Paddle For Pink




On Saturday, August 3rd, the 8th annual Hamptons Paddle for Pink took place in Sag Harbor, NY. The donations raised by paddlers in this Stand Up Paddleboard race went to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), which is dedicated to ending that diagnosis of breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF funded research has played a critical role in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survival.

The Hamptons Paddle for Pink was founded by Maria Baum — a Sag Harbor resident, mother of four, and breast cancer survivor. Maria is an investor and entrepreneur who created Tutto Il Giorno and Dopo La Spiaggia restaurants, as well as Splash Mixers, following a successful career as a derivatives trader on Wall Street. Maria discovered Stand Up Paddleboarding shortly after being diagnosed with breast cancer and found it to be a therapeutic outlet during her treatment and subsequent recovery.

Inspired by her own passion for the sport, Maria was moved to use paddleboarding as a way to raise critical funds for lifesaving breast cancer research. She started The Hamptons Paddle for Pink & Party in 2012 — and the evening has become one of the hottest signature events on the Hamptons summer circuit.

Team SOS, founded in 2017 by myself and a group of other passionate paddlers, raised over $30,000 — taking home the team fundraising trophy for the third year in a row — and hit their goal of raising over $100,000 total!

Thanks to all of you who donated… and we’ll see you next year!