The North Fork Breast Health Coalition’s fifth annual Pink Pearl Gala, which honored Lucia’s Angels, was held Friday night, April 5, at East Wind Long Island in Wading River. Roughly 200 people from the East End and beyond were on hand to raise money for the local organizations, which in turn provide emotional, social, and financial support to local breast and gynecological cancer patients. Lucia’s Angels also provides support to those dealing with late-stage cancer and, in some cases, the families of those who die as a result of their diagnoses. Metastatic — or recurring — cancer was a major topic of conversation at Friday night’s event with NFBHC gala chair Melanie McEvoy Zuhoski calling it the “big, pink elephant in the room.”
The gala raised a record-breaking $60,000. The raffles alone raised just under $12K and there were 220 guests.