CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: CO-CHAIRS ALI MITCHELL AND HER HUSBAND CHRIS; PINK AID FOUNDING
MEMBERS (LEFT TO RIGHT) RENEE MANDIS, AMY KATZ, ANDREW MITCHELL-NAMDAR AND AMY
GROSS; THE PINK AID BOARD OF DIRECTORS WITH THIS YEAR’S GUEST SPEAKER, LARA LOGAN.
MISSING FROM PHOTO ARE BOARD MEMBERS JEN FREEDMAN AND DEB PLACEY. LONG ISLAND
PHOTOGRAPHER: JOHN VATER, CONNECTICUT PHOTOGRAPHER: BRUCE PLOTKIN
who is looking forward to expanding Pink Aid further into Long Island with events and fund- raisers on the horizon. If you’re interested in helping in either Fairfield County or Long Island, go to PinkAid. org to donate time, money or find out about their fun and meaningful events. All donations are tax deductible. Contributions can be sent to Pink Aid, PO Box 5157, Westport, Connecti- cut 06881. There are opportunities for a wide range of age groups; area high schools have been big supporters, including Weston High School, Staples and Greens Farms, staging Play4Pink Games, organizing bake sales, and selling custom Ts; supporters of all ages are welcome. Amy Levin-Epstein is a Greenwich-based writer and the senior features editor at The Knot magazine in New York City. *
Mitchell-Namdar says that Pink Aid has affected him as much as its affected the lives of those who benefit from it. “It’s amazing to see in action how the money is being used. At least once a week I get a note from a woman who has been helped. Once I got a note from a woman who lost her hair to chemo and was struggling and not able to afford a $40 wig. Her young daughter was afraid of her and thought her mommy was an alien and refused to hug her. We got her a wig and the daughter felt better and so did mom,” says Mitchell-Namdar,
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