Pink Pearl Gala

5720 Route 25A
Wading River, New York 11792

News 12 LI Reporter Shari Einhorn Emcees Pink Pearl Gala for North Fork Breast Health Coalition

At the inaugural Pink Pearl Gala, the North Fork Breast Health Coalition will recognize gastroenterologist Dr. Joseph M. Duva with the first Pink Pearl Spirit Award. The dinner and award ceremony will be held in the elegant ballroom at the East Wind Inn and Caterers. News 12 Long Island Reporter Shari Einhorn will emcee the event.

The gala was named for Pearl Philindas, past president of the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, who passed away last year. She will be honored posthumously with the first Pink Pearl Community Service Award. In addition, Janine Nebons of Tanger Outlets will receive the first Pink Pearl Corporate Leadership Award. She has been instrumental in the success of sixteen NFBHC Annual 5K Walks held at the Riverhead outlet center.

Seating is available for $95 per person. Dinner and dance music is included.To reserve individual seating, reserve tables for a group or to inquire about corporate sponsorship opportunities, please leave a message at the coalition office in Riverhead at 631-208-8889, contact Event Chair Melanie McEvoy at or visit

Eastern Long Island Hematology Oncology has already agreed to be a major sponsor of the event. With offices in Riverhead and Southampton, the practice includes Doctors Louis J. Avvento, Alexander Zuhoski and Deepali Sharma.