Night of the MonarchThe flutter of a butterfly’s wings can cause quite a stir! Here at Sabre, we are working with Ovations for the Cure to host a majestic fundraising event, Night of the Monarch. Founded by the late Patty Franchi Flaherty in 2005, Ovations for the Cure is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the research, patient treatment and awareness of ovarian cancer. Patty, who lost her mother to the disease over 30 years ago, was diagnosed herself in 1999 and spent five years in remission before being diagnosed a second time in 2005. Determined to be victorious—not just for herself, but for others as well—Patty and 10 intrepid girlfriends embarked on a mission to “save other women from the devastation of ovarian cancer,” and Ovations for the Cure was born.

What began four years ago with a premiere fundraising event, the Stuart Weitzman Fashion Show, has now blossomed into a spectacular twilight gala: Night of the Monarch, featuring the Stuart Weitzman Fashion Show with jewelry designs by A.M. DePrisco Wellesley. Sabre aids in the production of the flagship event by managing the design of the stage area, runway, signage, invitations, programs and show collateral. We also facilitate electronic advertising through the Ovations website and email and coordinate the administration of electronic ticket sales. The show helps raise money to support the organization’s mission; last year’s event helped push Ovations over the $1 million mark in monies directed for ovarian cancer!

The event will take place on September 26, 2009 at the Westin Boston Waterfront and will honor those who face ovarian cancer as well as those who have succumbed to the disease, including a special tribute to Patty Franchi Flaherty. September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Night of the Monarch will be THE local event to show your support to the cause. Reserve your tickets before the chance flies away!