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July 23, 2021

Paddle Diva Tabletop Event

July 23, 2021

Tabletop x Paddle Diva

A strong connection to your community can make all the difference when life doesn’t go as
planned. It’s the tipping point from feeling isolated to being integrated. At Paddle Diva, we’re
grateful for the community that we build every day— on and off the water. Our paddlers create
strength, both physical and mental, as individuals and as a group. We encourage each other,
support each other, and help find our balance. When it comes to support groups, sometimes time
on the water with a fellow paddler is all you need.

Both breast cancer survivors and women healing from surgery due to breast cancer find solace in
paddle boarding. It’s a gentle exercise that allows you to go at your own pace and be surrounded
by a companion for support. This pastime helps to create a community, a safe place, for both
survivors and patients through the calming effects of nature.

As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, Gina Bradley and the Paddle Diva team have been
involved with Paddle For Pink for seven summers, an annual stand up paddle boarding event
founded by breast cancer survivor Maria Baum, board member of The Breast Cancer Research
Foundation (BCRF).

“I see how much research helped my own mother in 1987. It helped her combat breast cancer
and receive experimental treatments to put her in full remission for her entire life. At 82 she is
still cancer free. It would not be possible without the efforts and research in the field. They made
that happen for my mother and our family.”— Gina Bradley

When Gina met Maria it evoked a sense of hope and home. Thus, encouraging her join to
forces with BCRF out of desire to connect and contribute. Through Paddle For Pink Gina met
breast cancer survivor Iris Danker, founder of Holiday House and advisor board member of
BCRF. Holiday House is an interior design showhouse that brings together top designers in the
field to display their talents while raising critical funds for breast cancer research.

“After its inception in 2008, Holiday House became the first designer show house in New York
City to benefit a breast cancer organization.”— Holiday House Hamptons website

This year, Holiday House Hamptons has reinvented itself due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rather than an entire home for guests to explore leisurely, room to room, 13 interior designers
will create a table scape at the inaugural Holiday House Hamptons ‘Coming Together’ Tabletop
Event on Wednesday, July 28 from 5 – 9 PM at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton.

With Gina on the host committee, we encourage our entire Diva community to participate in this
worthy cause and attend the event.


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