The annual cocktail party remembers those lost to cancer

Real Men Wear Pink

The Real Men Wear Pink cocktail party will be held on Saturday, October 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at The Clubhouse at 175 Daniels Hole Road in East Hampton. It will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Raffle and silent auction items include golf outings, overnight stays, art work, restaurant certificates and more.

Each year the annual party honors and remembers Teresa Montant, Cecilia Avallone Babinski, and Karin Anderson, three friends who succumbed to different forms of women’s cancer. With a goal of $30,000, the hope is to donate $10,000 each to the East End groups The Coalition for Women’s Cancers, Lucia’s Angels, and the Ellen Hermanson Foundation at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Founder of the event, Barbara Borsack, is a breast cancer survivor. In 2009, she underwent breast cancer treatment and all services were done in Southampton, prompting the idea to start a charity event in her local area. Through the help of social media, in 2011, the idea came to life. “I went on Facebook and posted ‘Would anyone like to do a cancer fundraiser?’ All of these women wanted to help and now I have about 15 women who work their tails off for this party,” Borsack said. “There’s an amazing group of women who put this party on every year. They’re just volunteers.”

At the event, men (and women) are encouraged to dress in pink to show support. Tickets are $100. Contact 631-324-0803.

nicole@indyeastend.com