Pink Ball is a black-tie gala bringing together those in the community who share a commitment to fighting breast cancer as a life-threatening disease in Japan, and spearheading greater awareness, diagnosis and treatment among Japanese women of all ages – especially in medically underserved regions. The funds raised through Pink Ball go a long way toward the Foundation’s community outreach programs that include the Lemon Project seminars and publication of PiNK magazine, one of our most vital media tools for bringing the latest information about breast cancer treatments and health-related topics on exercise, food, nutrition, and survivor beauty tips to women living in Japan.Register PINK BALL 2014
PINK BALL 2014
Elio Orsara, the award-winning celebrity chef and owner of Elio Locanda Italiana
“The Music of the Night” is sure to resonate with guests singing high praise for Elio Orsara, the award-winning celebrity chef and owner of Elio Locanda Italiana, who will be creating our five-course dinner at Pink Ball 2014. Elio’s distinctive touch of southern Italian cuisine – and renowned hospitality and engaging personality – is a legacy from his grandmother, Luigina.
Born on October 25, 1966, in Cetraro, a city blessed with the natural riches of southern Italy, Elio would begin his culinary adventure at the five-star Grand Hotel San Michelle in the same region of Calabria. His desire to learn from the best would next take him to Milan and London, and later to Spain and the United States where Elio would assume cuisine and restaurant management. It would be in November 1996, a month after his marriage, when Elio opened his own restaurant at age 30 – in Tokyo. Through the years, Elio Locanda Italiana remains a favorite dining spot of residents and visitors alike, including celebrities such as the giant of the fashion industry, Giorgio Armani.
Introducing some amazing prizes for auctions and raffle for the evening
We have received so many wonderful prizes from our generous sponsors for Pink Ball again this year. The following is some of many gorgeous prizes donated for the evening. Don’t miss out!
Live Auction Prize
3 Nights with Breakfast at Sheraton Palace Hotel and Turkish Airlines Business Class 1,803,000 yen
PINK BALL 2013
Pink Ball 2013 has concluded on a very high note – 325 guests attended; there were 11 live auction, 75 silent auction, 4 raffle and 4 luxury lottery prizes. A full 60% of the ticket price was returned to the Foundation, and raffle, silent and live auctions raised JPY14.2 million. Our net profit is nearly JPY20 million.
The 2013 gala was the Foundation’s 10th, and was held for the first time on a Saturday. The evening remains devoted to bringing together those in the community who share a commitment to fighting breast cancer as a life-threatening disease in Japan, and spearheading greater awareness, diagnosis and treatment among Japanese women of all ages – especially in medically underserved regions.
The five-course menu was specially designed by Luca Fantin, executive chef for Bulgari Hotels & Resorts Tokyo Restaurants. The 2013 Pink Ball had a Silent and a Live auction with fantastic prizes, and spectacular entertainment throughout the evening. The Galaxy Ballroom at The Westin Tokyo was breathtakingly in “Bloom!”
*This highlights the 2013 Pink Ball.
Pink Ball 2013 “BLOOM!” video available on Vimeo!
Pink Ball 2013 Program
- Jeroboam Cp., Ltd
- Pacific Islands Club Saipan
- The Peninsula Tokyo
- S.T Dupont Japon K.K
- Coca Cola
- Club 360
- Elana Jade
- Furla Yoga
- Grand Hyatt Tokyo
- Japan Europe Trading Co., Ltd
- HAPPY SALADA
- Nozawa Hospitality
- Pole Dance Tokyo
- Sun & Moon Yoga
- Toriizaka Art
- Tsukioka Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
- WDI Japan, Inc.
- Ira J. Bolden