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Wedding Veil Walk for a Cure

Sunday, May 22, 2011


On Sunday, May 22, the “brides” and “grooms” were walking…but it wasn’t down the aisle!  Rather, they walked toward a cure for diabetes at the Wedding Veil Walk for a Cure, which benefited the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI).  Held at the enchanting Old Westbury Gardens, the event was organized and sponsored by Iman Bridal Couture, located in Old Brookville.  More than 100 walkers strolled through the magnificent landscape and raised $4,600 for the DRI’s cure-focused research. 

“I have been involved with a variety of different charities over the years, each a great cause, but the DRI is different to me because it’s not only a charity, it offers hope,” said Iman Baccash, owner of Iman Bridal Couture.  “My mother, like millions of people, suffers from diabetes. I have seen firsthand what it is like to live with this illness. The DRI offers hope that one day, with enough support and research, together we can conquer this disease.”

In keeping with the theme, women wore tulle wedding veils, and the men were fashionable in bowties.  Co-chairs Iris Feldman and Wendy Waller contributed greatly to the success of the event, which also included face-painting and family entertainment.

“Each step we take will get us closer to finding a cure,” said Baccash. 

Group photo with banner
The Wedding Veil Walkers at Old Westbury Gardens.

Tony Wendy Iman & Iris
LtoR: DRIF LI Region Director Anthony Childs, event co-chair Wendy Waller, event sponsor Iman Baccash and event co-chair and board member Iris Feldman.

Dara and Jeremy Registering
Dara and Jeremy Melnick registering for the walk.

Start of Walk
The "Brides" and "Grooms" begin their stroll around the magnificent gardens.

Andrew Waller
The walkers are on their way.

Three Women
These happy "Brides" finished their
walk for a cure.



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