Good news! It sounds like Dina Manzo’s trip to Chicago was profitable — not for herself, but for Project Ladybug.

Dina launched the non-profit in 2007, to bring financial and emotional hope to children with cancer. Earlier this week, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her daughter Lexi traveled to Chicago for the Fourth Annual Ladybug Bash, a major fundraiser for Atia’s Project LadybugFund, named after a young girl treated at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.  

The big bash was held Thursday night, and Friday morning (July 13), Dina updated with the Ladybug kiss photo shown above, and this result: “Chicago! My #ladybug cup runneth over!! 🐞 raised tons of $ for the kids!! As usual amazed by the generosity & heart of this city! Laura & the @atiasprojectladybugfund team I adore u!! ❤️"
 

Credit: Dina on Instagram Photo: Dina Manzo and Lexi at Ladybug Bash in Chicago in June 2014

That’s exactly what we hoped to hear!

And ask you can see, Dina and Lexi both looked gorgeous while they supported the great cause. Dina thanked her hair and makeup team, and dress by Crystal B designs, when sharing the glam pic at left.

Dina recently talked about the unfair stigma that some people have against reality TV stars. She acknowledged that some reality stars act outrageous just to be outrageous, and RHoNJhasn’t always been easy for her (see her drama with Danielle, and unfortunate family feud with sister Caroline). But the show gave her a big platform to promote Project Ladybug, and for that reason alone she said she could never regret her decision to be in the cast.

Hopefully she and Lexi have no regrets when they see themselves back on screen for RHoNJ Season 6, which premieres Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET. on Bravo. In the meantime, congrats to Dina — keep up the good work!

Source: Dina on Instagram