Lift Me Up! Gala October 26th, 2013

by Karen Briscoe
September 18, 2013

Lift Me Up! Gala Soiree Parisienne



The Soiree Parisienne Lift Me Up! Gala will be October 26, 2013 at Mon Ami Gabi French restaurant at Reston Town Center.  It will be a triumphant event including Cocktails and Dinner, both Silent and Live Auctions and concluding with a program.


Lift Me Up! is a therapeutic horseback riding program in Great Falls, Virginia that is dedicated to providing safe and effective instruction to children and adults with a variety of disabilities.  The money will enable the organization to continue helping those with disabilities.  Georgia Corey, Program Director of LMU! said of the event “Please join us for a spectacular evening full of all things Parisienne!  It will be fun and raise money for a good cause.”


Sponsorship Opportunities are still available at all levels.  The Arc de Triomphe level is $5,000;  the Napoleon Bonaparte level is $3,000;  the La Tour Eiffel level is $2,000; the Mona Lisa level is $1,000 and the Rodin is for $250 and includes a business card size page ad in the Soiree program.  Any contribution allows LMU! to continue its life enhancing mission.  All sponsors will be presented in event advertising, gala program, Lift Me Up! website and some levels include complimentary tickets.


About Lift Me Up!

Lift Me Up! is a therapeutic horseback riding program that for 38 years has been dedicated to helping children and adults in the Washington, DC metro area with physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities improve both their physical and mental well-being. More than 300 volunteers comprised of area teens and adults assist the student riders.  Lift Me Up! serves over 100 riders with special needs in ages ranging from age three to adult. B.I.T.S, which stands for Back in the Saddle, is the program offered by Lift Me Up! and was developed to assist injured members of the military. LMU! is a 501 (c) (3) charity and a member North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA).  Information is available on the website:


Mon Ami Gabi is located at Reston Town Center in Reston Virginia.  Cocktails and the Silent Auction begin at 6:30 pm.  Please access this link for a “save the date” card:


Karen Briscoe has been on the Board of Lift Me Up! since 2006 and was Gala Chair in both 2006 and 2007.   Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy are active and experienced Realtors ® in the Northern Virginia, Washington DC and suburban Maryland market place and would be delighted to assist whether for home buying or selling.  Please contact via the means most convenient for you:, 703-734-0192,

Karen Briscoe is Principal of the Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group (HBC) and author of "Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day". She is an Associate Broker in Virginia, a Certified Luxury Home Market Specialist, and a member of the Women’s Council of Realtors. Karen began her real estate career developing residential lots with the Trammel Crow Company in Dallas, and in commercial real estate with The Staubach Company in the Washington, DC Metro area. Karen has a Masters Degree from Southern Methodist University and her BA from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri – her hometown.
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