The American Cancer Society’s Inaugural Hamptons Summer Bash Festive in Flip Flops, was presented by Discovery Communications’ Joe Abruzzese and Horizon Media’s Bill Koenigsberg and co-chaired by Sherri Abruzzese and Gopa Dobson. Coordinated by special events planner Joanna Cummings of Elite Weddings & Events.
Mark Feuerstein, star of Royal Pains made an excellent emcee. Over 250 guests were donned in festive attire for a Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs dinner and danced to music by The Touch. Over $200,000.00 was raised and there was an auction of fabulous prizes; each guest received a pair of Flip Flops donated by FlipOut Sandals.
Silver Sponsors: Bobby Van’s Restaurants, Carlo’s Bakery, , Michael and Mary Levine Foundation, Turner Broadcasting/CNN, Vivaki.Kleinfeld
Benefit Committee: Lori Berke; Christy Birnbaum; Ellie Libby; Ann Liguori; Emma K. McGrattan; Leslie B. Anderson, Esq; Cynthia F. Grauer; Deborah A. Taylor; Jordana Roberts; Harriet Rosenberger; Kristina L. Scanio; Gloria Snyder; Shari Vermeulen
Guests included: Buddy Valastro, Cake Boss; Ronnie Rothstein, Say Yes to the Dress; Jean and Martin Shafiroff; Sharon Bush; Carmen Marc Valvo, couturier; Joe Abruzzese, Discovery Communications; Bill Koenigsberg, Horizon Media; B. Smith, lifestyle expert; Joseph Smith, Bobby Van’s; Greg D’Alba, Turner Broadcasting; David Levy, Turner Broadcasting; Ann Liguori, Sports Broadcaster; Mary and Michael Levine; Shari Vermeulen and more.