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2010 Rhinestone Cowboy Extravaganza

2010/10/01 23:00 Celebrity Dinners, Extravaganzas, Parties

Hootin’ and Hollerin’ at the Rhinestone Cowboy Extravaganza!

YEE-HAW! Wow…what a great event! People were bronco-busting; hootin’ and hollerin’ on the dance floor; and gamblin’ for a chance at a great meal in Tokyo at the October 1st Tyler Foundation annual fundraising extravaganza at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. This year, the theme was “Rhinestone Cowboy.” The event attracted 369 guests and was the most successful to date in raising funds to support children with cancer in Japan and their families. At this dazzling benefit gala dinner and party, guests dressed in their finest denim and diamonds and joined us for an exciting western-style evening of elegance, fun, fantastic food, dancing, games, live and silent auctions, and more!

Proceeds from Rhinestone Cowboy Extravaganza will support the Tyler Foundation’s Shine On! Beads of Courage Program. The Tyler Foundation is the sole representative of Beads of Courage from the United States and provides the program, free, to hospitals, pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Photos by Kerry Raftis of KeyShots.com and SAI

Guest Comments

“It was a great evening. It’s so inspiring to see so many members of the community come out to support such a worthwhile cause. The Tyler Foundation does an incredible job of drawing you in and making you feel like you can help make a difference. Plus, it was lots of fun!” ~ Elizabeth Parker

“The Tyler Foundation did it again! The Rhinestone Cowboy Gala was a rootin’ tootin’ fun night full of dazzling prizes, fantastic entertainment and most importantly, a heartfelt update by Kim Forsythe Ferris on all the amazing work the Tyler Foundation continues to accomplish to improve the quality of life for Japanese children battling cancer and the organization’s goals for impacting even more lives in the future. Thanks to the Tyler Foundation for an inspirational evening!” ~ Katherine Killen Hall

“The Rhinestone Cowboy event was the best fundraiser i have ever attended because I could feel the passion exuding from the founders, the employers, and the volunteers. All these people were “Being the change they want to see in the world, ” just like Ghandhi said we should.” ~ Teresa Marohn

“There is a saying that I learned as a child, “You always leave a place better than you found it”… and the Tyler Foundation is exemplifying this saying, without a doubt. Everyone in attendance of the Rhinestone Cowboy Event could feel this energy. The event was a perfect blend of a fun evening, great entertainment (something for everyone) and a beautiful cause to support. A tip of the cowboy hat to all those involved to create the evening.” ~ Michal Small

“The event was amazing for a first-time attendee! Well-organized, great entertainment plus Kim and Mark are incredibly talented “hosts” and Mark is an awesome auctioneer. Having Bailey, the therapy dog at the event and on stage was great; for it personalizes the work of this highly effective charity.” ~ Mary Saphin

“Simply, one of the best events we have ever attended in Tokyo! The Tyler Foundation is making such a difference for so many children and their families here in Japan.” ~ Mike and Cora Neilon

Raffle Winners

The Grand Raffle was our biggest ever! The top four winners were:

The Grand Prize : A massive Diamond ring by DIAVANTE. Entry Number: 486 Abbie C.
Second Prize : CANYONS – Great adventure for all the Family. Entry Number: 1122 Theresa L.
Third and Fourth Prize : Folli Follie Watch – Men’s. Entry Number: 254 Taff D.
Third and Fourth Prize : Folli Follie Watch – Woman’s. Entry Number: 1795 Mary O.

Thank you very much to all who gave their support!