Pink Runway, a celebration of life and second chances. An opportunity to encourage early detection and fundraise for the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center
OCTOBER 5, 2023
2023 PINK RUNWAY MODELS
Colleen Orilio I'm walking to thank everyone who help me through this journey especially my husband, daughters, family, friends and coworkers. Shikira Quamina I'm walking because I'm happy to be here and want to celebrate my Auntie Pearl's Birthday in a special way. Rachel Lousteau I’m walking to commemorate this journey and to celebrate the lifesaving care of Dr. Borgen and his team at Maimonides. Kimyatta Davis I’m walking to confirm when you stop procrastinating and refuse to be a hypocrite you can have a healthy, happy pep when you step.
Melissa Kono I walk because my good friend Kristi Vosbeck is this years’s designer and she was so supportive of me when I was diagnosed earlier this year. I walk for the friends, family, and caregivers who support us as we fight and survive.
2023 PINK RUNWAY MODELS
Judith Susskind I’m walking the Pink Runway to say, don’t curse the darkness because you have breast cancer. Celebrate the light because you found it, and have it on the run. Marina Kopaleishvil Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever. Annette Gutierrez I am doing the pink runway show because I want others to know how great God is. The strength I had has come through prayer and amazing physicians!
Marian Brooks I am walking the Pink Runway to give thanks and appreciation as a four time survivor. I am so grateful for Maimonides, Dr. Burdette, Dr. Alagkiozidis and all the amazing kindness of everyone at the Breast Center. Especially my hero Dr. Borgen!
2023 PINK RUNWAY MODELS
Karen Muro I always believed I was a lover not a fighter. Breast cancer taught me I am both!
Andrea Nurse I am walking to remind myself of the strength that I have. I am proof that there is life after a breast cancer diagnosis.
Joanna Linksman I’m walking the Pink Runway
because I want to tell my husband and my 3 kids I am brave and strong.
Rosemarie Zappulla II am walking to remind all the families affected by breast cancer to always let your faith be bigger than your fear & never lose hope!
2023 PINK RUNWAY MODELS
Ornesha Watson I am walking in this show as a representation of what living life fully and beautifully after cancer looks like!
Katherine Dillon I am walking because I choose to live my best life, to turn lemons to lemonade, to heal, to help, and to bring joy.
Tatsiana Fiodarava I am walking the Pink Runway to thank the people who helped me fight cancer. I want to thank Dr. Andaz, Dr. Burdette, Dr. Gallant, Dr. Cohen, Dr. Alagkiozidis as well as Coordinator Viki Plat, Physician Assistant Yan Pronin and Launda Bernard. It is because of these professionals that I was able to complete the treatment without fear. Erlinda Tanhueco I am so thankful to God, and my family for helping me through my treatment. I want to send a special thank you to the breast cancer team at Maimonides hospital. Everyone has been so great, and I pray that you continue to be safe and healthy. May you continue to bless others as you have blessed me.
KRISTI VOSBECK INSTAGRAM @KRISTIVOSBECKBRIDAL @KRISTIVOSBECK
KRISTI VOSBECK THANK YOU TO OUR REMARKABLE DESIGNERS, WHOSE UNWAVERING PARTICIPATION HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL TO THIS YEAR'S SUCCESS. YOUR USE OF FASHION TO CHAMPION SUCH A WORTHY CAUSE IS TRULY INSPIRING. With a background spanning various facets of the fashion industry, Kristi Vosbeck founded KRISTI VOSBECK LLC in March 2009 after her studies at Parsons. Her unique brand revitalizes legacy (vintage) designs, infusing them with a fresh and edgy twist, resulting in one-of-a-kind works of art that beautifully merge elegance with creativity. In 2010, Kristi introduced her signature KV collection, which includes red carpet gowns and ready-to-wear collections. Her designs have garnered acclaim from Women’s Wear Daily, graced the pages of VOGUE, HARPER’S BAZAAR, and GLAMOUR, and adorned celebrities at events like the Oscars and Emmys. The KV collection has made its mark on runways in Paris and New York, with designs available in boutiques across the United States and even as far as the Middle East. Notably, 100% of KRISTI VOSBECK's production occurs in the Garment District of New York City, demonstrating a commitment to supporting local businesses and contributing to job stability in the community.
FOR INQUIRIES AND PRICING, PLEASE CONTACT KRISTI@KRISTIVOSBECK.COM
ESTEFANIA TURBAY THANK YOU TO OUR REMARKABLE DESIGNERS, WHOSE UNWAVERING PARTICIPATION HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL TO THIS YEAR'S SUCCESS. YOUR USE OF FASHION TO CHAMPION SUCH A WORTHY CAUSE IS TRULY INSPIRING.
E. Turbay, founded by Estefanía Turbay, embodies the essence of sustainable, women-led fashion. Rooted in experience gained from renowned brands like Lafayette, Reebok, and Völkl, Estefanía returned to Colombia to create a brand that champions versatility, contemporary style, uncomplicated elegance, and timeless comfort. The brand's commitment to collaboration and empowerment shines through partnerships with factories led by single mothers and certified sustainable Colombian textile producers. E. Turbay's creations now reach countries such as Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Peru, and the USA. With two retail stores in Bogotá, five multi-brand showrooms, and a dedicated online platform, they prioritize fair pricing, optimal production, and meticulous quality. The focus on slow fashion ensures that garments stand the test of time, offering day-to-night versatility. The brand's international presence includes participation in NYFW, where one collection earned coverage in VOGUE Latin America and graced Times Square screens in New York.
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Dr. Natalie Zelenko 2023 PINK RUNWAY HERO
Dr. Natalie Zelenko holds a medical degree from Cornell University Medical College from where she graduated in 2004. She completed her radiology residency program at Maimonides Medical Center and became the first Breast Imaging fellow at MMC. Dr. Zelenko has been a dedicated breast radiologist at our breast center since 2010 and for the past 8 years has served as the Associate Director of Breast Imaging. Dr. Zelenko is an author of multiple published peer review articles, several radiology textbook chapters and has presented at national radiology conferences. She has organized numerous community outreach events, educating women about the importance of breast cancer screening and empowering them to take an active role in their health.
Dr. Zelenko’s Philosophy: “Patient Comfort and Medical Teamwork are critical components of patient care. It is essential for me to be able to provide a comfortable and painless environment during the diagnostic process. I deeply believe that a patient's best outcome is achieved when specialists from various medical disciplines collaborate closely with each other in the care of every individual patient.”
A SINCERE THANK YOU WANDA SYKES “WITH STRENGTH, RESILIENCE, AND SUPPORT OF LOVED ONES, WE CAN BEAT THIS THING!” - WANDA SYKES
The Maimonides Breast Cancer Center extends its deepest appreciation to Wanda Sykes for the genuine support she has graciously extended to the 16 courageous breast cancer survivors who will grace the runway. Our courageous models have found unwavering strength, renewed hope, and the comforting knowledge that they are not alone on this challenging journey. We are privileged and honored to welcome Wanda into our Pink Runway family. Her spirit will infuse every moment of this special evening, reminding us all of the incredible power of unity, strength, and shared inspiration.
In Gratitude to Maimonides‘ Board of Trustees
WE EXTEND OUR HEARTFELT APPRECIATION TO THE MAIMONIDES BOARD OF TRUSTEES, WHOSE UNWAVERING LEADERSHIP AND BOUNDLESS GENEROSITY HAVE PLAYED A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE RESOUNDING SUCCESS OF THIS YEAR'S 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF PINK RUNWAY.
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Gold Sponsor Paul Walsh Silver Sponsors Alex Rovt
Marty Payson Paul Addison
Donna Astion Peter Rebenwurzel
TITLE SPONSORSHIP Maimonides Medical Center gratefully acknowledges the commitment and generous support of FRANCINE PARNES
S ince 2008, Francine Parnes has stood as a steadfast pillar of strength for the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center. Her unwavering commitment to our mission has not only touched our hearts but transformed countless lives. It is with immense pride and gratitude that we recognize Francine Parnes’s generous commitment to serve as our Title Sponsor for this year’s 10-year Pink Runway anniversary. Her extraordinary gift has not only ensured our continued success but has served as the catalyst for our forward momentum. Through her generosity, Dr. Borgen and his remarkable team have been empowered to provide individuals from Brooklyn and beyond with the highest level of care, support, and hope. With deepest gratitude and the utmost honor, we thank Francine Parnes for her relentless dedication to our cause. Together, we stand united in the fight against breast cancer, forging a path towards a brighter and healthier future for all.
MARY SINGH MAIMONIDES BOARD OF TRUSTEES PINK VISIONARY SPONSOR
Congratulations to the remarkable women walking tonight's Pink Runway, Dr. Pat Borgen and the unwaveringly dedicated Cancer Center staff. I am honored to celebrate the strength and resilience of breast cancer survivors and the commitment of those who relentlessly champion the fight against the disease.
Mary Singh, Maimonides Medical Center Board of Trustees.
PINK VISIONARY SPONSOR AZZAM OBEID MAIMONIDES BOARD OF TRUSTEES
PINK VISIONARY SPONSOR
Thank you to our Corporate Sponsor, Subaru, for supporting Maimonides’ Breast Cancer Center. On Behalf of Dr. Borgen, his incredible team and the courageous survivors, we appreciate your unwavering commitment to uplifting our local community in Brooklyn.
BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES PINK VISIONARY SPONSOR
JENNIFER AND STEVEN EISENSTADT PINK DIAMOND SPONSOR
Jennifer and Steven Eisenstadt
MORRIS LEVINE KEY FOOD STORES FOUNDATION PINK VISIONARY SPONSOR
PAUL WALSH MAIMONIDES BOARD OF TRUSTEES PINK DIAMOND SPONSOR
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ALEX ROVT MAIMONIDES BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Salute to Ken Gibbs, CEO, and all executive staff of MMC and congratulations to the entire team of the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center on a well-deserved merit.
Alex Rovt, PhD, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.
JUDITH AND WARREN FEDER
Judith and Warren Feder
In honor of Dr. Patrick Borgen who has given so much to his patients, his community, and his profession. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
GOLD SPONSOR BLAVATNIK FAMILY FOUNDATION
GOLD SPONSOR HEARST
GOLD SPONSOR AFFINITY BY MOLINA HEALTHCARE
GOLD SPONSOR RACHEL LOUSTEAU
This journey isn't one I chose to take, but I left mended by your hands, steeled by your confidence, educated by
your wisdom and humbled by your compassion.
Thank You & Your Team From the Bottom of My
DORIS AND MARTY PAYSON MAIMONIDES BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Doris and Marty Payson
Dottie and Marty Payson extend their deep appreciation and congratulations on the world class care Dr Borgen and his team are providing to cancer patients from Brooklyn, NY Metropolitan area and far away.
DONNA ASTION AND MICHAEL FRICKLAS MAIMONIDES BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Donna Astion and Michael Fricklas
Donna Astion, esteemed member of Maimonides’ Board of Trustees, and Michael Fricklas extend their warmest congratulations to the inspirational Pink Runway Models, Dr. Pat Borgen, and the dedicated Cancer Center staff. They salute the heroic breast cancer survivors and all those who tirelessly champion the fight against breast cancer.
PAUL ADDISON MAIMONIDES BOARD OF TRUSTEES
With deep honor and heartfelt congratulations, I extend my admiration to the remarkable Pink Runway Models, the indomitable Dr. Pat Borgen, and the dedicated Breast Cancer Center staff. Your presence and dedication are the lifeblood of our shared mission, filling us with immense pride as we stand united in our ongoing battle against breast cancer,
SILVER SPONSOR PETER REBENWURZEL MAIMONIDES BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SILVER SPONSOR ERMINIA RIVERA MAIMONIDES BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Erminia Rivera and the Gilbert Rivera Foundation, would like to extend its warmest congratulations to the models that will walk down the runway, celebrating the precious gift of life and new beginnings. We want to convey our deep gratitude to all the devoted doctors and medical staff for your unwavering commitment, exceptional service you bring on a daily basis.
I have known Pat since my initial breast cancer diagnosis in 1990. He has been my surgeon five times and has always astonished me with his level of personal care. I have been through five types of chemotherapy plus radiation and when hope was all but gone, Pat found an experimental program for which I was a fit and has kept me alive for over 12 years. It never would have been available were it not for Pat’s concern. which extended far beyond the O.R. Through the years I have referred seven other women to him and each has agreed that Pat’s passion for his patients and their care makes each of us feel as if we are the only one who has been diagnosed with this devastating disease. SANDRA VAN DEN BROEK JACKIE BELLIS As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, I will be forever grateful for Dr. Borgen’s unimaginable level of care while treating my mother. Over the last 30+ years, he has repeatedly gone out of his way to ensure that my mother has had access to the highest quality of surgical options and even encouraged non-traditional supportive care like acupuncture. He has been an essential part of keeping my mother alive well beyond anyone’s expectations an our family will be forever indebted to him.
SILVER SPONSOR MOLLI SURGICAL
MOLLI Surgical is honored to be a sponsor of Pink Runway to support women in their cancer journeys and celebrate their beauty and strength. Our company began with one female patient voice who told us about the need for a more patient-centered approach to surgery and we have listened ever since.
Tonight, we cheer on the Pink Runway models and the work of Maimonides Breast Cancer Center!
DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIOLOGY & AABP INTEGRATIVE PAIN & WELLNESS Congratulations and Best Wishes
To All the Pink Heroes and Pink Warriors!
Department of Anesthesiology
AABP Integrative Pain and Wellness
SILVER SPONSOR GILEAD ONCOLOGY
Together we’re helping to bring more life to people with cancer. Gilead Oncology is proud to support the incredible breast team at Maimonides
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CHANGING OUR WORLD SALUTES THE MAIMONIDES BREAST CANCER CENTER AND CONGRATULATES THIS YEAR’S PINK RUNWAY MODELS FOR THEIR COURAGE, DETERMINATION, AND RESILENCE.
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