Bubbles and Bags Handbag Auction raises more than $11,000

Bubbles and Bags Handbag Auction raises more than $11,000

More than one hundred women came out on a dank and drizzly Monday night to support Go Red for Women. The event raised more than $11,000 in support of women’s heart and brain health.

The sold-out “Bubbles and Bags” handbag auction was held at Mare Rooftop Restaurant on November 5th perched high to give sparkly views of Providence, even in the rain.

“The “Bubbles and Bags” event proved to be a great kickoff to this year’s Go Red for Women campaign here in southern New England,” said Melissa Cummings, the Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island. She’s also on the Southern New England American Heart Association’s executive leadership team for Go Red for Women.

“We heard lots of great feedback about the new venue, the selection of bags and the connections all of our more than 100 guests made,” said Cummings. She and Carolyn Belisle, the Managing Director for Community Relations for Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island, helped to organize the event and were Handbag Auction Co-Chairs. “Carolyn and I were honored to chair this event and thrilled with reaching a new goal level for the campaign.”

A special thanks to Melissa Cummings and Carolyn Belisle for being relentless forces behind the event’s success.

The Go Red For Women Handbag Auction helps to support the fight against heart disease and stroke.

“Bubbles, Bags, and Big Returns!” said Lisa Abbott, the 2018 Chair for the Go Red for Women.  She is also the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Community Affairs Lifespan Corporation.

“I am thrilled that so many supporters came out to generously contribute to this event, and to energize the movement toward women’s wellbeing,” Abbott said. “I look forward to all the events leading up to the luncheon on February 14th!”

The festive event gave women a chance to support women’s heart and brain health while bidding on beautiful handbags. It also provided a networking opportunity and the chance to socialize and catch up with friends while enjoying delicious food.

Tickets are available for the 2019 Southern New England Go Red for Women Luncheon. It’s taking place on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.

Please visit snegoredluncheon.heart.org for tickets and information. Or you can contact Go Red for Women Director Michelle Clark at [email protected] or call her at 401-228-2322.


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