The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
(BCRF) is holding its fourth annual Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink on Saturday, August 1st.
Join Paddle & Party for Pink event co-hosts Maria and Larry Baum
, Lisa and Richard Perry
and Jackie and Bippy Siegal; surfing and stand up paddle board legend Laird Hamilton
; professional volleyball player and fitness expert Gabby Reece; award-winning writer, producer and actress Lena Dunham
; television personality and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel
; creator of the Tracy Anderson
Method and celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson for a back-to-back BCRF Hamptons fundraising extravaganza.
Last year's event included an auction featuring one-of-a-kind Laird paddle boards. (Photo: Elsie Boskamp)
The event will kickoff with a multi-skill World Paddle Association
Sanctioned Points Race at Haven Beach in Sag Harbor. SUP participants can pick between a 3-mile (Rec) course and 6-mile (Elite) course. Registration begins at 7 p.m. and the race starts at 8 p.m. An awards ceremony will follow at 10 a.m.
BCRF Board Member Maria Baum
and her husband Larry will host the evening Sunset Party at 269 Horsemill Lane in Bridgehampton. Starting at 6:30 p.m., partygoers will enjoy a performance from the Colburn family, World famous Hawaiian fire dancers, a DJ set by internationally acclaimed Brendan Fallis
and special performance by Chic featuring Nile Rodgers
The 2014 Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink was BCRF's most successful fundraising effort yet, raising over $1.5 million during the sold out paddleboard race and party. The event brought out several notable names to support the cause, including Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
, Molly Sims
, Martha Stewart
, Donna Karan
, Jonathan Adler
, Simon Doonan
, Hilary Rhoda
, Sean Avery
, Nicole Miller
, Carolyn Murphy
, Bethenny Frankel, and Tracy Anderson.
Co-hosts Maria and Larry Baum at last year's event. (Photo: Elsie Boskamp)
BCRF's mission is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research. According to the organization, every two minutes a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer. BCRF has raised over $550 million and funded 8,657,920 hours of research since 1993, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research worldwide.
For more information about the Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink, visit hamptonspaddleforpink.org.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com