A World of Pink, the leading breast cancer aftercare facility based on Long Island, held its third annual A World of Pink Fall Gala on Oct. 16 at Watermill Caterers in Smithtown.
More than 600 guests, consisting of Long Island business owners, prominent physicians and surgeons, cancer patients, survivors and their families and friends were in attendance along with several big-name sports pros.
The Gala consisted of an open bar cocktail reception, banquet dinner with carving stations, a DJ and Live entertainment, as well as raffle giveaways, all culminating in the Parade of Survivors. This year’s Parade of Survivors will be led by Christina Cicinelli, an AWOP alum who was featured in the October issue of Oprah Magazine.
Joining Cicinelli on the runway were other local warriors who have faced down breast cancer. In addition to survivors and their surgeons, A World of Pink’s NFL Alumni supporters also took the runway, including former wide receiver for The NY Jets Wesley Walker, Freeman McNeil and Eric Childs also formerly of the NY Jets; Green Bay Packer’s former offensive tackle Gary Brown, Jude Waddy, former linebacker for the Green Bay Packers and Leonard Marshall, former defensive lineman for the NY Giants, as well as Jim Leyritz, the former Major League catcher and infielder for the 1996 and 1998 World Series champions, The New York Yankees
Proceeds from the A World of Pink Fall Gala go to support World of Pink Foundation, which provides aftercare to women in all stages of a breast cancer diagnosis. For more information, visit aworldofpink.com
-Ray Nader Agency