Pretty in Pink
photographs by Tim Coffey
The month-long Paint the Town Pink campaign, organized to raise awareness about breast cancer and stress the importance of screening and early detection, began one clear Saturday morning, when the community showed its support for breast cancer survivors by lining the streets of downtown Stamford. The chain of participants included Mayor Michael Pavia and WABC-TV’s Bill Evans.
Events during the month of October, nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, included the Girlfriends Luncheon at the Italian Center, which drew about 500 supporters all donning their pinks. The popular Fashion Show at Saks Fifth Avenue also drew about 100 patrons out to get a first-hand glimpse into the latest fashions, and help kick off the store’s Key to the Cure event, a nationwide initiative that raises awareness and funds for early detection and cures for women’s cancers.
Culminating the campaign was Girls Night Out at the Palace Theatre, featuring Giuliana Rancic, host of E! News, who spoke about her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment during her talk “Taking Control of Your Destiny: The Power of a Positive Attitude.”