Sunday, July 20th, 2014 had perfect weather. The bright white tent was filled with colorful table linens and fresh flowers from the gardens. Food tables were set up by the finest restaurants, caterers and bakeries in the area and we even had a big barbeque blazing on the far side.
The guests mingled, sipped drinks, ate, sat under the tent or on garden chairs set up on the sweeping lawn behind Christ Church Oyster Bay.
At 8:15 the award ceremony began and our honoree and 2014 Alice Roosevelt Longworth recipient, Marguerite Casparian, accepted her well deserved recognition for ten years of unparalleled service to the Oyster Bay Community.
This was followed by the models, our Warrior Angel Survivor Models, who were accompanied by their heroes- their caregivers. Before each model stepped onto the runway, her tribute to her hero was read. Cheers, tears, and standing ovations followed. When the last model finished, the event turned to the second theme of the evening. We were saluting the Heroes-Our Caregivers, and we were remembering what happened 45 years ago that same evening on July 20th in 1969 when man first walked on the moon. This was followed a few weeks later by a little gathering up the New York State Thruway called Woodstock, and over in London, the Beatles were busy recording Abbey Road. At the same time, Paul Simon wrote, "A Bridge Over Troubled Water." What a summer that was. Heroes, love, peace and the perfect song that epitomizes what our heroes mean to us, getting us through our troubled times.
We turned the night over to the amazing Mostly Moptop Band, and the dancing began and didn't end for a very long time....
Everyone present has reported this was the best party the No Surrender Breast Cancer Foundation ever held. We agree. We also wish everyone could have been there. To give you a taste- take a look at our party here:
A very special thank you to Christ Church, Mostly Moptop, Birch Lifestyle Boutique, JMclaughlin, Periwinkles, Christina's Epicure, Jack Halyards, Suzie Cakez, The Coach, Country Plaza Caterers, Mario's and Bagel Boss.