Rachel Bazdarich was the keynote speaker.
On October 6th, Portside Ventura Harbor held the annual Pink Party hosted by People Helping People in support of the American Cancer Association and Breast Cancer Awareness. It was an evening attended by hundreds featuring a raffle, silent auction, amazing prizes, delectable food, music by the Bobby Hart Band, drinks and many speakers highlighted by a special keynote speech by Portside’s Community Manager, Rachel Bazdarich.
Rachel, and other speakers of those fighting cancer touched the hearts of all those enjoying the evening.
In parting Rachel stated “In closing, I stand before you today not just as a cancer survivor but as someone who has grown through adversity, laughed in the face of challenges, and emerged stronger on the other side. I hope my story serves as a reminder that even in the face of life’s greatest challenges, there is hope, strength, and the possibility of a brighter future. Thank you for listening to my story, and I encourage each of you to take charge of your health, trust your instincts, embrace life’s surprises, and find laughter even in the toughest times. Together, we can overcome the most unexpected of obstacles and emerge with smiles on our faces. Most importantly though, thank you so much to all of you for your support. To you…cheers!!!”
Among the speakers and event planners were the following. Several spoke about their experiences with cancer. Adam Lopez co-host, Maria Cortez-event coordinator, Martine Cortez-co-host, Gigi Quijano, Christina Brophy, Marie Quintanilla, Jessica Guzman and Mayra Mateo-event coordinator.