I always love finding fun events happening in Pittsburgh to give my life a little variety, because otherwise I tend to find myself going back to my same favorite places over and over. So when I saw a post about Women Who Rock on Instagram, I was really excited – it looked like it would be a really great night, and it was raising money for Magee-Womens Research Institute and breast cancer research.
You know that one of my good friends, Katie, was diagnosed with breast cancer – she wrote about her experiences with breast cancer in a series on this blog (you can find the posts here, here, here, here, and here). I’m always happy to donate what I can to charitable causes, but having a personal connection to a cause always makes it seem a bit more meaningful.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but it turned out to be such an amazing night. The event was held at the Hard Rock Cafe in Station Square, and I started the night by walking the “pink carpet” that they had set up outside – I’ll never pass up a photo opp! They had some incredible female musicians performing, and a really fun “beauty bar” room where I was able to get a quick styling from Drybar (you know you have a blowout addiction when the store manager recognizes you…) and a make-up touch up from Sephora.
The best part of the night, in my opinion, was how enthusiastic everyone was about supporting the research done by Magee, and supporting the other women attendees and performer It was really such a great experience!