Woodmere native and Hewlett High School graduate Carolyn Gusoff, an award-winning television journalist, will be the guest speaker at Pink Aid Long Island’s fifth annual event, this year “Celebration of Life Fashion Show” on Oct. 17.
Pink Aid helps underserved Long Island women survive breast cancer treatment with support and dignity. Offering grants to support programs that provide services including free breast cancer screenings plus funds to help cover non-medical expenses such as food cards, household bills, wigs, recovery garments, transportation for patients undergoing treatment and many other daily expenses.
A two-time breast cancer survivor, she was diagnosed on 2005 and 2012, Gusoff believes early detection and proactive health awareness saved her life. “Like a roller coaster, I had to grit my teeth through the bad parts eager for the ride to be over to refocus on a greater mission,” she said. “I can’t control the ride but I can control my attitude. And I can control what I learn from the dips. Live and learn.”
For tickets, go to pinkaid.org.