The annual Pink Peal Gala hosted by the North Fork Breast Health Coalition to celebrate breast cancer survivors, providers and caregivers will take place Friday, April 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. at East Wind Long Island in Wading River.

The event will feature a cocktail reception, seated dinner and dancing to music by DJ Phil of Make Some Noise DJs.

The Peconic River Sportsman’s Club will be honored with the community spirit award for its work in raising money for Long Island breast cancer coalitions.

Keri Lynn Stromski of Jamesport, who valiantly fought Stage IV breast cancer, will receive the inaugural Medal of Valor posthumously. Her family is expected to accept the award.

Participants are encouraged to wear pink or teal. Seating for the event will cost $125 per person or $95 for breast cancer survivors. Tickets can be purchased by calling the coalition office in Riverhead at (631)208-8889. For corporate sponsorship or to contribute a gift basket, contact the event chair Melanie McEvoy Zuhoski at (917)699-5948 or email

This year’s raffle will be held in a socially-distanced manner at the organization’s office located at 185 Old Country Road in Riverhead. The gift baskets can previewed at the office from April 1 to 3 and during the gala. Those who cannot attend the gala can still participate in the raffle, which will benefit the Keri Lynn Stromski Stage IV Breast Cancer Research and Support Fund.

The underwriter for this year’s gala is the Simmons Point Group of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC led by Gary Lukachinski.

For more information about the coalition and its works and the gala, visit the North Fork Breast Health Coalition’s website.

Correction: The name of the gala underwriter was incorrectly reported in this article when first published.

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