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A Sea of Pink

From Left to Right: Sara George, Sondra Marcus, Harriet Shapiro, Linda Leeds, Mary Rosenberg, Iliette Oliveros, Lourdes Rosell, Ellen Genet, Sherry Bernstein, Norma Jean Abraham, Bonnie Sepe, Susan Isenberg

A record number of 750 guests attended the Cancer Link “A Sea of Pink” ocean themed luncheon & auction to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on Thursday, October 10, 2013.

One of the city’s largest benefits for breast cancer research, the luncheon at Jungle Island raised over $220,000 for research to find better treatments and a cure for breast cancer.

Guests were welcomed by dancers and different tasting stations and specialty bars during the silent auction. The luncheon’s highlight was a fashion extravaganza featuring the Mayda Cisneros Couture Collection.

Marlene Berg, Founder and Chairman, along with her Co-Presidents, Diane Madden and Ivette Martino-Sarol and Co-Chairmen Susan Kaufman, Linda Leeds, Harriet Shapiro, Laura Robbins, Sherry Bernstein, Debbie Deutch, Ellen Genet, Sondra Marcus, Mary Rosenberg, Ana Trejos, Sara George, Jennifer Madrigal, Susan Isenberg, Barbara Berg, Iliette Oliveros, Bonnie Sepe, Lourdes Rosell, Norma Jean Abraham and Viriginia Praschnik shared their conviction that “every dollar raised brings us closer to conquering this disease.”

Golden sponsor: Gary Goldbloom in Memory of Evelyn Goldbloom, Expedia – Dara & Sidney Khosrowshahi.

Silver sponsors: Anthony R. Abraham Foundation, Bliss Spa South Beach & Elemis Spa Merrick Park, Roberta & Hal Kaye, Linda Widrich Weitz.

Bronze sponsors: 12th Ward Productions, Kristina Adler, Allergan Medical Breast Aesthetics, Bunny Bastian, Berg, Ettleman & Berg, P.A., The Blank Foundation, Betty Madigan Brandt, CP+B, Gables Engineering Inc., Greenberg Traurig, P.A., GREY GOOSE Vodka, Ivette Martino-Sarol, Praschnik Fine Jewelers and Patricia Truppman.

Celebrants: Kim Bacardi, Ramona Hall, Wayne Haltiwanger, Diane Heller, Allison Hockman, Chanin Hott-Carlin, Lola Jacobson, The Kaufman Family, Irene Korge, Sandra Levy, Diana Lopez, Diane Madden, Cristina Mara, Lizette Martino-Diaz, Cynthia McNeill, Mary Rosenberg, Brooke Saewitz, Harriet Shapiro, Kathy Simkins, Electra Spillis, Ana Trejos, Josie Wang and Betty Wohl.

For more pictures from this event, please visit our Facebook photo album by clicking here

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