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Despite the continued, and strongly voiced opposition to helicopter and aircraft traffic over residential areas on the East End, there seems to be very little political will to affect any significant change. (more…)

09/19/13 5:00pm

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | The crowd of pink poses last Saturday at Crescent Beach.

Real men wore pink.

And so did the women, kids and dogs. Pink was everywhere on Crescent Beach last Saturday when more than 200 people came together on a beautiful afternoon for the annual ‘Real Men Wear Pink’ photo shoot. The event was ‘not so much about raising money as it was about raising awareness,’ according to organizer Towny Montant, who started the event to honor his late wife, Teresa, who succumbed to breast cancer in 2011.

Island businesses donated appetizers, served by members of the Shelter Island School National Honor Society. There was also a raffle and a bean bag toss for kids and adults, and a chance to sign up for “Team Flamingo,” which will participate in the Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk that takes place on Saturday, October 19. All proceeds go to the local breast cancer beneficiaries of the 5K.

A committee of seven Islanders including Towny, Debbie Speeches, Ann Marie and Vinnie Seddio, Louise Clark and Anne and Bob DeStefano organized the event. Ann Marie and JoAnn Pushkin, both breast cancer survivors, spoke about the need for routine mammograms and the push for legislation for doctors to inform women if they have dense breast tissue.

Most of all it was a chance to greet friends and offer support for a good cause.

09/05/13 4:30pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Last year’s gala “Real Men Wear Pink” benefit for breast cancer awareness at Crescent Beach.

Calling all men: It’s time to dig out your pink clothes and head over to Crescent Beach on Saturday, September 14 for the “Real Men Wear Pink” photo shoot.

Oh, and calling all women and children, too.This year, Islanders of every age and both genders are invited to take part in this community event, with a bean bag toss starting at 4 p.m., prizes and refreshments.

Towny Montant is continuing the tradition started by his late wife, Teresa, to raise community awareness about breast cancer. There will also be a “Team Flamingo” at the Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 19.

All donations are welcome and will go towards the breast cancer beneficiaries of the 5K. For more information, call Towny at 749-1662.

Mark your calendars now for the Real Men Wear Pink Benefit Cocktail Party and silent auction/raffle, which will be held on Saturday, October 5 at the Maidstone Golf Club in East Hampton.

09/21/11 10:02pm


More than 90 Island men rallied on Crescent Beach to show their support for breast cancer awareness. The ‘Real Men Wear Pink’ campaign was launched here last year by Teresa Montant, who was on the beach on Sunday to witness the turnout, even larger than in 2010. The rally is also a way to remind Islanders about the 5K Run/Walk on October 15 on Crescent Beach, which helps raise money for the Coalition of Women’s Cancers as well as the North Fork Breast Health Coalition and Lucia’s Angels. Rally around the cause by registering to walk or run online at flrrt.com. A group of Island walkers and runners in the 5K have formed Team Teresa in her honor. To join the team, just write ‘Team Teresa’ on the registration form.