Hamptons Celebrate 2016 Paddle for Pink

by AVENUE insider Photographed by BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 06: Gabrielle Reece and Laird Hamilton with their children attend The 2016 Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink Benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at Fairview on Mecox Bay on August 6, 2016 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Gabrielle Reece;Laird Hamilton
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

On Saturday, August 6, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) raised more than $1.75 million at its fifth annual Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink. The two-part summer event was co-chaired by Maria & Larry Baum, Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn & Gary Cohn, Kinga & Edward Lampert, and Jackie & Bippy Siegal, and hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow. The event included a WPA-sanctioned morning paddle race in Sag Harbor and a sunset party at Fairview on Mecox Bay in Bridgehampton.

The morning race at Havens Beach was led by Tracy Anderson, Laird Hamilton and his wife, Gabby Reece. It kicked-off with 200 paddlers, including winner of the “Best Team” award, ANN INC. The race commenced after a moving speech by Maria Baum, who spoke of her personal experience with breast cancer. Founder of standup paddle boarding, Hamilton presented race winners with their awards alongside Reece.

“This is why we’re here. To save lives,” said Larry Baum while speaking of his wife, Maria, and women facing the disease.

Paltrow (wearing Prada) opened the evening portion of the event to a crowd of 500 guests with a moving introduction and later kicked off the evening’s live auction. She surprised the room with an auction package to help raise more money for research: her own personal tickets to a private Coldplay concert in Amagansett.

A highlight of the evening also included a silent auction which included exclusive packages with proceeds awarded to BCRF. As a centerpiece to the party, custom surf and paddle boards were on display for bidding. The boards were designed by esteemed artists Matt Bond, Mark Boomershine, Christina Burch, Tory Burch, Eric Cahan, Michael Dweck, Natasha Law, Greg Miller, Nicole Miller, Scott O’Neil, Lisa Perry, Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn, Donald Robertson and Serena & Lily.

The evening party featured a live performance by Grammy Award winning performers CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers. The night was capped off with a music set by Brendan Fallis.

Attendees also included Tracy Anderson, Molly Sims, Rachel Zoe, Monique Lhullier, Jennifer Fischer, Nicole Miller, Katie Lee, Pat Kiernan, Brendan Fallis, David & Sybil Yurman, Meghann Gunderman & Jason Sehorn, Lauran & Charlie Walk, Christina Steinbrenner, Brian and Amy France, Alex Guarnaschelli and more.

About BCRF:

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is committed to being the end of breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. This year, BCRF is investing $54 million to support the work of 240 scientists at leading medical and academic institutions across 13 countries, making BCRF the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide.

Photos courtesy Patrick McMullan


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