BOSTON — 500 guests turned out for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation‘s annual Boston Hot Pink Party, which was held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the InterContinental Boston hotel.
The event swanky gala raised more than $2 million for breast cancer research and the BCRF has awarded more than $8 million in grants this year.
New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick and his girlfriend Linda Holliday received the organization’s Carolyn Lynch Humanitarian Award for their commitment to breast cancer research.
Gov. Charlie Baker told TV station WHDH that the recognition is well-deserved. “I certainly think if you’re looking for a symbol of excellence over time, which is in many respects what this foundation has been all about, they’re not going to find a better one than what Coach Belichick has accomplished.”
Among those in attendance were Holliday’s daughters, fashionistas and bloggers Kat and Ashley Hess; Massachusetts’ first lady Lauren Baker; football great Doug Flutie and his wife, Laurie; mega-builder John Fish; WZLX 100.7’s Sue Brady; WBZ-TV’s Paula Ebben and her husband, Bill; philanthropist Simone Winston; tech and business guru Bob Davis and his wife, Rita; and Pyramid Group’s Rick Kelleher and his wife, Nancy, who hosted the original Pink Party events at the Boston Harbor Hotel.
All photos by Bill Brett