An Evening Of Enchantment

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Julie Ratner, Jean Shafiroff, and Jodi Wasserman.

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation presents An Evening of Enchantment on Saturday, July 27, at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. This year’s event will honor BNB Bank for its commitment to the East End community and Senator Kenneth LaValle for his advocacy for access to breast health care.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Ellen’s Well support programs. No patient is turned away from The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center for lack of insurance or inability to pay for treatment.

The event “celebrates 24 years that The Ellen Hermanson Foundation has been part of the East End growing deep roots and touching many lives,” said co-founder and chairwoman Julie Ratner.

“This event is an opportunity to tell the Foundation’s story again; to speak about my sister, Ellen, and the important advocacy work she did and to talk about our commitment to providing access to state of the art breast health care at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Centers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and its satellite locations in Hamptons Bays and East Hampton, and through Ellen’s Well, a program that provides psychosocial support free of charge to breast cancer survivors.”

The event will feature entertainment by Broadway star Samantha Massell, cuisine by Jean-Georges, dancing to DJ Double S Productions, a photo booth, and more. Jean Shafiroff will serve as the gala chair. The host committee includes the Ellen Hermanson board of directors and friends of the foundation. Lucas Hunt will be the Master of Ceremonies for the live auction.

Funds raised at the event will underwrite accessible mammography screenings and new state-of-the-art medical equipment at The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center and its satellite locations in Hampton Bays and East Hampton.

Last year, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation awarded $285,000 to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to benefit the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center and Ellen’s Well.

The event will be held from 6:30 to 11 PM. Visit to purchase gala tickets.

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