In The Pink TCI 2022 Breaks Fundraising Record
November 30, 2022
Saturday, November 19, 2022, will go down in history as an EPIC success for the twelfth annual In The Pink at The Palms, raising funds for TCI’s National Cancer Society. Over a thousand people celebrated at The Palms to support this wonderful and inspiring event – and over $85,000 raised for this amazing cause, breaking the previous record in 2019 of $75,000. The best part of all was the community coming together to love and support each other as a whole and especially those whose lives are impacted by cancer.
This years “Alice in Wonderland” theme made the event even more magical! Alice herself was there, and the Queen of Hearts held court throughout the courtyard, while the Mad Hatter showed off some mad dance skills as guests followed the playful White Rabbit down into a fun and colorful rabbit hole.
The annual gala hosts a mega-shopping frenzy where The Palms transforms rooms and suites into a shopper’s dream come true offering incredible deals on new and gently used designer clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories as well as jewelry and other fabulous offerings. Many of the rooms offered signature cocktails and champagne as well as delicious gourmet treats. The entire resort was buzzing with excitement and laughter as guests wandered from room to room to see all the wonderful sales and grab the best deals early. There were also dozens of very generous silent auction items and Pink’s long-time sponsor, and generous partner Jai’s Jewelers featured an incredible raffle prize, a dazzling diamond necklace which raised $15,200 all being donated to the National Cancer Society.
The sale has become so popular that this year, 150 VIP tickets were sold for $75 each giving exclusive pre-access to the sale for the first hour. The event organizers received an abundance of donations to sell and bringing the special event back after a two-year hiatus made the whole evening even more special. The organizers, volunteers worked very hard to make this the best event yet – and they succeeded!
After the shopping, crowds transitioned into the courtyard which was magically transformed into a stunning and lavish Alice in Wonderland setting. Prime DJ was crushing the entertainment vibe; the dance floor was at full capacity and the courtyard was lit.
The charming volunteer “celebrity” bartenders kept the cocktails flowing all evening as the guests mingled, partied, laughed, and took endless Instagram selfies using #inthepinktci.
The rest of the courtyard featured imaginative scenes from Alice in Wonderland, a sip and paint area and plenty of room to lounge and socialize.
The ballroom was the venue of the sold-out popular Pink Poker Tournament sponsored by Casablanca Casino and the observation deck overlooking the Pink festivities.
Just a few steps away, the back garden courtyard featured a wide variety of delicious gourmet cuisine to tantalize every palate. And new this year was the Christmas Village with stunningly decorated Christmas trees with each ornament available for sale – perfect to deck out anyone’s halls!
All in all, the gala easily held up its reputation as the biggest and best event in the TCI. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year! It’s not a should – it’s an absolute MUST!