Tuesday evening, former ABC The Bachelorette/Bachelor Pad star, Chris Bukowski, celebrated his birthday at his new Arlington restaurant, Bracket Room, by raising over $1,000 for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, National Capital Chapter. September is National Suicide Prevention Month.
In remembrance of ABC’s The Bachelor contestant and Chris’ good friend, Gia Allemand,who shockingly ended her life last month, $5.00 purple wrist bands were sold to event attendees to benefit suicide prevention.
The night was full of energy as everyone enjoyed great music and watched sports on Bracket Room’s numerous flat screen TVs. Guests wearing wristbands enjoyed Chris’ favorite drinks on special.
Social DC PR presented Bukowski and his guests with a very surprising birthday gift- 120 miniature apple pies from the popular Georgetown-based Pie Sisters, DC. One large apple birthday-themed pie was presented to Bukowski.
Bracket Room’s VIP area was filled with sparklers and the sounds of champagne bottles popping open as Bukowski blew out the candles on his birthday pie.
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