National Breast Cancer Awareness month may be winding down, but at Gurney’s Inn Resort and Spa in Montauk it's just getting started.
On Wednesday, from noon to 3 p.m., Gurney’s and the South Fork Community Health Initiative are scheduling free mammograms for women without healthcare coverage.
Then on Nov. 2, Gurney’s will host Girls Night Out to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an event that celebrates breast cancer survivors. Last year, the event raised over $30,000.
DJ Serg & The Lawrence Cooley Band will perform, complimentary "pink" cocktails will be served, there will be a wine tasting, passed hors d’oeuvres, psychic readings, salon pampering and even a fashion show featuring local shops. Local businesses have provided plenty of items for a Chinese auction, silent auction, and a balloon raffle. All of the proceeds are donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The party starts at 7 p.m.
“Early detection is critical to fighting breast cancer, and we are proud to partner with the South Fork Health Initiative to schedule free screenings for women in need,” said Candace Monte, the spa director. She founded Girls Night Out and has coordinated the event for the past four years.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, founded by the late Evelyn Lauder in 1993, has raised more than $380 million to support research to find a cure for breast cancer.
Tickets for Girls Night Out start at $35 for entry, $50 at door. The $70 support level includes one 15 minute spa treatment, either a mini manicure, chair massage or quickie hair styling; the $100 benefit level includes a gift bag and a choice of two treatments; the $150 enpower level includes a gift bag, psychic reading, 5 raffle tickets and a choice of two treatments. To purchase tickets call Gurney’s at 631.668.2345 ext 7600.