Deets: The Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink is an annual two-part event benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). The morning Paddle Board Race is a multi-skill level, WPA sanctioned points race that attracts hundreds of paddlers and spectators. The evening Sunset Party, previously held at the residence of Lisa and Richard Perry, is hosted by BCRF Board Member Maria Baum and her husband, Larry.
This unique event has become one of the hottest signature soirées on the Hamptons summer circuit. It was founded in 2012 by Maria Baum, a mother of four, the CEO of Tracy Anderson, investor, entrepreneur, and a partner of Tutto Il Giorno restaurants. Maria was introduced to paddle boarding shortly after being diagnosed with breast cancer. She found it provided a positive outlet during her treatment and subsequent recovery. Inspired by her own passion for the sport, Maria was moved to use paddle boarding as a way to raise critical funds for lifesaving breast cancer research.
Last year’s event was the most successful to date raising over $1.9 million, selling out at both the paddle race and the party. Notable attendees included Gwyneth Paltrow, Nile Rodgers, Tracy Anderson, Gabrielle Reece and Laird Hamilton.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is committed to being the end of breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. This year, BCRF is investing $54 million to support the work of 240 scientists at leading medical and academic institutions across 13 countries, making BCRF the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. By committing 91 cents of every dollar directly to its mission, BCRF remains one of the nation’s most fiscally responsible non-profits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization in the US with an “A+” from CharityWatch and has been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars 13 times since 2002. Visit www.bcrfcure.org to learn more.
Who You May Spot: Last year's attendees included Gwyneth Paltrow, Gabby Reece & Laird Hamilton, Tracy Anderson, Molly Sims, Rachel Zoe, Monique Lhullier, Jennifer Fischer, Nicole Miller, Katie Lee, Pat Kiernan, Brendan Fallis, David & Sybil Yurman, Meghann Gunderman & Jason Sehorn, Lauran & Charlie Walk, Christina Steinbrenner, Brian and Amy France, Alex Guarnaschelli and more.
Hint For The Average Socialite: Sponsorship, lounge, table packages & ticket information is available online!