London’s Somerset House was in full swing with a Russian-themed party; New Yorkers get the fall fund-raising scene in gear.

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The reason for all this was to plan the 10th anniversary of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which begins in October. Their logo is “The Power of Ten,” which will be used all year long. The first event is planned for Oct. 8, a seminar and lunch in the Waldorf-Astoria ballroom with scientists from all over the country exchanging the latest news with the audience. Everyone will be out by 2 p.m. carrying a great bag loaded with lovely things from Burberry. The most influential ladies in New York, those you read about all the time and love, will be there.

Coco Kopelman has just been elected president of the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center after 13 years of unswerving support. She was toasted at Graff, the jewelers, at a kickoff cocktail party for the society’s preview of the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show set for Oct. 16 at the Park Avenue Armory. This year’s chairmen, Jamee Gregory and Leslie Jones, invited all the committee members to sip Veuve Clicquot and meet Henri Barguirdjian, the president of Graff USA, who announced that his company and Saks Fifth Avenue will sponsor the 15th anniversary preview party and together pledge $100,000 to help the society with its good works.
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