The 2018 Perfect Pink Party
Our success in spreading awareness and raising resources to fight breast cancer
This past weekend, advocates, researchers, donors and survivors celebrated the eighth annual Perfect Pink Party in Palm Beach. From the bridge lighting ceremony at the Lake Pavilion in West Palm Beach in support of Komen South Florida Race for the Cure to the gala aboard the Bahamas Paradise – Grand Celebration cruise ship, the Perfect Pink Party brought our community together to spread awareness, raise donations for research and celebrate the progress we’re making on the road to finding a cure.
This year, 75 percent of the donations raised at the party funded programs in South Florida, including The Promise Fund. Earlier this month, I joined my dear friends Laurie Silvers and Julie Fisher Cummings in spearheading The Promise Fund, a cooperative effort between Susan G. Komen South Florida and The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties aimed at connecting cancer care providers with two vulnerable South Florida populations: members of our community in financial need and the nearly 250,000 displaced Puerto Ricans who have moved to Florida following recent hurricanes.
Thanks to the Perfect Pink Party, our 2018 initiatives are off to a strong start.
Here’s some recent media coverage of what local leaders are saying about the Perfect Pink Party.
“The Susan G. Komen Foundation is hosting a gala to help make sure Hurricane Irma evacuees from Puerto Rico get the health care they need. The foundation is hosting the Perfect Pink Party where a rare handmade hot-pink guitar will be auctioned off…The “Nancy B” is a unique piece of instrument, designed and fully handmade of wood. Only one will be made in this color and with these specifications. The design is copyrighted by Fibenare. The color pink is for the official color of the Susan B. Komen Foundation and Race for the Cure.” – Perfect Pink Party and rare guitar to help Hurricane Irma evacuees – CBS12 New
“Drivers and passerby of the Palm Beach Middle Bridge will see the structure lit up in pink the night of Jan. 11. The bridge, which connects West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, will turn a shimmering pink in a symbol of support for hurricane victims as Susan G. Komen kicks off two weekends of events benefiting breast cancer programs. This year, a program called The Promise Fund will be announced by the organization. The Susan G. Komen fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, cares for hurricane victims migrating to Florida from Puerto Rico and other areas.” – This Is Why The Palm Beach Middle Bridge Is Illuminated In Pink – Jupiter Magazine
“‘This is the beginning of lighting a new pathway for our new Puerto Rican citizens who are coming here with very serious needs, treatment interruption, navigating to therapy, just getting settled. We need to address those things. That’s why we started the Promise Fund located at the community foundation, in addition to funds raised at Perfectly Pink Parties this weekend,’ said Nancy.” – Royal Park Bridge glowing pink – WPTV