Raleigh Round Up 2010

Last Friday, Nov. 12, I had the honor of photographing the Raleigh Round Up for the fourth year. Check out the photos I took at last year’s round up!

This event takes place every year at the NC State Fairgrounds and raises money for the American Cancer Society. A group of fantastic Raleigh women, The Red Sword Guild, head up the event and spend a lot of time and energy putting it together every year. 

As one of Raleigh’s premier charity events, the Red Sword Guild gala has raised over $2.5 million over the past 13 years! This money goes to funding research to save lives, government advocacy, community education, and crucial programs that support cancer patients and their families. 

One of the best things to do at the Raleigh Round up is sample some of the fantastic foods graciously donated by Chefs for a Cure. 
This years chefs (below) included Jason Smith of 18 Seaboard, Corbett Monica of Bella Monica, Michael Casey of Cantina 18, Vivian Howard of Chef and the Farmer, Ian Sullivan of Coquette Brasserie, James Boyle of Duck and Dumpling, John White of Moe’s and The Flying Biscuit, John Powers of Fosters, Tony Fusco of Gravy, Scott Crawford of Herons, Steph Hensley of Margaux’s Restaurant, Mel Melton of Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse, Kevin Campbell of Porter’s City Tavern, Coleen Speaks of PoshNosh Catering, Ed Schrage of Pronto Pasta, Jim Anile of Revolution Restaurant, Daniel Schurr of Second Empire, Matt Scofield of Sitti, Dustin Pierce of Vivace, Linwood Parker of White Swan and Lucindy Willis of Yancyhouse Retaurant. 

Guests peruse the silent auction (above) and play in the casino (below)
One of my favorite things every year is seeing all the awesome cowboy boots!! (Below)

Live Auction with Ben Farrell (below) 
“SOLD” (below)

Betsy Davis of the American Cancer Society thanks Red Sword Guild Gala Chairs, Ashley White and Whitney Zinner (below)

Some great donated prizes were also raffled off! 
What I think is incredible about this event is that it really has it all! Silent auction, raffles, casino, live entertainment, live auction, even a mechanical bull!!! 

This years musical entertainment was provided by Yarn (above) and Party on the Moon (below)

While in Raleigh, I also did three sittings for Images For a Cure! I would love it if they found a cure for this nasty disease in my lifetime! Until then, I’ll do all I can to make sure we’re still researching! 
Kathleen Hofstadter - November 30, 2010 - 8:43 pm

Just a moment to say a big thank you to Sarah for donating her time and obvious talent to photograph the Raleigh Roundup for the past several years. It is so much fun to remember the event through the beautiful photographs that she provides – Yee Haw!

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