Source: The Independent

Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

October 24, 2012

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Art Auction For Tim

A fundraiser for Tim Lee, who was diagnosed last year with esophageal cancer, will be held today at 6 PM at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, where his family has roots dating back to 1953. There will be food, music by Nancy Atlas, and art, plus other items for sale. Suggested donation: $20. Want to contribute food or auction items in advance? Call Dee at 516-848-7603.

Halloween Ballroom

Tickets now on sale for the Halloween Ballroom Benefit Dance with DJ Louis del Prete at Riverhead Polish Hall on Friday from 8 PM to midnight. Tickets are $15 in advance and benefit Living Well Yoga and Fitness. For tickets visit

Real Men Wear Pink

A group of locals, headed by Southampton Hospital volunteer and East Hampton Village’s deputy mayor Barbara Borsack, a breast cancer survivor herself, have put together a benefit -- Saturday, 5 to 7 PM at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett -- with silent auction items like a golf foursome at The Bridge, a golf outing at the Maidstone Club, and over two dozen other big ticket items – to raise funds for three local cancer organizations.

All the proceeds will go toward: Lucia’s Angels which provides services from babysitting, massages, grocery shopping, help with heating bills, and more for women on the East End with late-stage breast, ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancer, The Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital, a local, all-volunteer group creating and sustaining a supportive network for women affected by breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers, and its focus is on early detection and empowerment to bring about better health care and an improved quality of life, and The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital, which offers a wide spectrum of breast health services, including education, early detection screenings, and breast cancer treatment and support.

The event is dedicated to the memory of Teresa Montant, who passed away on October 27 of last year. She had been aggressively working toward legislation that would help identify women with dense breast tissue as a likely cancer risk.

There are a limited number of tickets ($100) available, but raffle tickets are available as well. Call 631-324-0803 for tickets and further information.

Southampton Animal Shelter

Agway in Riverhead will host an adopt-a-thon for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation on Saturday. On Sunday HOWL-o-Ween will be celebrated at the shelter and will feature face painting, costume contests for you and your dog, an agility demonstration at 2 PM and, an all day ADOPT-O-WEEN. Launching November is “Playing for Life!” which will be hosted at the shelter on November 5 from 9 AM to 5 PM. The morning will feature a power point presentation incorporating over an hour of video, providing a stimulating and entertaining visual package for attendees. The afternoon session will be 100 percent hands-on demonstration of play groups, highlighting the introduction of new dogs into already existing groups. The fee for the entire day’s program is $60 per person with lunch included. For further information on all events please contact Cathy Deumler at 631-728-PETS ext. 139.

Food, Wine, and Balanchine

“Food, Wine, and Balanchine,” benefiting New York City Ballet will take place Sunday at Wolffer Estate Winery in Sagaponack. Starting at noon, an afternoon of food, wine and dance as the worlds of the Hamptons and New York City Ballet come together. NYCB Principal Dancer Jared Angle will lead a program discussing founding choreographer George Balanchine, his love of food, wine and dance. $125 per person. Visit

ARF Adopt-A-Thon

Look for the ARF (Animal Rescue Fund) Mobile Adoption Van at The Maize at Fairview Farm, 69 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton from 11 AM to 3 PM on Sunday. Kittens, cats, puppies and dogs will be available for adoption. For more information call 631-537-0400 ext. 207.

Girls Night Out

The Independent is proud to be a sponsor of Gurney’s fourth annual Girls Night Out event, which takes place on November 2 from 7 to 10 PM. The event benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and includes an evening of complimentary wine, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and spa pampering. For special room rates and spa discounts call 631-668-2345.

Blood Drive

A blood drive will take place November 8 from 7 AM to 5:45 PM at Southampton Hospital in the third floor teaching center. Those between the ages of 17 and 76, in good health, and over 110 pounds, should bring photo ID and Social Security number. Receive a $5 cafeteria voucher with your donation. Call 800-688-0900.

Pajama Party

CAST (Community Action Southold Town) will host its 4th Annual Pajama Party on November 19 at the Townsend Manor Inn in Greenport from 5 to 7 PM. CAST serves all low-income residents on the North Fork spanning from Orient Point to Laurel. CAST is looking for pajamas to accommodate over 100 children. For more information visit