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Ladies Event Smashing Success

With over 500 women in attendance, the Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer’s Seventeenth Annual Ladies Night Out was an evening to remember. Held on Oct. 23 at Leonard’s of Great Neck. The evening included a lively vendor’s boutique, an exquisitely presented silent auction and many opportunities to support the Coalition’s mission to fund breast cancer research, increase awareness through education and provide support services to those with breast cancer and related diseases through its Outreach Program.

MWCABC President Marybeth Accurso started off the program with a warm welcome and then extended a heartfelt thank you to the evening’s chairpeople, Leslie Fleck, Sharon Messina and Tara LaSalle. She went on to introduce Dr. Elizabeth Comen of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the featured speaker who is one of the recipients of this year’s fundraising. Comen spoke of her work as a scientist in pursuit of a cure for breast cancer and her passion for working toward successful results in her lab explaining that MWCABC research monies go a long way toward furthering her work.  Maria Troisi Mohan, a Manhasset resident and breast cancer survivor as well as MWCABC Outreach participant, shared her journey with breast cancer. Her inspiring story was answered with a standing ovation.   

The evening featured a runway fashion show by Gallery Couture. The atmosphere was electric as each Manhasset modelled outfits, amid much cheering and clapping, as she cruised the runaway.  

The Board of MWCABC and the entire Ladies Night Out committee wish to express their thanks to all who helped to make this event the spectacular success that it was.