Pink Aid Celebrates 5 Years of Improving the Lives of Women With Breast Cancer in Connecticut

Pink Aid, a 501C3 Connecticut charity that provides compassionate care to women undergoing diagnosis, treatment and recovery from breast cancer, celebrated its 5th anniversary with a luncheon and fashion show at Mitchells in Westport on Thursday, October 1st, 2015. The annual event is attended by more than 500 men and women and draws support from the local design community as well as international fashion designers, celebrity guest speakers, local merchants, service providers and breast cancer survivors.


This year Donna Karan provided the fashion, Manolo Blahnik designed a signature shoe and FOX National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin shared her very personal journey through breast cancer with the audience. Connecticut Cottages & Gardens coordinated design efforts while Marcia Selden Catering served an extraordinary luncheon in keeping with the days “pink” theme. Live Auction items included exotic trips from Valerie Wilson Travel and several unique experiences.

Founded 5 years ago, Pink Aid’s mission is to help underserved local women survive breast cancer treatment with support and dignity, to provide screening to women in financial need, and to empower breast cancer survivors to heal by helping and inspiring others.

To date Pink Aid has granted more than 1 million dollars to established hospital foundations, national non-profits, and smaller grass roots organizations in Connecticut. Pink Aid’s grants provide services such as free breast cancer screening, help covering non-medical expenses such as food and household bills, wigs, recovery garments, transportation and more.

Pink Aid is looking to expand its support to programs in Connecticut that advance its mission and is receiving new Grant applications until November 20th, 2015.  For more information about Pink Aid, please visit www.pinkaid.org or contact our Grants committee at grants@pinkaid.org or contact our Grants Chairperson, Sharon Jaffe at sejaffe@optonline.net.

 

 

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