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Riverhead Project staff with owner Dennis McDermott and chef Lia Fallon, center.
Riverhead Project staff with owner Dennis McDermott and chef Lia Fallon, center. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

The Riverhead Project hosted a blue carpet event prior to the Oscars Sunday, serving as a kickoff to Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Go Blue campaign in support of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. 

PBMC Health is teaming up with the Cancer Services Program of Suffolk County and the American Cancer Society to promote a month-long campaign to raise awareness of the importance of colon cancer screening and early detection in hopes of stalling the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer-related death.

The Riverhead Project helped kick off the awareness program with an Oscar viewing celebration.

Visitors could sip on a refreshing blue cocktail, served in a matching blue glass appropriately named “Bottoms Up.” The drink will also be offered at the Suffolk Theater, Bistro 72 at Hotel Indigo throughout the month.  All proceeds from the cocktail will be donated to the Cancer Service Program, Mr. McDermott said.

Spectators were urged to dress up in red carpet attire for the party Sunday and walk the blue carpet leading into the restaurant. Here are some more photos from the blu carpet.

PBMC's Vice President of Development and Marketing Demetrius Kadenas gives an interview.
PBMC’s Vice President of Development and Marketing Demetrius Kadenas gives an interview.
PBMC's special events manager Candace Porter with friend Judy Crennan.
PBMC’s special events manager Candace Porter with friend Judy Crennan.
From left: PBMC's special events manager Candace Porter; Vice President of Development and Marketing Demetrius Kadenas; Judy Crennan.
From left: PBMC’s special events manager Candace Porter; Vice President of Development and Marketing Demetrius Kadenas; Judy Crennan.
Wanda Pagnotta of PBMC's Cancer Services with daughter Ashlee.
Wanda Pagnotta of PBMC’s Cancer Services with daughter Ashlee.
Pro Health MD Met Aral with therapist Kristy Sica.
Pro Health MD Met Aral with therapist Kristy Sica.
General Manager Shane Mott at the candlelit front desk.
General Manager Shane Mott at the candlelit front desk.
Jane and Doug Shearer
Jane and Doug Shearer
Michelle Frederick of PBMC's Cancer Services Program.
Michelle Frederick of PBMC’s Cancer Services Program.
Samantha and Michael Vigliotta.  Samantha works at PBMC's Foundation Office.
Samantha and Michael Vigliotta. Samantha works at PBMC’s Foundation Office.
Maureen O'Connor, director of the Cancer Services Program at PBMC, with Stephen Joseph.
Maureen O’Connor, director of the Cancer Services Program at PBMC, with Stephen Joseph.
From left:  Tina Engblom, RN from Brookhaven Hospital; Arlene Allen from PBMC Cancer Services Program; Jessybell Cruz.
From left: Tina Engblom, RN from Brookhaven Hospital; Arlene Allen from PBMC Cancer Services Program; Jessybell Cruz.
Riverhead Project general manager Shane Mott.
Riverhead Project general manager Shane Mott.
Riverhead Project owner Dennis McDermott with general manager Shane Mott.
Riverhead Project owner Dennis McDermott with general manager Shane Mott.
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