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. Katy
    June 7, 2010 10:07 pm

    Can I say any beach is my favorite? I’ve to actually be on a real beach vacation. Such a deprived life I lead.

  2. Nancy White
    June 7, 2010 10:08 pm

    Gonna go with Rehoboth.

  3. Laura
    June 7, 2010 10:10 pm

    Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort, Moreton Island, Queensland, Australia. Got to feed dolphins at the shoreline, go whale watching and see humpback whales and go snorkling in the reefs off the coast of the island.

  4. summer78
    June 7, 2010 10:11 pm

    Got 2…OBX…been going there my whole life and adore it.

    Second…Hawaii. Lived there for a while and miss it every day!

  5. Padzman
    June 7, 2010 10:20 pm

    Hanauma Bay, Oahu

  6. Jayne
    June 7, 2010 10:22 pm

    Any beach as long as Jimmy Buffett is around!!!! Can’t wait till August!!

  7. Annie
    June 7, 2010 10:24 pm

    SoBe! Just not in July…tried that and thought I would melt.

  8. Karen
    June 7, 2010 10:30 pm


  9. Jen
    June 7, 2010 10:31 pm

    I’d love to go to Hawaii sometime, I just need more vacation days!

  10. Gail
    June 7, 2010 10:33 pm

    Grand Cayman!

  11. andrea
    June 7, 2010 10:34 pm

    Anna Maria Island, west of Bradenton, FL. Hope no one reads this and decides to go there. Its beauty is the quiet, it’s-still-the-’50s feel, which crowds would ruin.

  12. Slidetuba
    June 7, 2010 10:35 pm

    Outer Banks, NC and Manchester, ENG

  13. JeanC
    June 7, 2010 10:47 pm

    Big Beach in Maui = most beautiful beach
    East coast faves: Nag’s Head, Rehoboth, and Dewey

  14. Dina
    June 7, 2010 10:52 pm

    I’m going to have to say back home in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Even though it is freezing cold there no matter what time of year, it has the Goonies Rock (Haystack Rock) and It’s just my absolute favorite place to contemplate.

  15. Jessica
    June 7, 2010 11:08 pm


  16. Sheila
    June 7, 2010 11:11 pm

    St. Lucia!!

  17. Julie
    June 7, 2010 11:38 pm

    Surfside Beach, SC

  18. Dawn H
    June 7, 2010 11:45 pm

    I say, if I have to leave Pittsburgh to find a place where the sun actually shines daily, nothing is better than Ocho Rios Jamaica!!!!

  19. Amber
    June 7, 2010 11:49 pm

    “The Beach” at The Club (formerly Oxford Club) in Monroeville!!

  20. Leslie
    June 7, 2010 11:49 pm

    Ocean city, MD!

  21. JenniMarie
    June 8, 2010 12:26 am

    San Diego, CA or Key West, FL. It’s a tie! They are such different places.

  22. cityworker
    June 8, 2010 12:49 am


  23. Lisa J
    June 8, 2010 2:24 am

    Back in April my husband and I celebrated our anniversary in the Riviera Maya. Never sawanything like it in my life. Can’t wait to go back.

  24. Val
    June 8, 2010 4:52 am

    nice, france

  25. Ms Lee
    June 8, 2010 5:52 am

    Ocho Rios, Jamaica!

    June 8, 2010 7:08 am

    Well, since I now live in Sarasota, fl….My favorite vacation spot is Pittsburgh!! That’s where my sister are and all their kids are!

  27. Lauren C.
    June 8, 2010 7:16 am


  28. Chris
    June 8, 2010 7:36 am

    Anywhere with my favorite guy. It could be some campground or it could be the Ritz-Carlton!

  29. esh
    June 8, 2010 7:41 am

    Santa Cruz, CA

  30. Debbie
    June 8, 2010 7:41 am

    Topsail Island, North Carolina with the family!

  31. Wink
    June 8, 2010 7:49 am

    Panama City Beach, FL

    Great memories from when my now hubby and I went there when we were engaged!

  32. Elle C.
    June 8, 2010 7:58 am

    Anna Maria Island, Bungalow Beach Resort.

    We went there on our honeymoomn and it is amazing!!

  33. Moe the Dog
    June 8, 2010 8:23 am

    Baldhead Island, NC

  34. JAF
    June 8, 2010 8:30 am

    Paridose Island, Bahamas

  35. Jenn
    June 8, 2010 8:31 am

    Riviera Maya, Mexico. Last April. It was amazing!

  36. Lizzy
    June 8, 2010 8:35 am

    Ha the beach, I’ve been as far as Ocean City – LOL! I LOVE the beach though and cancun is in my future (Keeping fingers crossed)

  37. KarenW
    June 8, 2010 8:42 am

    There’s this one particular harbor
    Sheltered from the wind
    Where the children play on the shore each day
    And all are safe within

  38. Ben
    June 8, 2010 8:42 am


  39. aDerek
    June 8, 2010 8:43 am

    Grand Cayman

  40. Jill
    June 8, 2010 8:52 am

    Cape May, NJ

  41. Loopy
    June 8, 2010 9:00 am

    Rehoboth Beach, DE.

  42. Tracy
    June 8, 2010 9:04 am


  43. cics
    June 8, 2010 9:12 am

    It’s a tie between Cape May, NJ and Ocean City, MD.

  44. AWags
    June 8, 2010 9:13 am

    Jamaica, mon!

  45. C. S. Keys
    June 8, 2010 9:17 am

    Not so much for the beach, but Key West for the food, booze and relaxation!

  46. Bri
    June 8, 2010 9:20 am

    Chesapeake Bay!

  47. AmyLa
    June 8, 2010 9:20 am

    Coronado Beach in San Diego, CA

  48. Rob
    June 8, 2010 9:23 am

    Larnaca, Cyprus

  49. JudiB
    June 8, 2010 9:30 am

    Just about any beach in the Virgin Islands…or the Gulf pre-BP.