How many kids do you have?
Andi: I have 3 kids. My daughter Riley is 15 and I have 14 year old twins, daughter Kasey & son Ryder.
Jill: I have five kids ages 23-28
Lindsey : I have 3 kids (2 girls + a boy) ages 13, 16 & 18
Why is volunteering important to you? What made you choose to get involved with Pink Aid?
Andi :It’s really important to me to give back and to set an example for my children. I have more free time now that my kids are older and I can’t think of a better way to spend that time. I wanted to get involved with a breast cancer charity and PinkAid stood out to me. PinkAid raises money to help underserved women with breast cancer pay their bills. It’s unique, the only organization of its kind.
Jill: It has always been important to me to give back with my time and resources. I strive to make a difference for those less fortunate, particularly when there are health and financial struggles occurring at the same time. No one should have to worry about putting food on the table or keeping the lights on when they are sick. It is hard to look the other way when there are women battling a devastating illness such as breast cancer coupled with a lack of means to pay their bills or even get the care they need.
Lindsey: Since college, I have always made it a priority to do something outside of myself and to use whatever resources I have to give back to my community. I became involved last year shortly after moving to Westport when Pink Aid Co-President Nicole Bonn (who is also my best friend’s sister-in-law) had asked me to help with social media. Once I realized how little I actually knew about social media, I approached Andi & Jill about helping them with event planning and decor, which is much more in my wheelhouse. I appreciate the opportunity every day to directly and positively impact the lives of women in need. I am constantly inspired by the dedication of the countless volunteers and the role we all get to play in easing the financial burdens of these women so that they are able to focus on their health.
What is your role this year with Pinkaid ?
Andi: I’m co-chairing PinkAid’s annual Luncheon & Fashion Show for the second year. This year’s event theme is PinkLand (think CandyLand) so we’ve been working to create the sweetest event yet!
Jill: I am one of the Event Co-Chairs. I also serve on the Grants Committee.
Lindsey: I am a Co-Chair of this year’s Luncheon & Warrior Fashion Show
Once the event is over what are you most excited to get back to doing now that you will have a little free time before you start planning for 2024.
Andi: I’d love to spend more time with my kids, but considering they’re teenagers they probably won’t want to spend more time with me. I also help with a couple of other organizations so I’ll be able to devote more time to those and maybe focus on another passion of mine – football. I’m hoping to find a way to combine my growing Instagram page – AndiLovesFootball – with giving back.
Lindsey: I will miss working so closely with Andi & Jill, but I am also looking forward to scheduling a few college tours with my daughter who is a senior, and finishing decorating my house.
Jill: My husband David and I are empty nesters, after raising our five children, so it will be nice to travel more, have some downtime and R&R. I am also a partner at a law firm with my close friends, Jill Saluck and Randi Lehrman. I look forward to taking on more cases and devoting more time to my law practice (and I know my partners are ready to have me back as well!)