NYC PR Vet Passes After Battle with Breast Cancer

197286_1762014643645_7045487_nOn a very somber note we mark the recent passing of Emily C. Easter, a New York-based veteran of the public relations industry who left us just over a week ago.

Easter, who lived in Hoboken and worked as senior director at Hawkins International PR in Manhattan, died at her parents’ home in Hamilton, New Jersey surrounded by loving family and friends after a four-year battle with breast cancer.

Born in Morris Plains, Easter graduated from Villanova University with honors in 2000 before beginning a career in travel and lifestyle PR that led her to KWE Associates and Hawkins. Friends remember her “incredible strength and resilience” as well as her love of reading, knitting, traveling and spending time with her family at the New Jersey Shore.

Ms. Easter also created a blog called “The Bright Side: Breast Cancer at 31” in order to document and maintain a positive perspective on her experience. Since her passing, friends have used the site to post remembrances of her life.

Thank you to Katie Barr Cornish of Eleven Six PR, who was close to the late Ms. Easter and provided us with the information for this post.

“In lieu of flowers and other customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be made in Emily’s memory to The Helen Sawaya Fund c/o Dr. Gabriel Sara, Roosevelt Hospital, 1000 Tenth Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10019 and the Pink Daisy Project“, a non-profit organization for young women with breast cancer.