Pink Aid Launches Long Island Chapter
After three exciting years of luncheons, fashion shows, fund-raising and helping underserved breast cancer patients in Connecticut, Pink Aid has announced the formation of a second “chapter” in Long Island!
After attending and being moved and inspired by the annual Westport luncheon, Chris Mitchell, who runs Marshs in Long Island, and his wife Ali Mitchell, have been eager to bring the organization to their side of the Sound.
Fellow Long Islander, Tammy Winter, who has also attended the Connecticut luncheon twice, was eager to jump in and co-chair. Ali recruited friend and local realtor Bonnie Williamson, then 10-year survivor Diana Kessler Mitchnik joined the team as a fourth co-chair, and Pink Aid Long Island has quickly jumped into high gear, planning its first event.
With a mission that resonates loudly in Long Island, a region known for its high incidence of breast cancer, momentum gained immediately and the co-chairs have quickly assembled committee heads, volunteers and interior designers who will be donating pink chairs. Local interior designer Eileen Kathryn Boyd has come on board as Luncheon Decor Chair for what promises to be a spectacularly beautiful event, in all ways.
Long Island’s Inaugural Luncheon will take place in Marshs of Huntington on Wednesday, October 22. All funds raised will be granted to organizations that fulfill the Pink Aid mission on Long Island.