Inaugural Perfect Pink Party Recap
A special thanks to our emcee Donald Trump and all who helped raise $800,000 for Komen’s research and community programs during the first Perfect Pink Party at the Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach last Friday night. The event marked the promise that our founder and CEO Nancy G. Brinker made to her sister, Susan G. Komen, to end breast cancer forever. It was great to celebrate with terrific guests in a sea of pink!
Trump – who is a Susan G. Komen for the Cure New York Ambassador — donated an additional $25,000 during the evening. Among our special guests were: Stage 3 triple negative breast cancer survivor, FOX News correspondent and Komen for the Cure Global Ambassador Jennifer Griffin, who introduced four Komen research grantees: Amelie Ramirez of the University of Texas at San Antonio, Dr. Powel Brown, professor and chairman of Clinical Cancer Prevention at MD Anderson (Ramirez and Brown are both members of our Scientific Advisory Board), Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and Dr. Thomas Buckholz chair of the radiation oncology department and executive director of the Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer center at MD Anderson.
As the 2011 Perfect Pink Party winds up, the Pink Passions Auction is in full swing. The auction features many one-of-a-kind designer creations and exclusive experiences from the worlds’ greatest luxury brands. To see the items and participate, visit www.charitybuzz.com/PerfectPink through March 23, 2011.
Be sure to check out more photos from the gala on the Palm Beach Post website.
About the author
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.