Light It Up Pink Event 2022

Breast Cancer Awarness MonthDespite the rain (The Show Must Go On), it was a great night on Thursday, honoring our Fighters/Survivors and Lighting Up The Office Pink with an amazing light show. The amazing event under Andrea’s leadership and the work of her, Angela, Karissa, and Paul. Our social media specialist Melanie unfortunately could not make it. And thanks to the staff for all their contributions. Everyone on the staff rose to the occasion and contributed. And from the looks of things, it seems as though they had a great time.

The black and white photos of our Fighters by Angela were stunning.

And thanks to all who came to honor our Fighters. And what a pep talk from Silvana Cusimano!

All the many vendors who made significant contributions were recognized at the event. Too many to list here, and many thanks. Special thanks to our collaborator—Summer and Vantage Oncology. Appreciate Jeff Flynn’s remarks and the many Gramercy Surgery folks who helped make the night special. Councilman Brannan showed up late after the speeches, and we talked for a few moments. Many thanks for his support over the years.

It certainly is convenient having a good Irish bar next to the office, and thanks to Kitty Kiernans for the use of their space and their goodwill. The food was excellent, and the DJ finally selected some good 60s tunes as there was dancing on the sidewalk after the rain stopped.

Back to our Fighters/Survivors…..there are hundreds of women (and some men) in this practice who are fighting this disease and surviving. It is my hope that we can ultimately get around to honoring all of them at some future point. And we would like to honor the Fighters/Survivors outside this practice. We are in the process of developing a quality Survivorship Program, and a night like this moves this project along. More on this later…..

While this was a terrific celebration, I was remiss at the event not to recognize those less fortunate in their fight against breast cancer. It is the fervent hope of everyone working in this field to continue to shrink the number of patients who aren’t so lucky so we can have more celebratory events like this…Onward…