Diddy, Known Internationally For His White Parties, To Host Long Island's First Pink Party To Fight Breast Cancer

Oct 13, 2010, 14:07 ET from Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition

WESTBURY, N.Y., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Although he is world famous for his white party in the Hamptons, rapper-turned-fashion mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs is hosting a pink party on Long Island on Thursday, October 14. A portion of the proceeds will benefit 1 in 9: The Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition and the LIPSG Foundation. Patrons are advised to wear a splash of pink to the event, which will take place at GLO Nightclub in Westbury.

No stranger to philanthropic endeavors, Diddy created a hot pink slip for charity through his clothing line, Sean John for Breast Cancer Care. He has supported the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and visited a 17-year-old cancer patient at a charity tennis match. He has also raised more than $2 million for New York schools and children suffering from HIV and AIDS in the New York City Marathon.

Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women of the United States. Over 200,000 cases are projected to be diagnosed in 2010 alone. Additionally, rates of breast cancer on Long Island are among the highest in the state of New York, with an average annual incidence rate of 116.9 per 100,000 women (compared to the statewide average of 104.1 per 100,000 women). There are 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States today.

Founded in 1990 by three-time breast cancer survivor Geri Barish, 1 in 9: The Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition is the region's largest organization dedicated to promoting breast cancer awareness. The organization committed to fighting the cancer epidemic through education, outreach, environmental advocacy, spearheading changes to legislation affecting cancer issues, and continuously raising money to support innovative epidemiological cancer research projects at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The website is http://www.1in9.org.

The LIPSG Foundation was created in 2008 and provides life-saving and life-changing plastic and reconstructive surgery both globally and locally to children and adults in need. In addition to treating patients who suffer from conditions such as cleft lip and palates, congenital deformities and facial and body trauma, the Foundation helps fund crucial new research and sets up domestic training programs to teach surgeons in other parts of the world better plastic surgery techniques. The website is http://www.lipsgfoundation.org.

According to John Smythe, Sr., the owner of GLO Nightclub who has arranged for Diddy's appearance, it's important to provide awareness for organizations like 1 in 9 that support the thousands of women on Long Island who have breast cancer. "We're honored to support them with this event during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and provide information booths at Diddy's appearance to educate our patrons and local residents."

Located in Westbury, GLO is Long Island's largest and most popular nightclub. Visually stunning, it features an expansive dance floor that can accommodate thousands with plush decor designed by an acclaimed interior designer and is fully-equipped with dozens of VIP suites as well as outdoor cabanas with personalized bottle service. GLO also boasts one of the most sophisticated sound systems on the East Coast and regularly features internationally-known DJs. Some of the world's best-known celebrities and music stars have appeared at GLO. The website is http://www.glonightclubli.com.

The event is being organized by Richard Bedrosian of the Long Island Promotion Group. The website is http://www.lipromotiongroup.com.


GLO Nightclub

737 Merrick Ave

Westbury, NY 11590

(516) 794-8022


Thursday, October 14 at 11:00 PM

SOURCE Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition