Boston’s Hot Pink Party — one of the city’s most anticipated fund-raisers — took over the InterContinental Boston Wednesday for an evening of glamour and glitz — and a special performance by local hip-hop darling Shea Rose. The event, a benefit for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, honored Carolyn and Peter Lynch with the 2013 Boston Humanitarian Award for their support of a variety of programs. (The award was given to them by
Dr. Gerry Doyle.) Among the presenters were philanthropist and makeup magnate Leonard A. Lauder, “Inside Edition” host Deborah Norville , and WCVB reporter Kelley Tuthill , whose impassioned remarks about Boston’s resilience in the wake of the bombings had the room at a standstill. Tuthill, a breast-cancer survivor, lauded the bravery of emergency personnel, law enforcement, and bystanders, including former Patriot Joe Andruzzi,
who attended the benefit with Euz Azevedo, owner of Forum restaurant, the epicenter of the second blast. The gala, which raised $850,000, continued late into the night, with a rocking dance party kicked off by Rose. We hear she’s even writing a song honoring late BCRF founder Evelyn Lauder.