Giveaway time!

Since 1988, the Cancer Caring Center in Pittsburgh has been dedicated to helping people diagnosed with cancer, their families and friends, cope with the emotional impact of cancer.

I met the assistant director, Robin, at Kimberly Reed’s Race for the Cure fundraising event and Robin recently invited me to be her guest at Jeans, Jewels, and Jimmy B.

And you know that when I get invited somewhere, 9 times out of ten, two of you get to go, too.

This is one of those times.


  • Tickets are normally priced at $100 each, therefore, this prize is valued at $200. One winner will receive two tickets.
  • The event takes place at 7:00 p.m on Friday, June 25 at the Mt. Washington home at 207 Bailey Avenue. This is the Herforth/Karlovich home — a huge, gorgeous modern house of over 10,000 square feet. It has been the location of countless fundraisers over the recent years and I’m excited to see it in person.
  • Open bar and hors d’oeuvers by restaurants such as Bella Serra, Buca di Beppo, Olive or Twist and Sausalido.
  • Music by John McDonald and the Mango Men
  • Chinese and silent auctions

Best part … I GET TO WEAR JEANS! But I don’t own any “jewels.” And by “jewels,” I mean, “real jewels.” I’ll be going jewel-less and not caring a flip about it.

To enter, leave a comment and since the theme of the event is tropical in nature, tell me your favorite beach vacation spot.

Mine is of course, Cancun, Mexico, bebe!

Comment away. One comment per valid email address. You can comment until 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, June 8, at which time will select the winning number.

Good luck!


  1. Legallypgh(Kathy)
    June 8, 2010 9:34 am

    Daytona Beach Shores, Florida

  2. Tracy
    June 8, 2010 9:38 am

    Blue Lagoon Island in the Bahamas.

  3. SysCruncher
    June 8, 2010 9:38 am

    Anywhere in Hawaii

  4. JenEngland
    June 8, 2010 9:43 am

    I know its hard to believe, but I’m not a beach person. I have been to places with beaches that I loved, but it wasn’t the beach that was my favorite part. Coolest places w /beach I’ve been are easily Greece (Crete) and Cuba. One of my favorite places was Bar Harbor ME-a far cry from Cancun. Did enjoy the beaches in Cancun for sure, but I’m such a nerd I liked Tulum and Chichan Itza better.

  5. Mandy
    June 8, 2010 9:49 am

    The Florida Keys

  6. Mark
    June 8, 2010 9:58 am

    Not a beach person. The sun hates me and my pale skin, but eventhough it’s not tropical or amazing. I’ve always enjoyed Ocean City, MD. I don’t know why I’ve always had a good tiem there.

  7. Nicole
    June 8, 2010 10:03 am


  8. Natalie
    June 8, 2010 10:05 am

    chincoteague va…. none of the boardwalk nonesense… just the beach, the wild horses, and the beauty of it all…

  9. PGHG03
    June 8, 2010 10:05 am


  10. Nicole
    June 8, 2010 10:13 am

    Grand Cayman Island :)

  11. jennviolet
    June 8, 2010 10:21 am

    Ocean City Maryland
    Hopefully something more exotic/tropical one of these days…

  12. PSULovesKids
    June 8, 2010 10:25 am

    Sorrento, Italy!

  13. AmyR
    June 8, 2010 10:28 am


    And man, I am getting some good ideas for my next vacation!

  14. Sarah
    June 8, 2010 10:37 am

    Maui, Hawaii! Most amazing place in the world!

  15. Sarah
    June 8, 2010 10:39 am

    Stone Harbor…

  16. z
    June 8, 2010 10:40 am

    Canary Islands

  17. Julie
    June 8, 2010 10:48 am

    Playa Bonita, Dominican Republic

  18. unsatisfied
    June 8, 2010 10:52 am

    punta cana — it’s where I got engaged almost one year ago!

  19. cmitch
    June 8, 2010 10:56 am

    I would have to go with Aruba, but really any beach where I can get a drink delivered to me is alright with me!

  20. Maggie
    June 8, 2010 10:59 am

    Ambergris Caye, Belize!

  21. red pen mama
    June 8, 2010 11:18 am

    Well, it used to be Destin, FL. Which is on the Gulf Coast. Boo.

  22. beth
    June 8, 2010 11:20 am

    Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

  23. Stacey
    June 8, 2010 11:26 am

    Ah, Mykonos Greece!

  24. efw_west
    June 8, 2010 11:35 am


  25. Ed
    June 8, 2010 11:45 am

    It’s not tropical but it sure is warm….Vegas baby!

  26. George
    June 8, 2010 12:02 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful event to attend.

  27. burgher-licious
    June 8, 2010 12:18 pm

    Any beach with my husband and four girls……and lots of rum!

  28. Rob
    June 8, 2010 12:22 pm

    Does the point count? If so, I say the point

  29. Brad
    June 8, 2010 12:32 pm

    I’m still searching for my favorite beach spot. At the moment it’s San Juan, PR I guess. Looking to go somewhere in the next couple of months though. Suggestions are welcome!

  30. lovesthenorthside
    June 8, 2010 12:45 pm

    captiva, florida is my favorite now, but i’m always searching for a new favorite.

  31. Chris P
    June 8, 2010 12:48 pm

    Diving for sand dollars @ Clearwater Beach Florida

  32. Sarah
    June 8, 2010 12:49 pm

    Siesta Key, Fl

  33. Jordan
    June 8, 2010 1:02 pm

    Key West, FL!

  34. geeves
    June 8, 2010 1:12 pm

    Coronado, Panama – hands down some of the most beautiful beaches I have been to

  35. Jcubed03
    June 8, 2010 1:29 pm

    I love both of these spots:
    Puerto Morelos, Mexico
    Montego Bay, Jamaica

  36. Kristen
    June 8, 2010 1:52 pm

    Key West!

  37. Jen
    June 8, 2010 2:03 pm

    Grand Cayman

  38. Jini
    June 8, 2010 2:12 pm

    St Thomas , US Virgin Islands

  39. Cheryl P
    June 8, 2010 2:14 pm

    Pawleys Island :)

  40. Matt
    June 8, 2010 2:52 pm

    Barbados – on the beach in front of the Malibu Rum distillery. A rum and pineapple juice in both hands of course.

  41. Amanda
    June 8, 2010 2:54 pm

    Anyplace with sun, sand, and good food and drinks….

  42. Ang
    June 8, 2010 3:07 pm

    Jamaica…with a frozen drink in hand, toes in the sand and jamming to some Bob Marley.
    Ya Mon! No problem!

  43. Rob
    June 8, 2010 3:09 pm

    South side boat launch

  44. Janby
    June 8, 2010 3:57 pm

    Half Moon Bay California

  45. Ash
    June 8, 2010 4:06 pm


  46. Jill
    June 8, 2010 4:44 pm

    Cancun, Mexico also!!!

  47. Bob
    June 8, 2010 5:42 pm

    Hilton Head Island

  48. megrcam51
    June 8, 2010 5:46 pm

    Avon, NC in the Outer Banks Wish I was there now.

  49. Kate
    June 8, 2010 5:56 pm

    Miami…just because I haven’t made it to the Caribbean as of yet

  50. GoBobbo
    June 8, 2010 7:31 pm

    Erie, Pa.