Sunday, March 4, 2007

Seeing Pink on NYSD ...

Bruce Springsteen (far left) toasts friends at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's symposium
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation held its fourth annual Symposium and Hot pink Luncheon in Palm Beach last Monday, February 12 at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach and raised an astounding $305,000. Cartoonist and author MarisaAcocella Marchetto made a featured appearance before 220 guests including rock legend Bruce Springsteen

The event began with a panel discussion entitled New Approaches to Controlling Breast Cancer: Attacking the Molecules that Make Breast Cells Cancerous. It was moderated by the great Larry Norton MD, BCRF Scientific Director and Deputy Physician-in-Chief at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The panelists wre Hedvig Hricak MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Clifford Hudis MD, Chief, Breast Cancer Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Joyce Slingerland MD, PhD, Director Braman Family Breast cancer Insttute and Professor of Medicine, University of Miami.

Among the guests attending were: Donna Acquavella, Jessie Araskog, Camilla Brauer, Catherine Cahill, Eileen Cornacchia, Rena Rowan Damone, Jackie Weld Drake, Suzanne Elson, Emilia Fanjul, Tina Fanjul, Ginger Feuer, Jillian Gilmour, Betsy Green, Mai Harrison, Ellen Jaffe, Karen Katz, Florence Kaufman, Eleanora Kennedy, Michele Kessler, Sandy Krakoff, Maralyn Lakin, Laura Lassman, Evelyn Lauder, Carol Mack, Hillie Mahoney, Anna Mann, Talbott Maxey, Grace Meigher, Mary Alice Pappas, Pauline Pitt, Jane Pontarelli, Nancy Raquet, Katharine Rayner, Hilary Ross, Margery Russell, Frances Scaife, Judith Schlager, Ruth Shapiro, Shirley Small, Rita Tansky, Susan Taylor, Linda Waintrup, Susan Weingeroff, Ronnie Zinner.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to funding innovative clinical and genetic research. 

Because the BCRF has grown into such an enormous and enormously positive force in dealing with the almost epidemic issue of breast cancer in today’s world, it is easy to overlook that its success is also a tribute to the force of a single person -- one woman, in this case -- Mrs. Lauder, who was motivated to find a solution to a problem that has plagued the lives of millions of individuals and families all over the world.  It is truly an amazing accomplishment augmented by life-saving achievement, as well as an indication of what we are capable of when we set our minds to solving the great issues of our society today.

The Foundation supports scientists at leading medical centers worldwide whose research is focused on achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. A minimum of 85 cents of each dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly to breast cancer research and awareness programs. 

In October 2006, more than $24.3 million was awarded to 115 researchers across the U.S. and in Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Israel. Money magazine named BCRF one of America’s eight top charities.  The Foundation has received the highest rating from Charity Navigator, four stars, for five consecutive years, which means BCRF has outperformed most other charities in America in efficiently managing its finances.  For more information, visit or call 1.866.FIND.A.CURE.
Dr. Clifford Hudis and Dr. Joyce Slingerland
Marisa Marchetto, Beth Cherwinski, ad Mary Ellen Burke
Evelyn Lauder and Emilia Fanjul
Robert Curcio, Evelyn Lauder, Bruce Springsteen, Maralyn Lakin, and Myra Biblowit
Maura Benjamin, Elizabeth Anger, and Eva Jacobi
Liz Schuler, Kit Pannill, and Pat Cook
Dr. Hedvig Hricak and Sally Phelps
Mary Bryant and Jane Pontarelli
Silvano and Marisa Marchetto
Shannon Donnelly, Joyce Reingold, and Michelle Dargan
Gillian Gilmour, Jackie Drexel, Jeannie Pearman, and Charlotte Kellogg
Phyllis Krock and Roberta Kozloff
Maura Benjamin and Frances Scaife
Talbott Maxey and Tina Fanjul
Regina Porten and Mary Alice Pappas
Carol Matwiczyk and Ashley David
Myra Biblowit and Binny Bauer
Dr. Larry Norton, Dr. Hedvig Hricak, Evelyn Lauder, Dr. Clifford Hudis, and Dr. Joyce Slingerland
Edie Schur, Ginger Feuer, Ellen Jaffe, and Andrea Stark
Robin Gaudieri
Candy Hamm, Jessie Araskog, and Jean Tailer
Joyce Inserra, Michelle McBrayer Stone, and Patricia DeFalco
Sarah McAlpine, Eleanora Kennedy, and Larry Norton
Pat Cook and Cynthia Boardman
Christine Aylward and Eileen Cornacchia
Mrs. Graebner and friend
Hillie Mahoney and Robin Hambro
Leonard Lauder and Joyce Reingold
Sharon Domino, Gail Brophy, and Barbara Saltzman
Nancy Raquet
Beth Pine and Diane Seltzer
Mindy Levinson, Maralyn Lakin, and Sandra Krakoff
Susie Elson, Evelyn Lauder, and Charlotte Kellogg
Carole and Shana Seligson with Betsy Green
Eleanora Kennedy, Betsy Green, and Larry Norton
Maralyn Lakin, Myra Biblowit, and Bruce Springsteen
Roberta Kozloff, Nancy Raquet, and Susie Weingeroff
It was The Valentines Day on Blizzard of 2007 (or something like that in this mainly snowless New York wintertime) but love conquered all at Doubles, the club downstairs in Sherry Netherland Hotel, where Wendy Carduner was hosting "A Little People’s Valentine Dance." It was all hearts, cupids, and red, pink and white roses, balloons and chiffon. And candy kids. Don’t forget the candy. Someone quipped, “Oh the weather outside was frightful, but at Doubles it was so delightful,” A poet and doesn’t know it. Wendy laughed but it was true, and once inside her red velvet domain, everything that had the merest hint of cold and winter simply melted away into the smiles and laughter of the cutest funny and very photographable Valentines you ever saw. There was dancing, limboing, face painting, games, lovable stuffed animals, Chicken McDoubles, heart shaped cookies and romance.

Among the lucky guests dodging and getting hit by cupid’s darts were Camille Glatt, celebrating her fourth birthday much to the glee of her parents, Alan and Barbara; Catherine, Bryan and Paul Carey; Blair, Harris and Anastasia Husain; Kathy, Andrew and Sophia Thomas; Nicholas, Caroline, Catherine, Clementine and Cosima Toms; Sylvester, Gillian, Serena and Quint Minter; Alexandra, Tatiana and Isabella Mandis; Peter, Marie-Regina, Patricia and Hercules Sotos; Eugenia and Thomas Korossy; Alexandra and Lara Glazier; Jenny, Coco and Cornelia Carragher; Anne and Sophie Schumltz; Lola Murti; Katlean de Monchy and Emily Post; Claudia, Gunnar and Taylor Overstrom; Edwina and Kate Annicelli; Ulla, Liam, Owen and Grandpa Ernst Parker and Christine Cachot with perky Allegra Williams, who turned four on the 15th.
Anastasia and Blair Husain
Clementine and Cosima Toms
Lola Murti and Camille Glatt
"Sleeping Beauty and her Ladies in Waiting"
King Gunnar Overstrom
Patricia Sotos
Coco, Jenny, and Cornelia Carragher
Eugenia and Thomas Korossy
Liam, Owen, Ulla, and Ernst Parker
Emily Post and Katlean DeMonchy
Lara and Alexandra Glazier
Wendy Carduner and Claudia Overstrom
Happy Birthday Camille Glatt (#4)
Bryan, Catherine, and Paul Carey
Sylvester, Gillian, Serena, and Quint Miniter
Christine Cachot and Allegra Williams
Nicholas and Cosima Toms
Anna and Sophie Schmultz
Peter and Hercules Sotos

Photographs by Lucien Capehart (Breast Cancer); Cutty McGill (Doubles).