MidState Medical Center’s 2008 sold-out Pink Partini Fashion Show in October will go down as the largest event in MidState’s 10-year history.
More than 850 guests gathered at the Aqua Turf in Southington, Conn., for an evening filled with laughter, fashion, and celebrations.
Were excited to have so many members of our staff support this fundraiser, says Gail Millerick, director of development. This is a first-time event, but with enough community support, we can make it an annual one.Mrs. Connecticut 2008, Lynette Letsky Piombo.
Fashion show participants modeled clothes from local retail stores, including Talbots of South bury; Kimberly Boutique of West Hartford; The Dressing Room of Wallingford; Diva Kidz of Westfarms Mall, Farmington; and Modern Formals of Meriden, North Haven and Southington.Miguel Cardona, 4, stole the show with
his rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
Gov. M. Jodi Rell served as the honorary chairwoman of the event, and while she was unable to be there that night, she did send a letter of support that was read on her behalf.
Mrs. Connecticut, Lynette Letsky Piombo, an advocate for breast cancer awareness, attended the event.
Millerick says the hospital organized the event to raise money and awareness of breast cancer in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month. MidState scheduled the show for November, however, so it would not conflict with another event the hospital hosted last month.Cancer survivors Debbie and Joe Cadena strut their stuff on the catwalk.
Any time is a good time to raise money for cancer research and breast cancer awareness, she says.
The proceeds from the event support MidState’s Cancer Center in Meriden.Maddy Riordan rules the runway with her mom and Director of Breast Services at MidState, Elizabeth Riordan, MD.
Watch a video of the event on MidState’s Web site: http://www.midstatemedical.org/Section4/Section4_4.aspx