Hair We Share Hosts Mangia and Nosh Fundraiser

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Hair We Share Co-Founders Dean Riskin and Suzanne Chimera. (Photo by Ed Shin)

The deliciously fun 2nd Annual Mangia and Nosh fundraiser sponsored by Hair We Share was held at Appliance World in Huntington on July 15.

Dean Riskin and Suzanne Chimera, the founders of the nonprofit organization Hair We Share, aptly named their Mangia and Nosh event because of their combined Italian and Jewish backgrounds.

Founded in 2014, Hair We Share manufactures real-looking, comfortable wigs for people who have lost their hair due to illness, at no cost to the recipient. The profits from the recent Mangia and Nosh go toward the manufacturing of the wigs, made from nearly 3,000 hair donations per month.

The yummy tastings at Mangia and Nosh were served by local chefs cooking live at Appliance World. The restaurants included Red, Harbor Club at Prime, Private Chefs Chris LaVecchia and Moris Valle, and Home Chef Maggie’s Kitchen.

Attendees also sampled delicious bites from Uncle Giuseppe’s catering, Tutto Pazzo, Core Life Eatery, The Refuge, Piccolo Mondo, Volpe at Fox Hollow and Porto Fino. Delicious fruity wine tastings were provided by the Romano Family Wines, Grandma’s Sangria, Blue Prosecco and Boxed Waters. Sweet, beautifully decorated desserts were provided by Stacy Cakes Cupcakes, Bellas Cookie Butters and Chocolate Works at Walt Whitman.

Guests left with not only a warm, fresh pretzel from Philly Pretzel Company, but with raffle prizes also provided by local restaurants and businesses including free hotel stays at the Fox Hollow and the William NYC.

Guests also left with a feeling of pride, knowing that they made a difference in the life of someone suffering the debilitating effects of medical hair loss.

Photos by Ed Shin

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Classic rock favorites provided by Russel Breiter (Photo by Ed Shin)
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Custom made cake by Stacy Cakes and Cupcakes (Photo by Ed Shin)
Grandma’s Apple Raspberry Sangria (Photo by Ed Shin)
Home Chef Maggie the Queen of Pasta “Fazool” (Photo by Ed Shin)
Chef Moris Valle prepares his signature scallops (Photo by Ed Shin)
“Chicken Supreme Duo” prepared by Private Chef Chris LaVecchia (Photo by Ed Shin)
Salmon Croquettes by Red (Photo by Ed Shin)
Healthy eats by Core Life Eatery (Photo by Ed Shin)
Tastings by Romano Brands Fine Wines (Photo by Ed Shin)
Tastings provided by Tutto Pazzo (Photo by Ed Shin)
Hair We Share Co-Founder Suzanne prepares the raffle baskets (Photo by Ed Shin)
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Tastings provided by Volpe at Fox Hollow (Photo by Ed Shin)
Boxed Water on ice (Photo by Ed Shin)