“Painting the Town Pink” on Friday

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

This Friday, The Pink Agenda, the not-for-profit organization committed to raising money for breast cancer research and care, as well as awareness of the disease among young professionals, kicked off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by “Painting the Town Pink” at the Lower East Side’s  Angel Orensanz Foundation.

This year’s bash honored designer and host committee member Chris Benz, whose mother, Becky, is a breast cancer survivor.  About halfway through the Bormioli Rocco sponsored event, Benz kicked off the program, joking, “I’m gonna read from the list of sponsors because I haven’t memorized them.” Also honored was Kara Council, who, at age 16, became a participant in one of the earliest breast cancer genetic testing clinical trials. While the speeches were all brief, at one point, someone in the crowd fainted – but thankfully recovered quickly. Other notable guests included Miss USA Erin Brady, Pippa Lord, Danielle and Jodie Snyder, and William Lauder, who closed the program and told the party goers to “eat, drink, and be merry, and most importantly…congratulations!”


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