On Saturday, August 16, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) raised a record-breaking $1.5 million at its third annual Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink. Fitness expert Tracy Anderson joined co-hosts Maria & Larry Baum and Lisa & Richard Perry for the sold-out summer fundraiser, which involves a morning paddle race in Sag Harbor and a sunset party at the Perry residence in North Haven.
Attendees included Leonard Lauder, William Lauder, Mary-Kate Olsen & Oliver Sarkozy, Ashley Olsen, Martha Stewart, Donna Karan, Gabby Karan De Felice, Jonathan Adler, Simon Doonan, Hilary Rhoda & Sean Avery, Molly Sims & Scott Stuber, Thom Filicia, Huma Abedin, Bethenny Frankel, Rula Jebreal Altschul & Arthur Altschul, Jr., and Lyor Cohen to name a few.
A surprise performance by synchronized swimmers, the WaterWorks, kicked off the evening sporting Lisa Perry + Solid & Striped swimsuits. Guests were then treated to a special set from four-time Grammy nominee Taylor Dayne, who sang her hit “Tell It to My Heart.” The highlight of the evening was the auction of one-of-a-kind Laird Hamilton Standup paddle boards designed and signed by Gwyneth Paltrow, Tory Burch, Aerin Lauder, Martha Stewart, Nicole Miller, Lisa Perry and Leviev among others. The party continued into the night with the backdrop of the Perry residence’s sweeping bay views and beautiful décor from Taylor Creative and Hilary Pereira Design.
“There aren’t enough ways to say thank you to the Hampton’s community for their warm welcome and extraordinary level of support for BCRF,” said Myra Biblowit, the foundation’s President & CEO. “More than 600 guests turned out in tribute to the Perrys and the Baums, and their commitment to put breast cancer out of business.”
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation would like to recognize its Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink partner, The Tracy Anderson Method.
Sponsors included Bay Street Advisors, Dom Pérignon, Goldman Sachs Gives, Leviev, Lisa Perry, Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn and Gary Cohn and sponsoring media partner, Town & Country.