Photos: Prostate Cancer Foundation Gala


Billy Idol rocks the house at the Prostate Cancer Foundation gala at the Parrish Arts Museum in Water Mill on August 27, 2016.

Lots of boldface names with big pocketbooks and wallets showed up at the Prostate Cancer Foundation gala at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill this past Saturday, raising more than $3.5 million in the process.

The fundraising event featured special musical performances by Grammy award-winning singer Dianne Reeves, double platinum recording artist Billy Idol, and nationally recognized pop vocal group The Company Men, with a special performance by Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health. Notables in attendance included: Founder Michael Milken and Lori Milken, Henry Buhl, Janna Bullock, David and Julia Koch, Maria and Ken Fishel, Patricia Duff, John and Susan Kean, Leon and Debra Black, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Jeff and Mei Sze Greene, Francine LeFrak, Rick Friedberg, Dr. Richard Merkin, Glenn and Jennifer Myles, Joel Pashcow, Artie and Selma Rabin, Jonathan and Sheryl Sokoloff, Mitch Modell, Frank Luntz, Dr. Jonathan W. Simons (President & CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation), Dr. Francis Collins, Eric and Aerin Zinterhofer, Jim Coleman and Cynthia Ott, Dean and Roxanne Palin, Brent and Laura Nicklas, Bill Finneran, Lew and Rita Ranieri, Sally Quinn and Jackie Rogers, and tennis pros Lester Cook , Jonathan Erlich, Murphy Jensen, Scott Lipsky, Andreas Siljestrom.

The gala was held in support of the 12th Annual Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament, which was held from August 26 – 28, 2016. That event was named after the successful entrepreneur who constantly turned tragic events throughout his life into philanthropic causes. One hundred percent of the funds raised throughout the evening went to supporting groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research.

Photos by Rob Rich and Patrick McMullan, courtesy the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

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