In the Pink


Hong Kong Tatler - - Faces -

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.

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