Family friend and friend to the blog, Staci Rutherford of the Handbag Report just launched Joanie Totes for TTP Awareness in honor of her mother who passed away from the disease last year. TTP, or Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, is a disease that is strange and unknown. I myself didn’t know much about it until last year when her mother got ill. The fact that not much is known about this devastating disease is very scary.
Last night I was lucky to attend the Women in Philanthropy’s Power of the Purse silent and live auction fundraiser. I want to thank Staci Rutherford from the Handbag Report for inviting me to the event. It was set atop one of the highest buildings in Columbia at the Capitol City Club. As the ladies dined on hors d’œuvres and looked out onto a scenic view of the city, purses lined the room.