The North Fork Breast Health Coalition held its annual Pink Pearl Gala on Friday at East Wind in Wading River. The organization honored its founders Ann Cotten-DeGrasse and her late husband, Antonio DeGrasse, with the Pink Pearl Community Service Award.
The late Irwin Garsten, and his wife, Flora, were also honored Friday with the Pink Pearl Spirit Award. Mr. Garsten opened a Riverhead car dealership in 1959 that became Apple Honda. The couple was recognized for their philanthropy and community service that helped bolster organizations across the North Fork.
Top photo: From left, North Fork Breast Health Coalition (NFBHC) vice president Melanie McEvoy, NFBHC founder Ann Cotten-DeGrasse, NFBHC president Susan Ruffini and Martha Kennelly.