An extraordinary fashion show by Brunello Cucinelli, including a visit via Skype by the designer. A moving and hilarious keynote address by charming bestselling author, Jane Green. Stunning pink chairs, pillows and dog beds. Edible art. “Pink-a-tini’s.” Ladies in pink. Men in pink ties. Waiters with pink headpieces.

Such was the extraordinary scene as over 500 people gathered at Mitchells of Westport to raise money for local breast cancer patients in need at Pink Aid’s 3rd annual fundraiser.

As in Pink Aid’s past two luncheons, the emotional climax of the program was the “Celebration of Survivorship” fashion show, featuring 14 local breast cancer survivors, modeling Mitchells fall fashions, accompanied by loved ones they wish to honor.

A warm feeling of community was palpable when breast cancer survivor Mari Hunt, took the stage after walking the runway with her daughter by her side, to personally thank the audience for the free mammo program and compassionate services funded by Pink Aid that she credits with saving her life.

Thanks to the extraordinary support of the local corporate and interior design communities, sponsors, donors, local businesses and volunteers, over half a million dollars was raised, with local schools continuing to “play for Pink Aid” throughout October.

In the words of Andrew Mitchell-Namdar, “No woman should go without a wig.”

Or a mammo.

Pink hearts to you all!