Event: The Hair O’ The Dog benefiting Charities – Friends are by your Side & The Garden of Reflection

On Saturday, January 14th, The Hair O’ The Dog, Philadelphia’s swankiest black tie affair, will commemorate 18 years at the Philadelphia Westin Hotel. This glamorous gala, created by Rob Molinaro and Dan Cronin of Chorus Communications, will support two local charities this year.

The creators along with charity, FRIENDS ARE BY YOUR SIDE graciously rewards one woman who is battling cancer an all-inclusive “Queen O’ The Dog Package” that includes a custom made gown by nationally renowned boutique, Aci Nae along with other prizes. This year Christine Jock is named “Queen O’ the Dog,” due to her battle against an aggressive form of Breast Cancer, causing her to undergo a double Mastectomy during her thirties as a single parent. Shortly after she was diagnosed with melanoma as well. Friends who nominated her after watching a local news broadcast said Christine did not allow her ongoing complications after the surgery deflate her self-esteem. Instead, they said she remained positive and lively through endless letdowns including losing her job.

The festivities begin at 8 p.m. with a VIP/ Press Preview, featuring gourmet stationed and butlered hors d’oeuvres along with top shelf libations by Brown Forman & Anheuser-Bush. In addition, Penn Distributors, Inc. will launch Bud Light Platinum, a smooth triple-filtered light beer in an eye-catching cobalt blue bottle.

This exclusive event, hosted by morning show favorites, Chio and Shila of Wired 96.5’, will surely deliver top notch entertainment, extravagant décor and custom lighting concepts. Philadelphia’s elite will be wagging their tails off to sounds by The Drop Dead Sexy Band, DJ Johnny Looch, DJ Licious “The Duchess of the Turntables” and the dynamic duo of DJ’s Adrian Hardy and Many Romano. Jewelz Entertainment will be debuting “Glow Dancers” at the party and will showcase custom Strolling Tables.

Both founders have always supported charities through The Hair O’ The Dog. This year they are supporting THE GARDEN OF REFLECTION; Pennsylvania’s Official 9-11 Memorial, and will rally to raise awareness for FRIENDS ARE BY YOUR SIDE. Founded by celebrity stylist Martino Cartier, owner of Martino Cartier Salons, FRIENDS ARE BY YOUR SIDE is a network of salon owners and beauty industry experts united in a mission to ease the stress and pain felt by women battling cancer and suffering from hair loss as a result. To assist with this operation, one enduring woman will be chosen as “Queen O’ The Dog” and will enjoy VIP status at the party, exquisite attire for her and her date, airbrush tanning at Julie Dorenbos & Susie Johnsen’s Skin Palette, other generous gifts, and a presentation at the event by Martino Cartier himself. Furthermore, painters Glenn Stevens and Perry Milou together will create a live painting at the party with a portion of their proceeds going to the charities. For more details, or to make a contribution, visit or

The official Hair O’ The Dog after party will be held at Philly’s hottest nightlife destinations: G Lounge, until 6am, and Whisper Club. Both venues are just steps from the Westin. Admission to the after party is complimentary for all VIPs and press. If you’ve never been to The Hair O’ The Dog. Then you have no idea what you’ve been missing!

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