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Executive Director, Gia Coone
Western New York Chapter
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Williamsville, NY, 14221
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Handbag Happy Hour

Event Overview

2013 Handbag Happy HourHappy Hour
Presented By:


Friday, April 19 at 6pm

Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
6461 Transit Rd
Depew NY


Marla Coniglio

Sue O'Neil from Star 102.5
Rachel Elzufon from WKBW/Channel 7

The Handbag Happy Hour showcases premier designer, celebrity, distinctive and “previously loved” purses for live and silent auction. This unique, one-of-a-kind (in Buffalo) cocktail event will attract trendy divas throughout Western New York who hope to walk away with a fabulous designer purse or a celebrity “previously loved” handbag for only a fraction of the price. It is a fun and fashionable way to raise necessary funds to help those living with cystic fibrosis in our community.

Tickets $55 pre-sale ($65 at the door) and includes admission into the event, two complimentary cocktails, hors d' oeuvres, and the opportunity to bid on the handbag of your dreams.

For $100 be a CF Angel. This includes admission into the event, two complimentary cocktails, hors d' oeuvres and you will be recognized in the event program as a CF Angel.

Committee Members:
Laurie Albertsson
Kristen Beauchamp
Crista Botticello
Alison Burke
Hannah Burns
Sharon Castle
Angeloa Cirocco
Tammy Davis
Brittany Dworak
Holly Fewkes
Margot Glick
Liza Keenan
Niscah Koessler
Karina Lopez
Brianne Mellon
Brenda Palmer
Kim Pominville
Lynn Ramsey
Sharon Sangiacomo
Renee Sperrazza
Michele Sweet
Margy Toohey

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Because of risks to people with cystic fibrosis (CF), only one person with CF may be invited. Also, individuals who have ever had a confirmed positive sputum culture for Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) complex shall not attend any Foundation events/meetings. These requirements are because CF germs can be passed between individuals who have CF. Some germs in a person with CF can cause serious respiratory illness and, in some patients, may lead to death. CF germs are not a risk for otherwise healthy individuals.
Despite this policy, individuals with CF might choose to attend events or meetings without informing the CF Foundation or without the Foundation’s knowledge. If so, they do so at their own risk. The Foundation accepts no responsibility for any risk to health involved in attendance, or in any social contact between persons with CF. For more information, please visit

Important note on attendance for people with CF and their families:
The health and well-being of people with cystic fibrosis is our top priority. Medical evidence shows that certain bacteria can be passed between individuals who have CF and can lead to worse symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To limit the serious risk of cross-infection between people with CF, only one person with CF may be invited to attend the indoor portion of each CF Foundation-sponsored event.  For the outdoor portion of the event, people with CF should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other.

Please note: People with CF and their families should be aware that individuals with CF might choose to attend Foundation events or meetings without notifying event organizers. We strongly discourage this; however, we cannot guarantee that only one person with CF will be present at any indoor Foundation event. For more information, please call your local chapter.

To participate:
Sponsorship Opportunities


2013 Handbag Happy Hour Sponsor:

 Media Partners:  
star 102.5


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Diagnostic Imaging Associates


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Stovroff & Taylor Realtors

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