickets)
50-minute Serenity Massage at the Ritz Carlton Spa in Tysons
Kate Triano Photography and Jennifer Burns Photography photo shoots
$250 gift certificate to M. Beem jewelers in Reston
Stella and Dot and Swarovski Crystal by Touchstone jewelry
Private yoga sessions with Kelli Audibert
Ten Week Running Class w/ Potomac River Running
Two video game bundles (Xbox and PlayStation) from the NFL Player’s Association

Pink Jams: 14 Survivors Strut Their Stuff

There’s no show like it in DC! Honestly it was one of the most beautiful I’ve attended. Pink Jams hosted it’s annual Pink Fashion Rocks with the fabulous Christian Siriano headlining. Maggy Francois produced the show.

MORE: Pink Jams 2011 Photos

The big stars of the night? The 14 young surivors who strutted their stuff. Shout out to my friends who have at such a young age battled breast cancer… Jen Kwiatek, Jane Roser, Jennifer Harlow and Stef Woods we love you!

Congratulaions to Christa Foresca founder of Pink Jams who was able to present the Capital Breast Care Center with a $30,000 check! CBCC provides free mammograms and breast health services to local women who can’t afford it. Official photos by Moshe Zusman.

My sorority sister and breast cancer survivor Jennifer Kwiatek– diagnosed at the age of 26

Siriano’s finale

$30,000 is granted to CBCC in DC

Pinked Out with Maurisa Potts

Survivor Stef Woods was a show stopper!

My former intern Rachel DeMita is model perfect

Siriano met with reporters earlier in the day. Video by Yoni Lee


Busy baby GAGA

Adora is such a trooper. She made the rounds with a day that started with an early brunch with my AOII sisters at Clyde’s in Ashburn. The place was really neat. My friend Jen told me the entire restaurant was made out of old barnes. Then it was off to DC to The Heights for an afternoon brunch with some of my former TV co-workers. That’s where we ran into WUSA producer Jessica Glasser who just had a baby too.. little Maya! We weren’t done yet. When I arrived for my hair appointment with the fabulous James Cornwell.. he exclaimed “OMG it’s baby Gaga” – referring to my baby tucked inside her stroller. It was hilarious.

Together again!

Fit for a legacy!

Then we were off to DC to meet up with some former co-workers from news stations elsewhere!

Doing the rounds

WUSA’s Jessica Glasser and hubby show off beautiful Maya

Baby Gaga arrives to PR at Partners! James says he’s got dibs on Adora’s first haircut.

James in action


Tickled Pink in Potomac

I cannot even begin to tell you how overwhelmed with emotion I am with all the support I’ve gotten from friends, family and co-workers over the last 8 months. My sisters Jenny and Tricia threw me a beautiful shower at good friend Dr. Alex’s Potomac home.

It was more than perfect– it was as I told the crowd– a room filled with so much love. Wish I could post the hundreds of pictures and special moments captured by’s Daniel Swartz and Rita Lawrence with Bitsy Baby Photography. Please check out their galleries. Sweet thanks to Frosting: A Cupcakery for sending devilishly good dessert. No cupcake was left behind. Shout out to the gorgeous Lauren Von Der Pool and staff with green catering company Von Der Pool Gourmet.  I didn’t learn til after the party that the ‘beef wontons’ were vegan! I would’ve never known. They were delicious!

The best part of all? Seeing so many women from different phases of my life- high school, college, SC, DC, News, philanthropy and  mamas-to-be coming together to help me celebrate my first step into motherhood. Thank you everyone from me and baby “A”. Read more about the shower at where Leigh Macdonald wrote a very kind recap of the party.

A glance at some gifts…



Oh Snap! Sorority Girls Go WILDFIRE

Like the rose in the summertime a simple email invite to brunch blossomed into a beautiful thing: An AOII reunion. It’s been (cough cough) years since I graduated from George Mason and said farewell to some of my best friends from some of the best years of my life.

How nice it was to see the baby pandas (now with real babies of their own-or on the way) again. What better way to re-light the loyal spark than at WILDFIRE.

The gathering at Tysons Galleria restaurant was perfect for us A-O-Piggies. On the Club Brunch menu… eggs benedict, baked maple french toast, applewood smoked bacon, potatoes and fresh fruit! Executive Chef and frequent 9NEWS guest Steven Lukis got ‘major snaps’ from the sisters. Shout out to my dad (a former IIOA- our sorority’s sweetheart) for playing photographer for all of us again!

Big Order: The New Class

Sweet treat: Thanks Vi for making personalized panda chocolates

Gavel Girls: Former Presidents Eve, Angie, Jennifer, Molley & Erin

New on the menu: Chef Lukis Scramble

Bridges? Sarah, Jo-Elsa, Jenny, Crystal & Avisha

The Party Bus: Erin, Jen, Megan, Teresa, Katy & Mary

More pix and slideshow

Vegetarian: Egg white omelet was specially made for one sister 

Wildfire’s Best!

Greatest Dad

Tickle me pink, please.

Andrea Roane, Angie Goff, Katherine KennedyWUSA9 is a huge fan of breast cancer awareness and prevention. I recently told the personal story of learning breast cancer can strike at any age. Pink Jams is a community leader that’s using the power of music to spread an extremely important message to young people alike. I would be tickled pink to have you join me for Pink Fashion Rocks Wed, February 24th. It will be an unforgettable show including the latest designs by one of OMG’s favorite fashionistas, Betsey Johnson. Good pals Ginuwine, 9’s Anita Brikman, Miss DC 2008 Kate Marie Grinold, KstreetKate’s Kate Michael will be there!
With heart,

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