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The fifth annual Bubbles & Bling benefit for Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta had a lively “Prom Through the Decades” theme.

When attendees arrived at the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead for the event, they were presented with a complimentary corsage or boutonniere. The throwback theme continued with photos in front of an elaborate balloon display and dancing as deejay Mami Chula spun hits from throughout the years. Guests also bid on a variety of items in the live and silent auctions, from purses to pink designer chairs. As has become a tradition at this unique cocktail party, which Komen calls its “un-gala,” local fashion designer Caroline Ruder created a spectacular ball gown out of Sparkle paper towels. In all, the event not only raised people’s spirits and awareness, it also raised $250,000 for breast cancer screenings and other Komen initiatives.

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Photos: Simon Salt

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