Last Friday, over 400 guests gathered at our headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana to support the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer and their annual fall event — Tickled Pink, a Gathering of Girlfriends. This is a must each year for supporters, community members and Vera Bradley associates to come together in support of a meaningful cause. Hundreds of pink-clad guests flooded our home office and were greeted with a silent auction, photo booth, delicious appetizers and even a life-sized disc drop game!
Supporters spent the evening mingling over a variety of activities including a DIY bath salt station, rosé tasting and our giant Plinko-inspired game which was, of course, covered in our patterns. Guests could even win a secret gift by making a $20 donation to the Vera Bradley Foundation. Needless to say, everyone had a great time coming together for the ultimate ladies night out.
The highlight of the evening was when Lynda Houk, the Executive Director of the Vera Bradley Foundation presented a check for $2.2 million to the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine. These generous donations bring the total amount raised to $32.5 million!
Tickled Pink 2018 may be over, but we’re still fully committed to supporting the cause throughout National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Vera Bradley is matching every donation dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000 made online and in stores during the month of October. Learn more about how you can get involved with four ideas on how to show your support.