This week, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) returned, in-person to their annual Hot Pink Party, at The Glasshouse in New York City.
The evening raised a record-breaking $8.5 million to support BCRF’s global legion of 250 scientists pursuing high-impact, lifesaving breast cancer research.
Hosted by Elizabeth Hurley, Global Ambassador of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign, the evening featured an unforgettable concert by the legendary Patti LaBelle, who performed “New Attitude,” “Lady Marmalade,” and “On My Own.” The evening also recognized BCRF President and CEO Myra Biblowit for her 21 years of extraordinary leadership as she prepares to retire this year. Gretta Monahan presented The Roslyn and Leslie Goldstein Unsung Hero Award to June Jacobs and Rochelle Jacobs.
In 2021, breast cancer became the most common cancer worldwide for the first time, underscoring the rising and urgent need for research. BCRF is proud to be the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide and the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S.
The event experience was made possible with generous support from Rafanelli Events and Winston Flowers. Honorary Co-Chairs included Sir Elton John and David Furnish; Judy and Leonard Lauder and Anthony von Mandl. Gala Steering Co-Chairs included: Dee and Tommy Hilfiger; Kinga Lampert and Aerin Lauder. Lead Gala Co-Chairs included: Jody and John Arnhold; Valentine and Patrick Firmenich; Roslyn Goldstein; Terri and Jerry Kohl; William P. Lauder and Lori Kanter Tritsch; Adrienne and Dan Lufkin; Jeanne and Herbert Siegel; Marilyn and Jim Simons and Candace King Weir. Gala Co-Chairs included: Sandra Brant; Patsy and Patrick Callahan; Amy and Brian France; Mary-Ann and Fabrizio Freda; Nina Garcia; Marjorie Reed Gordon; Donna Karan; Michael Kors; Shelly and Howard Kivell; Jane Lauder; Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder; Laura and Gary Lauder; Patricia Quick; Bryan Rafanelli; Lois Robbins and Andrew Zaro; John Rosenwald; Arlene Taub; Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch; Ingrid Vandebosch and Jeff Gordon; Vera Wang; and, Nina and Gary Wexler.