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The Blush Up

| August 5, 2014 | Parties

It was a night to recognize seven gents who have been instrumental in Komen O.C.’s mission to end breast cancer when the nonprofit held its annual Pink Tie Ball. Known as the Pink Tie Guys, the honorees included Bank of America’s Regino Diaz, Breastlink Medical Group’s John Link and late Bluewater Grill Executive Chef Brian Hirsty—and they earned well-deserved cheers from the crowd of 400 blush-bedecked guests. It’s just one facet of the event, which every year is held at a different place (this time at Kia Motors America’s U.S. headquarters) and raises funding for local breast health programs and research. An opportunity drawing with a grand prize valued at $18,400 from Black, Starr & Frost was nabbed by Sun Kim, while the Ignite Your Promise pledges brought in $80,500. Live and silent auctions rounded out the night, and the grand total came in at nearly $400,000. We’re tickled pink. –Photos by Andy Art, OCC School of Photography and Margaret Soss


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