Special events are the heart of our fundraising activities. Join us to experience the fun, camaraderie and fundraising that sustains us throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

Kelley for Ellie 2015June 8: Kelley for Ellie, The Fairmont Copley Plaza
Former WCVB-TV Channel 5 News Anchor Susan Wornick created Kelley for Ellie 9 years ago to honor colleague Kelley Tuthill’s courageous fight against breast cancer and to support the Ellie Fund’s mission. Sponsored by WCVB, the event features fabulous wines and gourmet hors d’oeuvres, an exciting live auction and fashion show introducing the new summer looks from Neiman Marcus Boston modeled by the newswomen of WCVB with hair styling and makeup by Charles David Salons & SpasClick here for details.


A Look Back at Past Events

Runners together

2015 Boston Marathon
The 119th Boston Marathon is over and we are proud to share that all members of Team Ellie Fund successfully crossed the finish line! Not only did Chris Doney, Penny Fireman and Jeff Harrelson complete 26.2 miles in cold rain and wind but they did so having raised $35,564 for the Ellie Fund! The race might be finished but there is still time to support our team. Please join us in congratulating Team Ellie Fund by
contributing today.

2015 galaFebruary 22: 19th Annual Red Carpet Gala
Thank you to everyone who joined us for an evening celebrating film, food and fashion! We were proud to honor WCVB-TV Channel 5 President and General Manager Bill Fine, his fabulous team and supporter Heather Shanahan for their unwavering commitment to the Ellie Fund. The event also recognized Jessica and Scott Leip who bravely shared an intimate account of their fight against breast cancer. Watch Jessica’s story here

We are excited to share the evening’s photographs. For photos by IggyPhoto, please click here. For photos by 439 Photography, please click here. For POSE green screen photos, please click here

Missed out on this year’s event? Email hillary@elliefund.org to be added to the mailing list for our 2016 Gala.

Sisters in song squareOctober 3-5: A Beautiful Pair 3
Sisters in Song are back with “A Beautiful Pair 3″ to benefit the Ellie Fund. The weekend featured performances in Medford, Danvers and Lynn and raised nearly $7,000 for the Ellie Fund!

spring scene postApril 10, 2014: Spring Scene Fashion Show
Nearly 300 guests joined us to welcome spring and its fashion trends at this year’s Spring Scene Fashion Show. Thanks to Presenting Sponsor The Slater Foundation and Fashion Sponsor Tobey Grey the event raised close to $35,000. We invite you to check out pictures from the event. For pictures by Iggy Photo, please click here. For pictures by BigBear Photography, please click here.

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March 2, 2014: 18th Annual Red Carpet Gala
Thanks to the generous support of Subaru New England, all of our event sponsors and donors, and our guests, the event raised $215,000 and counting! We are excited to share with you the fabulous party pics! For pictures by Dina K. Photography, please click here. For pictures by IggyPhoto, please click here. For the event video created by I DO Cinematography, click here

Bombshells pictureJuly 17, 2013: Bombshells Against Breast Cancer, MJ O’Connor’s Waterfront
Thank you to all of those that joined the bombshells of Boston media to raise money and awareness for the Ellie Fund! Together, we raised nearly $2,000! BIG thanks to MJ O’Connor’s Waterfront, Boston Event Solutions, Girls Pint Out, Traveler Beer Company and our fabulous bombshells: Danielle Murr, Kennedy Elsey, Mary Paoletti, Sue Brady, Ashlee Feldman, Naoko Funayama, Jen Royle, Hilary Milnes and Jenny Johnson!  Click HERE for event photos. 

Susan and Julian for websiteJune 5, 2013: 7th Annual Kelley for Ellie Fashion Show
Big thanks to Susan Wornick, Kelley Tuthill, our generous sponsors and donors, fabulous guests and of course Julian Edelman for making this our most successful Kelley for Ellie event to date! Together, we raised over $100,000 to provide critical support services to local women and families. Make sure to check out the great party pictures and video using the links below.
POSE Runway Photos
 * Michael Blanchard Photography * I Do Cinematography Video  * Dina K. Photography


pink golf

May 3: Real Golfers Wear Pink, Easton Country Club
The first annual “Real Golfers Wear Pink” Tournament was a fabulous success raising over $30,000! BIG thanks to all of the generous donors and participants.


rcg pic for events siteFebruary 24: 17th Annual Red Carpet Gala. The weather couldn’t stop us! Thank you to all of our amazing guests, sponsors and donors for helping to make our 17th Red Carpet Gala a fabulous success. Special thanks to those who participated in our Fund a Family Campaign. To see how many families this campaign has helped and to share your generous efforts with friends, click here


December 15: Miss Santa Holiday 5k Run & Walk:Thank you to the RACE Team, all of the runners, walkers and volunteers who joined us for a beautiful 5k race along the Esplanade, Boston. Because of your hard work and generous support, we raised over $6,000 to help local families fight breast cancer! To view pictures, visit the Ellie Fund on Facebook here.


November 8: 6th Annual Circle Furniture Pink Party: BIG thanks to our special guests Sue Brady, Fast Freddy, Joyce Kulhawik, Erica McDermott & Melissa McMeekin for making this event such a fun and fabulous success! Special thanks to Bloomingdale’s, Lyn Evan Potpourri Designs, National Jean Company and Sabella Couture for making them look their very best!

Because of the generous support of Circle Furniture, Magnolia Meals at Home, RCN and all of our donors and guests, the event raised nearly $10,000 to help local families fight breast cancer! Click here to enjoy the amazing party pictures by Dina K. Photography.

October 26, 2012: Halloween for Hope Presented by The Slater Foundation
Over 200 people celebrated Halloween with the Ellie Fund at The Living Room Boston. Because of their generous support and our partnership with The Slater Foundation, we had our most successful Halloween for Hope event to date. We are thrilled to share that we raised over $12,000 to benefit the Ellie Fund. Make sure to check out the great party pictures here and on Facebook!

October 14: Superheroes Party hosted by Linden Square
The rain was no match for our superheroes! We were thrilled to have so many join us for an action-packed afternoon of fun with Batman & Spiderman from Characters, the Massachusetts State Police, the Wellesley Police and the Wellesley Fire Department. Check out pictures by Dina K Photography from the event HERE.

October : Pinktober at the Hard Rock Cafe, Boston
The Ellie Fund was thrilled to partner with Hard Rock Cafe for this year’s Pinktober events. Thanks to their generous support and the support of the participating artists, we raised over $3,000!


 September 23, 2012: Princess Party. Thank you to all the beautiful princesses who joined us for this special event! Big thanks to Linden Square, Princess Visits, Catching Joy, Colores Kids, Friends of Broadway, Roche Bros. and Qdoba for helping to make the event a great success! Please check back for pictures!


September 15, 2012: Breast Dressed.  Rosanne Bush of Designer Consignor hosted a phenomenal shopping event in honor of Ellie Fund Board Member Tara Griffith that raised over $2,000 to help local families fight breast cancer. Click here to read the great article featured in the Hingham Journal.


September 13, 2012: Evening of Shopping at National Jean Company. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a fantastic night of fashion and fundraising hosted by Sue Brady of Mix 104.1 and  Steve Simon of  National Jean Company with amazing desserts from Five Bites Cupcakes and delicious cocktails from Double Cross Vodka.

August 14, 2012: Real Men Wear Pink. Competing in the Sharon Sprint Triathlon for the third year, Scott Clifford and his great group of friends honored us by raising nearly $15,000 to help local families fight breast cancer. For more information, click HERE.


August 8, 2012: Wine Tasting- HUGE thanks to our amazing hosts from Local Vines and Gourmet Wine Shop of Cohasset and to 90+ Cellars for sharing their delicious wines!


Annual events
We host the only Academy Awards party in Massachusetts officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, an honor we've earned for the past eleven years. For information about this years celebration, click here
We host a Young Professionals Party in Boston each year featuring great music, hors doeuvres, drinks, and door prizes.

Kelley for Ellie - We are honored to partner with WCVB-TV5 and the Boston Harbor Hotel on our annual Kelley for Ellie fashion show where all the models are Channel 5 Newswomen and the program is inspiring, entertaining and fun!  Special guests help make the party memorable each year.

Princesses & Superheroes - Princesses and Superheroes ages 3-8 are invited to our annual party at Linden Square in Wellesley for a delightful afternoon of singing, dancing, fun snacks, craft activities and more.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are pleased to participate in numerous events hosted by Ellie Fund sponsors, friends and family members. Over the years, we have been honored to partner with Women in Comedy, The MOMOlogues: Pink Ribbon Overdose, the Bosom Buddies Benefit Bash, Panera Bread's Pink Ribbon Bagels, Halloween for Hope and many others.
If you or your company would like to work with the Ellie Fund on an event or campaign in honor of national breast cancer awareness month, please contact us.