Friday, February 6, 2009

The 9th annual Guys and Dolls

Posted By on Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 8:15 AM

If you're wondering why there are a lot of single men and women dressed up roaming the streets of Uptown today, here's your answer:

Charlotte's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes will be scouring the streets of Uptown with a home base at Trade and Tryon on Friday, February 6 from 11AM to 1PM dressed to the nines.  Why?  For the ninth year running, 30 of the Queen City's young men and women will participate in the Guys and Dolls Auction benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) and these men and women want you to know all about it! This year's event will be Saturday, February 21 at the Hilton Charlotte Center City.


"The hard work our bachelors and bachelorettes put into this event really pays off," said Sabrina Watt, director of events for CFF. "Last year's event raised more than $140,000, and this year we hope to exceed that amount. About 90 cents of every dollar raised supports research, education and care programs of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. And on top of the funds we raise, everyone has a really fun time at the event!"


The 30 auction participants design date packages to attract high bids. Date packages include romantic dinners, sporting events, shopping sprees and even tropical vacations. In addition to the live auction, a silent auction features fabulous trips, dinners, products and more.


Single tickets to the event cost $90 in advance; a reserved table for 10 is $1000 in advance. Visit to see photos and bios of the bachelors and bachelorettes or call (704) 321-7852 for more information.


Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. A defective gene causes the body to produce abnormally thick, sticky mucus. This abnormal mucus leads to chronic and life-threatening lung infections and impairs digestion. Currently, there is no cure.


CFF has consistently been recognized as one of the top voluntary health organizations in the United States for efficiently using its money raised to invest in research/medical programs. According to SmartMoney, the magazine of The Wall Street Journal, CFF is a charity that "won't waste your money."


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