Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus Serves Up A Tasty Dish September 23, 2017

Every once and a while, an event comes around that really creates a buzz and captivates the community of Portland.   Well friends, that event is right around the corner!   The Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus 2017 Century of Style Celebration will be held at the Nines on Saturday, September 23 from 6 to 10 p.m.

This event, which is wrapping up our season of Serving Up Style, a three-course meal of events to support lupus awareness and research, will be celebrating the century-old historic Meier & Frank building AND 10 years of Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus!  

Formally held at the Expo Center in years prior, The Serving Up Style “2017 Century of Style Celebration” will be showcasing some of Portland’s spiciest designers as they take on the design challenge of  “A Century of Style” by transforming windows into dining rooms reflecting different eras at the historic Meier & Frank building.  JJ De Sousa, from Digs Inside and Out, will be focusing on the grunge era of the 1990’s with its unpolished metals, raw woods and industrial elements.  David Brady from Studio Butch will be taking inspiration from the 1980’s, particularly the Memphis design movement – utilizing bright pops of color and geometric shapes.   Justin M. Riordan from Spade and Archer Design Agency, will be spotlighting the 1970’s and the shift in family dynamics due to everything from television to TV dinners.  Christopher David from Christopher David Home, will be drawing ideas from the iconic and well loved shapes, patterns, and colors of the post-World War II era.   Lora Cobrun from Pental Surfaces, will be highlighting the 1920’s with its prohibition, deco decor and speakeasies.  And Molly’s Funds’ very own Jamie Buckiewicz, is back to design a window for the 6th year, by spotlighting the 1910’s – with its grand ships, faster moving modes of transportation and communication.  

After the windows are revealed, viewers are encouraged to walk around and take them in, then head up to celebrate at the Nine’s!  Don’t forget to come dressed in your favorite decade as we continue the ‘Century of Style’ Celebration upstairs!

The night will feature Oregon Music Hall of Famer and National Billboard Charting saxophonist, Patrick Lamb, serenading the night away, as party-goers enjoy delightful libations, tasty bites, an eye-popping silent auction, amazing raffle prizes and dancing!   

Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus is proud to be celebrating its tenth year of raising lupus awareness and are excited to continue our mission and vision for earlier life-saving diagnosis, advocacy and support for those in the lupus community.    

This will be an amazing night of fun, facts and fundraising, so don’t miss out!  Your participation and donations help better the lives of those living with lupus!  

Register here!

Article by : Kelli Roseta

Kelli Roseta is the Client Services Coordinator for Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus and facilitates the patient and caregiver support groups. She is also a 25-year lupus survivor. Connect with Kelli at [email protected].