With a disco ball flashing and spinning to the 70’s hit “I Will Survive,” shoppers flocked
to Larchmont’s Globe restaurant Thursday night to help fight cancer by buying stuff.
“I’m thrilled to see the people who came out,” said jewelry designer Pam Older who, along with Pelham’s Gracious Home Living and The Powder Room, orchestrated the fund-raising event. The Globe, the Palmer Avenue restaurant, donated the space.
“I invited a lot of people, but everyone here are people I didn’t invite so I’m doubly happy,” Older said.
The event, which mobilized local merchants to sell their wares, raised more than $1,000 for Susan G. Komen for The Cure just from the raffle, which showcased donated prizes from local favorites like Bradley’s, Pink on Palmer and Window Expressions, Older said. Another $1000 was raised by merchants donating 15% of their sales for the evening.
Proceeds will mean even more money to help fight the disease with which 1,000 women in Westchester alone are diagnosed each year.
Pascale Goldenstein, a breast cancer survivor, volunteered for the event, saying the turnout was heartening.
“The community got together,” Goldenstein said. “We need more of this.”
Shopper Linda Aboody agreed. Eyeing the shoppers milling around The Globe, many toting boxes and bags filled with new purchases, she said she was glad to see others support a cause she cares so much about.
“I think it’s successful,” she said.