In the Pink
HONG KONG HEREDITARY BREAST CANCER FAMILY REGISTRY PINK BALL
The Grand Hyatt’s Grand Ballroom was awash with a sea of pink at the annual Pink Ball, held in support of the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry. A number of stylish ensembles were spotted throughout the evening, with Michelle Ong-cheung in a sparkling hot-pink number and Reina Chau in an adorable baby-pink skirt. The highlight of the night was a performance by Anna Pao-sohmen and her dance partner, Ivaylo Tonchev, that combined Argentinian tango, paso doble and rumba. There wasn’t a dull moment on the dancefloor, either, as guests including Monica Wong and Michael Mok twirled to the music throughout the evening.
The only time the dance floor looked a little sparse was when the dessert buffet opened up in the foyer, featuring a fresh waffle station with 20 different toppings, an ice cream station, mini cakes, puddings and much more. Dancing and eating aside, the Pink Ball is focused on raising funds for genetic testing for families at risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. “While donations from loyal supporters have helped those who cannot afford to have genetic testing, these families have also contributed to the work of the registry by donating their information for research. Such research has led to direct improvement in our testing methods—to the use of more accurate and fast, but less costly, testing using next-generation sequencing,” said the chairwoman of the registry, Ava Kwong.