Every year the East End community awaits the annual birdhouse auction to help benefit the Coalition for Women's Cancers at Southampton Hospital. This year the auction took place at Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton. Over 80 artists donated their talents and creativity to help design a one of a kind birdhouse, which was auctioned auctioned off to raise money for the Coalition’s various cancer support programs. Actress Renee Zellweger, whose close friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, serves as honorary chair of the event.
The birdhouse auction is one of the major fundraising events of the Coalition. It began several years ago as the brainstorm of East End artist and breast cancer survivor Karyn Mannix. The auction is always held in October, which is breast health awareness month, in hopes that it will be the perfect reminder for all to get your annual health check.
Coalition President Susie Roden adds, “This is a large local community event that everyone enjoys, where our community gives back to itself. It is a wonderful event.”