SHADE Foundation of America was founded in 2002 following Shonda Schilling’s battle with melanoma. Over 1 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year, and it’s estimated that of those, more than 60,000 diagnosed in 2008 will be melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. Today, 1 in 5 children will grow up to develop skin cancer, which is currently the number one cancer killer among women ages 25-29. However, skin cancer in 95% preventable and 95% treatable if caught early. For more information, log onto

Blast is proud to sponsor Bubbles and Bites 2009 with Shonda & Curt Schilling.

Bubbles and Bites is a charity event to benefit SHADE Foundation of America. It’s a holiday champagne dine-around reception featuring Curt and Shonda Schilling, a holiday gift silent and live auction, as well as champagne and cuisine by Boston’s most notable chefs including: Todd English, Jeff Fournier, Dante de Magistris, Rodney Murillo, Peppino of DaVinci, Brian Poe, Tony DiRienzo and many more. The event emcee will be Kathryn Tappen, who serves as NESN’s Boston Bruins studio host and as an anchor and reporter for “SportsDesk,” NESN’s popular sports news, information and highlights program.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 9th

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. — VIP Meet & Greet reception featuring photo opportunities with the World Series Trophies

6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. — Main Event

WHERE: Ritz Carlton Boston Common

10 Avery Street

Boston, MA 02111

TICKET INFO: Ticket information is available by logging onto Tickets start out at $150 per person for general admission. $250 for VIP reception. $250 per couple offered until November 15, 2009.

About The Author

John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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