For two decades, Susan Hanson has been chairing the annual Play for P.I.N.K. tennis fundraiser at The Shore and Country Club in Connecticut. We are grateful for her many years of dedication to our mission and happy to feature her as our P.l.N.K. All Star for August.
Having seen too many friends and family go through the diagnosis, I am passionate about supporting efforts to eradicate women’s cancer. Play for P.I.N.K. is always a highlight of my summer tennis experience and couldn’t imagine not being involved with such an important cause. My favorite thing about the event is the camaraderie of the participants. I love seeing the generosity of small, local businesses as they enable us to raise even more money for breast cancer research. In addition, the support of the entire staff at Shore & Country ensures the day’s success! We started our event 20 years ago in honor of a dear friend and fellow tennis player, Violette Gardella. She loved tennis and played with all of the members. I have lost several friends to breast cancer and am thankful for the others who are survivors.