Ladies Luncheon in honor of Ashley Trenner…

Last week I shared with you that I was hosting a luncheon in my back yard garden for 50 ladies in honor of my friend Ashley.  Not only to gather a group of ladies in one place to discuss our risk of melanoma and skin cancer but to raise money for AIMAIM is a non-profit organization, committed to Melanoma research, education, awareness and legislation. 

Its been a busy week getting the trampoline torn down, tents and rental table chairs and linens picked up and brought here.  Auction items documented and wrapped. The event turned out beautifully because of the people that helped make the day run smoothly honoring Ashley.

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We had a guest speaker, Dr. Strother, who is a Board Certified Dermatologist in Kirkland Washington that has been practicing in the Seattle area since 2001. He is very familiar with Ashley’s plight because he was also her dermatologist. Dr. Strother shared a lot of fabulous information to all of us who attended. We also had a surprise guest speaker that I met just the day before and shared her melanoma journey with us. Jo Malone set up a table to give hand and arm massages for the guests. Tressa’s Bakery out of Duvall Washington catered the event. It truly turned out more lovely than expected…The silent auction, live auction and raffle raised a little under $8,500.00 We were told yesterday that each and every penny that is donated in Ashley’s honor will be donated to the International Tissue Bank. Click here for more information.

If you would also like to donate and honor Ashleyclick here to donate!

Hope to see you at this weeks Cottage Garden Party!  Link is on my side bar!  Please click here to sign the petition (link below) to ban minors from using tanning beds! To see where else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie

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Stacy said…
It is really beautiful and it's wonderful you were able to raise a lot of money in honor of your friend and an important cause.
Bernideen said…
What a beautiful tribute and I am sure she was watching from above in perfect peace and joy.
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Sandi said…
You put an amazing event together in honor of your friend! I am sure she was smiling from above. Beautiful!!
Marijke said…
Tracy what a wonderful party you have given in memory of your friend. What I still don't understand is the fact that despite of the warnings overhere (Holland) people come back from the beach with badly sunburn on there skins and use to visit the sunstudio's so often.
Have a wonderful day Tracy, you did a great job.
What a beautiful event, in honor of a beautiful person, hosted by her beautiful friend. Thank you for helping to spread the word, help raise awareness and raise money.
~Angie @ Knick of Time
HeatherF1 said…
What a beautiful job you did, and what a wonderful way to celebrate her life and promote awareness!
Japolina said…
What a lovely event. I'm sure she was smiling down on you all!
Unknown said…
oh how wonderful and SO beautiful! loved the "hello kitty" touches...and pink all over the place! Ashley was smiling down with pure delight i'm sure! you honor her memory and your friendship by continuing to raise awareness about the disease that took a beautiful person way too soon. i;m proud of you!! ;)
A beautiful luncheon in memory of your friend! So glad it turned out so well!
What a wonderful tribute and cause, and so beautifully set out. :)
farmhouse-story said…
how sweet this all looks, tracy! your friend would be so proud of you!
that a wonderful post....Your friend Ashley looked so young in those wonderful of you to host an auction in her honor!!!
bj said… beautiful is this. My goodness...the decorations...the food...the's just beautiful.
Over from Mrs. Olson
Your garden party looks like it was a beautiful event and a nice way to raise awareness and honor your friend.
deb said…
Such a gorgeous event for such a wonderful cause! I'm sure she is looking down and smiling!
Junkchiccottage said…
This is truly a wonderful event you held in honor of your dear friend. I am sure she was smiling down on you. Love all the decor and how pretty the luncheon tables looked. What a beautiful angel you are to do this in memory of your friend. You are my hero.
Anonymous said…
What a beautiful celebration! You are an amazing friend! Ashley would be so proud of you! :D
It is just stunning how beautiful it all turned out and the money you raised and the information that was garnered from the guest speaker!
You done good kid :D
Big Hugs,
Beth P
Cynthia said…
What a wonderful event to honor your beautiful friend. She was a very special person, and has given a great gift to the world by sharing her story.
Art and Sand said…
Your event was a wonderful tribute to Ashley and the awareness of melanoma is necessary. My husband has had to scares with melanoma, but our speed in noticing something unusual made all the difference. The second time we were so quick that he only needed local anesthesia for the surgery. If your event helps just one person it was worth it.

I am so sorry you lost such a special friend.
Jessica Dotta said…
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Jessica Dotta said…
I didn't know Ashley, but I have no doubt she would have been very moved!
What a lovely party and what a beautiful tribute to Ashley. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.
Tracie, I can not think of a better place to honor your dear friend than in your beautiful garden. The food looks delicious. What a great cause to promote! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Pamela said…
What a beautiful setting and such wonderful sentiment! Brought tears to my eyes. Thanx for sharing at THT.
Unknown said…
OMG!! Such an amazing luncheon. Superb arrangements are done. Loved everything especially the dessert table. It is beautifully covered with delicious yummy desserts. Last week I went to my sister’s lunch party at one of Seattle venues and found out it to be the best party I ever attended. She managed everything so smoothly. Really enjoyed the day.

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