Brooklyn’s Most Fashionable Fundraiser
American Cancer Society Pink and Black Tie Gala Returns on May 12th
Brooklyn, NY (April 13, 2011) - For the third year in a row, the American Cancer Society will be holding its Pink and Black Tie Gala at Brooklyn’s Stage 6 at Steiner Studios. Leading the committee and hosting the event is Brooklyn’s own style expert Stacy London of TLC’s What Not To Wear.
“At some point in everyone’s life, he or she will be affected by cancer, whether it’s a personal experience or someone they know,” said Stacy. “This event supports the American Cancer Society, a charity very close to my heart. I can’t imagine not being a part of such a wonderful night and such an important organization.”
This year, Stacy will be joined by actor and one of the night’s honorees Malik Yoba, “pink carpet” host Cat Greenleaf, 103.5 KTU’s Cindy Vero, and auctioneers comedian Chuck Nice and History Detective’s Elyse Luray.
Other honorees for the night are Steven Cohen, General Manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones Organization and Antonio D. Martin, Executive Director of Kings County Hospital Center. These three community leaders are being recognized for their outstanding leadership provided to Brooklyn’s healthcare, cultural and business communities.
A fun filled night of dancing, dining and an exciting auction of luxury items and travel is expected for all attendees, who are asked to wear fabulous pink and black attire.
Tickets start at $300. Last year’s gala raised $225,000 to support Brooklyn cancer patients and their families as well as national life saving research initiatives. The goal this year is to raise $260,000.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.pinkandblacktiegala.com or contact Tamara Ehlin at 718-622-2492 ext. 5115.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.