Life Is Pink

Event: Life Is Pink

Where: Bella Bistro 7702, Ralston Road Arvada CO 80002 303-358-7253

When: Tuesday June 28 2011

Time: 5:30 PM to 10:00PM

Special Guests:

 Marilena Barbera As a little girl, I dreamt of a diplomatic career, but after I got my College degree in International Law in Florence and a Master degree in Tax and Financial Planning in Verona, my motivations to come back to my roots grew so strong that I decided to plan my future life in Sicily.Since then, I am sales and marketing manager of Cantine Barbera, with a main focus on foreign markets: driving the sales force with enthusiasm and deep passion, keeping personal relations with key customers, importers and distributors in 14 countries around the world. At the winery, I closely follow the harvest and the winemaking, along with the precious direction and collaboration of our oenologist Gianfranco Cordero .That is probably why the wines of Cantine Barbera have a woman’s temperament!

Pat Miller

The Gabby Gourmet Show, hosted by Pat Miller, airs in the Denver market on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pat has been hosting the show for more than 31 years. Not only does she bring her culinary expertise and a loyal audience to radio, she has a feature television spot on 7 NEWS at 11a.m every Wednesday;  she also writes feature articles for various publications including Colorado Expressions’ food magazine, MANGIA, COLORADO VIEW,  and restaurant reviews for OUTFRONT,  as well as her extremely entertaining and informational animated website at In addition to being an accomplished cookbook author, Pat writes and publishes The Gabby Gourmet Restaurant Guide, a guide to dining in the greater Denver Metroplex. This 25th Guide brings a special anniversary edition of the book and is on sale now. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the national Share Our Strength Gabby Gourmet Food

Price: $75 Please make reservations. You may pay $35 to Bella Bistro and write a check to Children’s Hospital for $40 This includes your food and drink for the evening.

Raising Money: You put three very strong, passionate, driven women together and what do you get? Women who want to have a big party invite their friends and make a difference. That’s what Shelly, Marilena & Gabby intend to do. There are going to be so many ways to donate money for children with cancer, you will have a tough time deciding between them all. Gabby will be signing her books for you and the money will be donated back. More then half your ticket sales will be donated back. Bella has decided to take the concept of the popular advertising campaigns of buying a gift card at half off. Here is a new twist..for every $50 gift card $25 goes to the children. Every $100 gift card $50 will then go to the children.

Live Auction: Marilena & Shelly will auction off a chance to spend a week with them in Sicily this September… wine, food, cooking. The two will also be auctioning off the opportunity for you to host your own Pink Party. Your friends, your home, Cantine Barbera wine & Shelly will be your private chef.

About The Children’s Hospital

The Children’s Hospital has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, The Children’s Hospital is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well-being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, The Children’s Hospital is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, The Children’s Hospital network includes its main campus on the Anschutz Medical Campus, 15 Network of Care locations and more than 400 outreach clinics.