10th Annual In Pink Brunch & Comedy Show Breaks Records
Nearly five hundred supporters from across the Merrimack Valley came together for a celebration of women’s health this past weekend as Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) hosted its 10th Annual In Pink Brunch and Comedy Show on Saturday, October 26 at Andover Country Club.
Featuring nationally-renowned comedienne Loretta LaRoche, this year’s In Pink event set records for sponsorships and revenue, which translate into an increased capacity to provide essential, first-class women’s health programming for GLFHC patients.
The $112,000 raised is a 19% increase over last year, and reflects a 29% rise in sponsor donations. This is the first year that proceeds have surpassed $100,000, and GLFHC is grateful to all sponsors and attendees for their support. “It is telling that this event has grown in stature, prominence and impact year after year, and this year’s rise was nothing short of remarkable,” said Senior Vice President for External Relations, Rich Napolitano. “We are so fortunate to have partners, sponsors and friends who believe in this event enough to support it this way, and we are committed to putting these resources to the best possible use.”
Dianne J. Anderson, President and CEO of Lawrence General Hospital, was honored with the Rosalyn Kempton Wood Award for Inspirational Leadership. The award was presented to her by Claire Wilkes, daughter of the late Rosalyn Wood.
Also honored was breast cancer survivor Mercedes Perez. Mercedes is a member of GLFHC’s Fuente de Esperanza, the only bilingual cancer support group in the Merrimack Valley. “We are strong women with the mental capacity to overcome anything,” commented Perez.
This spirit of optimism and positivity has become a hallmark of In Pink, and of Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s enduring commitment to providing top-quality healthcare to its patients. “We are truly thankful to the Greater Lawrence community for their support,” added Napolitano, “and this event is a true reflection of the mission and impact of Greater Lawrence Family Health Center.”