Launches Public Outreach Campaign with a Hot Hollywood Tea Fundraiser Moderated by Austin Power’s Mindy Sterling

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The Hot Hollywood Tea is not your mother’s tea party. is hosting a Hot Hollywood Tea Party on Saturday, May 23, 2010 from 1:30 – 5:00 PM at Raleigh Studios located at 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA. All funds raised will support the company’s outreach program focused on reaching out to women with breast cancer worldwide.

Founded in 2005 by breast cancer survivor, Vicki Tashman, Pink-Link provides a confidential on-line support community that connects women with breast cancer to other women who have, or had, a similar diagnosis. Pink-Link creates an intimate and personal link between patients, survivors, friends and family. The resulting connections empower women with a unique kind of information – that which comes from someone who’s walked in their shoes. It allows them to ask each other questions and share information so they can better grapple with their diagnosis, understand their treatment options, and be more informed patients. To date, has connected over 3,800 women across the world.

The Hot Hollywood Tea is not your mother’s tea party. Celebrated actress and writer, Nicole Johnson (, will be performing her original one-woman act, Stepping into the Ring, which she has performed in theatres across the nation. Master of Ceremonies, Mindy Sterling, star of Austin Powers and iCarly, will ask a panel of distinguished professionals educational questions relating to cancer. The panel’s experts will include: Genetic expert and OBGYN Dr. Rick Frieder, Nutritionist and yoga master Lauren Rashap, Elizabeth Fine holistic health specialist, Mammography technician Debora Wright, and a surprise guest member of Pink-Link.

A selective raffle will be held and winners will receive a variety of high-end gifts such as pink flat irons, Nicole Johnson gift baskets, luxury body cleansing products from Bigelow, a Pink watch, an iPod, a Madcapz basket, a Dermalogica gift basket worth $300, a Saturday night stay and Sunday brunch at the Sunset Marquis Hotel, and more.

An exclusive selection of Agraria home fragrance products will be available on-site. From now until May 31, 2010, Agaria is donating 50% of it proceeds to Pink-Link. Visit and enter “Pink-Link” in the code.

To register for the Hot Hollywood Tea, please visit

It is estimated that 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer occurred among women in the U.S. during 2009. Many women do not learn much about good breast health unless they breastfeed or have had a problem that needs medical attention. Becoming familiar with breast anatomy can help women detect changes in their breasts that may or may not be cancerous. Tumors in the breast tend to grow slowly. By the time a lump is large enough to feel, it may have been growing for as long as 10 years. However, some tumors can be aggressive and grow much more quickly.

Today has thousands of members from all over the world. As the database grows, the ability of the site to deliver on its central promise of making a match between women who have or had the same diagnosis can be obtained. In addition to the survivor database, the website contains a number of different support resources including a private journal, or a blog. The member forum is host to a variety of informative topics that the members can reply to themselves. In addition, five experts donate their time to run forums in nutrition, physical exercise, skin care, lymphedema and holistic health. is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to empower women in obtaining a healthy survivorship of breast cancer. is a free service, generously funded by corporate and individual donation. To become a member or sponsor of please visit its website at or contact: 310-995-5204 or vtashman(at)pink-link(dot)org.

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