Donate to Connor House Bosom Buddies 2017!

It is now easier than ever to donate to Bosom Buddies! Simply click the link below which will take you to our service page at earlier.org. From there, click “Support Me,” then indicate your donation amount and type in your payment info. Proceeds benefit Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Detection Test!

Any donation, no matter how big or small, is greatly appreciated by the ladies of Connor House! Thank you for your support!

Click here to donate to Connor House Bosom Buddies 

The 2016 Bosom Buddies Gala raised $117,000 for Earlier.org

 

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Wow! We cannot thank our sponsors, family, and friends enough for all of the support we’ve received this past year. This year’s Bosom Buddies Gala was truly a huge success and will serve as an endless inspiration. We raised $117,000 for Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test!

At $40,000 each, this money will go towards funding almost THREE entire research grants to find an earlier, biological test for breast cancer detection! We are blown away. The night would not have been a success without the celebratory energy of everyone in the room, and we would especially like to thank Sherry Cadorette for sharing her story and for empowering us to find an earlier detection rather than relying on hope alone. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us and to everyone that was there in spirit!

Check Out Our Silent Auction Items!

We’re excited to announce four amazing baskets for this year’s Silent Auction, generously donated by the members of Connor House:

  • Take your inner Warrior to the next level with our Lululemon Basket, featuring Mat, Towel, headband, hat, and socks from your favorite active brand.
  • Fulfill your caffeine cravings with our Jim’s Organic Coffee basket, featuring five bags of fresh beans, French Press, Grinder and Travel mugs.
  • For the preppy man, check out our Country Club basket, featuring Whiskey, bowtie, sweatshirt, wallet AND a round of golf for four at Birkdale Golf Course.
  • Conquer the great outdoors with a camping basket featuring Eno double nest hammock, Patagonia hat, Nalgene water bottle, and REI backpack.

Say Hello to Our 2016 Presenting Sponsor!

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Red Ventures- We are extremely excited to announce Red Ventures as our presenting sponsor this year! Red Ventures is an American marketing and sales service company headquartered in South Carolina. The firm was founded locally in 2000 in Charlotte. Red Ventures is one of the fastest growing companies in the region due in part to launching several new partnerships with leading industry brands each year, such as American Express and Verizon. We are so happy to have the generous support of Red Venture this year!

Say Hello to Our 2016 Silver Sponsors!

Untitled design-2Mestizo- A new addition to Main Street, Mestizo has been extremely generous right from the start. We appreciate their support for Bosom Buddies and their tasty menu options, especially the margaritas!

Monkees- We are so excited to have Monkee’s sponsorship for another year! This successful boutique has everything a girl could possibly want and is known to carry the finest lines in shoes, accessories, and clothing. Here you can experience fun and flirty boutique shopping. Monkey;s is always a favorite of Connor House Girls.

Rachelle Anne Photography- We would like to thank this full-service couture local photographer for her generous donation! Her sessions result in perfect photographs for any occasion!

Tenders- A Davidson College favorite and a North Carolina native, Connor House is proud to have Tenders’ continues support this year. Never frozen, you’ll get fresh food fast at Tenders!

Say Hello to Our 2016 Bronze Sponsors!

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Summit Coffee- “Good Coffee. Good People. Good Community.”- Summit’s motto rings true throughout Davidson. With two close locations, Summit is one of Davidson’s favorite companies, we are proud to have their support and coffee helping us!

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Davidson Athletics- Thank you to Davidson Athletics for their generosity! It’s always a great day to be a Wildcat!

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Chipotle- Bosom Buddies service has been extremely fortunate to have partnered with this well-known Mexican grill, hosting successful fundraising events. Thank you for being a generous and spicy sponsor!

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10494758_807476702596470_2211239849793220901_nChou Chou- We love the continued generous and fashionable support of this contemporary boutique based in Connecticut!

 

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Jim’s Organic Coffee- We are so grateful for the continued love and support from this all organic coffee roaster company based in Massachusetts.

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Lake Norman Currents- We are happy to continue our partnership with this local media sponsor! We thank them for their publicity as it draws the attention of the greater Davidson Community!

2016 Keynote Speaker: Sherry Cadorette

We are proud to announce our keynote speaker for this year’s Bosom Buddies Gala, Sherry Cadorette.

Her specific connection to Earlier.org comes from her Presidency of the Stoney Creek Ladies Golf Association (Whitsett, NC).  Over the past 3 years, the SCLGA has raised over $100,000 for earlier.org through their annual Pink Ribbon Rally Charity Golf Tournament.

Sherry is a retired business and human resource strategist whose business success and leadership expertise was centered on a disciplined and goal-oriented approach and an ability to inspire and motivate others.

In recent years she was called on to coach leaders, assist with business and human resource strategy development, build results focused teams, and design and facilitate leadership development programs for both profit and not for profit organizations.

Sherry’s versatility and experience allowed her to work effectively at all levels of the organization, effectively facilitating and leading teams. Her unique coaching style was both direct and compassionate and ensured a balanced, results oriented approach when working with leaders.

Sherry was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. After successful treatment left her cancer free she harnessed her previous leadership skills and experiences to become an outspoken advocate for educating others on the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

Live Auction Items 2016

We’re excited share the items you can bid on to win during this year’s Bosom Buddies Gala! Please email Marin Williams at mawilliams@davidson.edu concerning any questions.

Long Winter Weekend in Canaan Valley

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Location: Canaan Valley, West Virginia

Rooms: 4 bedrooms—sleeps 8 comfortably.

Dates: The cabin is available for a long winter weekend. Dates are very flexible and negotiable.

Value: $600

Starting Bid: $200

Enjoy a long weekend on the slopes of Timberline Resort in Canaan Valley, West Virginia!

Winners can enjoy all the benefits of the ski resort, including skiing, snowboarding and other activities.

When the weather outside is frightful, you can cozy up in the cabin, which comfortably sleeps eight people in four bedrooms and four baths, and even comes equipped with a full kitchen, two family rooms, a fireplace, hot tub, and 24-hour guardhouse security.

Go to the place where you belong: West Virginia!

 

Soak up the sun on Lake Norman

Location: Morningstar Marinas Kings Point, Lake lakenormNorman, NC

Experience: Weekday Jet Ski or Pontoon Boat rental, available to you all day from 9:15am to 4:15pm

Value: $200

Starting Bid: $75

Take advantage of the beautiful weather and enjoy the view of Lake Norman!

Grab some friends for a great time while renting your choice of a Jet Ski or Pontoon Boat that is yours to enjoy all day. Jet Skis provide fun for two, with the thrill of wind blowing through your hair. Pontoon Boats are roomy and comfortable, and can hold up to twelve friends. Both ensure a fun time and great memories!

Kings Point is located a short fifteen minutes away from Davidson College, and is about twenty minutes outside of Charlotte, allowing for quick access to have a great time. It’s a perfect way to celebrate the sunny months ahead!

 

The Perfect Stateside Tropical Getaway

Location: Sanibel Island, Floridasanibel

Rooms: One bedroom Cottage

Dates: Long weekend stay for Summer or Fall of 2016

Value: $900

Starting Bid: $300

Looking for a quiet getaway without all the glitz and glam of a big resort? Waterside Inn features one-bedroom beach side lodging with bar refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, two queen sized beds and sleeps 4. Located just 20 yards from the beach the pineapple lodge also has Gulfview balconies.

Waterside Inn is located just minutes away from some of the islands top restaurants and main attractions such as J.N Ding Darling Wild Life preserve. Your stay at Waterside Inn also includes free bike rentals to help you explore the island.

Sanibel Island was also voted one of the top 10 best beach destination in the United States. You won’t want to miss the amazing shells and sunsets Sanibel has to offer!

 

Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Whitefish Lake

Location: Whitefish, Montana

Rooms: 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8 comfortablywhitefish

Dates: 6-night stay, negotiable dates from August 25, 2016 – Summer of 2017. Unavailable during Christmas and July 4th

Value: $3000

Starting Bid: $1000

Spend six nights in a cozy cabin on the shore of Whitefish Lake in Montana!

The winner of this package has the chance to explore the great out doors of Montana. If you’re looking to hit the slopes it’s only a 15-minute drive, and if you’re willing to do some more exploring it’s only a 45-minute drive to Glacier National Park.

The master bedroom is equipped with a king sized bed, flat screen TV, master bathroom with heated floors and an amazing view overlooking the lake. Down a spiral staircase from the master bedroom you’ll find two additional bedrooms, kitchen that seats eight, large living room and an outdoor deck great for BBQs!

Summer Stay in Vail, Colorado

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Rooms: 4 bedrooms, sleeps 9

Dates: Negotiable week long stay during the summer

Value: $4,725

Starting Bid: $1,000

Come enjoy a week long summer stay in this Landmark 4 Bedroom Luxurious Penthouse in Lionshead Village in Vail Colorado.

Vail is a popular summer destination for those looking to explore the great outdoors and reconnect with nature.  With activities such mountain biking, hiking, rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, golf and tennis, to name just a few, you’re sure to stay busy!

The condo is located in the heart of Lionshead Village a great destination for shopping and dinning with a lively nightlife. It is also only a 15 minute scenic walk from Vail Village were you will find more shopping and dining options.

 

Dinner with Bob McKillop

Location: Davidson Dining Establishmentbobm

Value: Priceless

Starting Bid: $100

Wine and dine with the Head Coach of Davidson’s renowned men’s basketball team at one of Davidson’s finest eateries!

You might have seen him on the court or passed him around campus, but this is your chance to really get to know Coach McKillop! The winner can look forward to sharing a delicious meal and some intriguing conversation with a Davidson legend.

If that doesn’t have you sold, this package also includes a signed basketball complete with autographs from your favorite Wildcats.

This night out is sure to be a slam-dunk!

Stone Harbor New Jersey

Location: Stone Harbstoneharbor, New Jersey

Rooms: 6 bedrooms

Dates: Week Stay, September 12 – May 1

Value: $8,000

Starting Bid: $3,500

Chill out by the coast for a week in this six-bedroom house!

Situated in the beautiful Stone Harbor, New Jersey, this coastal home sleeps ten to fifteen comfortably. Only three blocks from the beach and four blocks from town, this getaway will be convenient for all of your vacation needs.

If you’re on a quest for some fun day trips, look no further than nearby Cape May, or take a 30-mile road trip to Atlantic City!

This winner of this package is in for a relaxing and rejuvenating beach retreat!

Kick Back and Relax in Rivera Maya, Mexicomaya

Location: Iberostar Quetzal in the Rivier Maya, Mexico

Rooms: 1 Junior Suite

Dates: 3-night stay valid from May 1st– October 31st 2016

Value: $1800 package.

Starting Bid: $500

Looking to relax and recharge for a long weekend? Then this trip was made for you!

This 5-star all inclusive hotel combines traditional Mayan culture with luxury amenities.

Iberostar Quetzal has everything you need meals, drinks and activities! The resort has 3 swimming pools, 7 specialty restaurants, 5 bars, is 5 minutes from Playa del Carmen, has a PADI scuba dive center, evening performances, a kids club and a state of the art spa!

What more could you ask for?

Six-Day South African Safari

Lafricaocation: Zulu Nyala private game reserve

Rooms: 1

Dates: 6 days and nights. Dates negotiable.

Value: $5950

Starting Bid: $2000

Say “Howzit, Bru” to the Rainbow Nation for a six-day safari!

Learn about the rich culture and wildlife of South Africa at the Zulu Nyala Private Game Camp, nestled between the wilderness reserves of Mkuze, Hluhluwe and St Lucia.

The winner has the choice of staying in one of Zulu Nyala’s three lodges:  the Zulu Nyala Luxury Hemmingway Tented Safari Camp, the Heritage Safari Lodge, or the Game Lodge. 

Zulu Nyala serves three delicious meals per day, prepared by the finest chefs with an African flavor. Winners will have two game viewing activities per day guided by professional game rangers in open game viewing vehicles.

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Zuid Afrika!