DELICIOUSNESS AND EMPATHY HEAL THE BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT OF UNDERPRIVILEGED BREAST CANCER PATIENTS
Meet the fourth Eat Drink Pink, which is one of Bangkok’s largest tasteful and charitable gastronomic events at The Peninsula Bangkok on 1 October 2018 to support the world-leading Pink Park Village and the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Foundation
The Peninsula Bangkok inspires guests once again to combine culinary excellence with compassion and empathy to support underprivileged breast cancer patients. For the fourth year, The Peninsula Bangkok, together with Bangkok’s Michelin starred restaurants, Asia’s best restaurants, as well as rising restaurants, will host the Eat Drink Pink gastronomic showcase presenting an elite selection of restaurants and bars hand-picked from across Bangkok.
Eat Drink Pink brings together celebrated dining institutions, such as L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Chim by Siam Whisdom, Bo.lan, Suehring, Bunker, Lenzi, LeDu, Baan, Opus, Il Fumo, Issaya Siamese Club, Sensi, Sri Trat, Haoma, Freebird, Cocotte, Charcoal, Brasserie Cordonnier, La Casa Nostra, Acqua restaurant, Blue Elephant, La Bottega, Birds Rotisserie, and Canvas, to name just a few, to raise funds for the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Foundation to support the establishment of Pink Park Village.
Hosted on Monday, 1 October 2018, Eat Drink Pink will enable guests to enjoy signature dishes, drinks and snacks prepared by Bangkok’s top chefs, culinary experts and bartenders beside the riverfront. Combining fine cuisine and compassionate care is the shared objective of every participant. The second Eat Drink Pink event in October 2015 featured a charitable raffle with memorable prizes, including stays at The Peninsula hotels worldwide, and raised more than THB 1.2 million for the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer, while the third Eat Drink Pink in November 2017 raised more than THB 1 million.
As well as enjoying Eat Drink Pink – one of Bangkok’s largest charitable gastronomic events – guests and local residents can help support the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Foundation, as all proceeds will be donated to support the establishment of Pink Park Village.
Under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen, the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer provides breast cancer diagnosis and treatment for underprivileged breast cancer patients from across Thailand. Her Majesty has described the centre as “a sanctuary for women in Thailand”. The Peninsula Bangkok is a long-time supporter of the Queen Sirikit Centre and its world-leading Pink Park Village in Bangkok, which
is the world’s first non-profit holistic care and diagnostic centre and offers a hospice and convalescence home and a day care and activity centre for breast cancer patients. Scheduled to partially open in October 2018, Pink Park Village provides comprehensive cancer care by an experienced team of doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists and nutritionists.
It has invested in advanced imaging technologies, a cutting-edge laboratory and molecular tests that were previously beyond the resources of any single institution in Thailand. The first phase, which will be opened in October, is the hospice and convalescence home, which will be a sanctuary for the underprivileged patients and the terminal ones without families to look after them.
“Our vision for Pink Park Village is to be a place of hope and care, and a genuine ‘sanctuary for all women in need.’ We plan to establish it as an advanced diagnostic leader that will be a benchmark for the region,” said Dr Kris Chatamra, Founder and Chairman of the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Foundation.
In addition to supporting Pink Park Village, donations from Eat Drink Pink in previous years have contributed to transforming the second floor of Chulalongkorn Hospital into a world-leading centre for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment for underprivileged patients. The centre uses 3D cone-beam computed tomography equipment, which is the first in the world, and the only breast cancer magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) dedicated for use by disadvantaged patients in Thailand. MRI scanning creates images from various angles of soft tissue parts of the body that are difficult to view using other imaging tests and has improved the speed and accuracy of diagnosis for patients in need while removing the worry of high expenses.
Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women in Thailand, with one in 10 Thai women likely of face the challenge during her lifetime – but more than half of patients do not have access to adequate care. Every year, more than 3,000 Thai women die of breast cancer, and more than 34,000 Thai people suffer from breast cancer, while only 1% is male. Many patients have had to face recovery or death from cancer in abject squalor. Often, these patients have been forced to stay in hospital beds because they simply have nowhere to go, thereby blocking new patients from being diagnosed and treated more quickly. Thus, Pink Park Village has been brought to life to be the home for these patients.
Eat Drink Pink is presented by The Peninsula Bangkok and like-minded chefs and restaurateurs of Bangkok’s leading eateries and restaurants to raises awareness and funds for the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Foundation, which leads the fight against breast cancer. On Monday, 1 October 2018, guests of Eat Drink Pink 2018 can savour and sample fine local and global cuisines cooked and prepared by famous chefs at the event and enter raffle prize draws to win a stay at other Peninsula Hotels.
Tickets for Eat Drink Pink 2018, hosted at The Peninsula Bangkok on Monday, 1 October 2018, are priced at THB 3,000 per person. All proceeds will be donated to the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Foundation to support Pink Park Village.
To reserve your place at Bangkok’s most fashionable gastronomic event and support a beneficial cause, please contact The Peninsula Bangkok at +66 2020 2888 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.