I would like to thank you for making me feel whole again. I have referred patients to you as I know they will be well taken care of. Going through a mastectomy a person is not only nervous all the time but we want to look RIGHT when they get dressed in the morning. Not only did you make me look RIGHT and WHOLE again but I am now comfortable which is so important. I no longer have shoulder pain because I was fitted properly. You guys are truly a GOD send.
Phyllis CapassoFebruary 13, 2017
After having a double mastectomy last April with 2 surgeries, I was introduced to Christine at A World of Pink. I was so comfortable with her and her staff. She made me feel like a woman again after fitting me with 2 prosthesis and a few beautiful bras. I feel like I have a true friend for life. They are so compassionate and kind. I just returned back for a few more bras after my radiation treatments and the comfort is amazing. Thank you Christine!
Michelle F.January 14, 2017
Today i had the most wonderful experience since my surgery 9 years ago, I went to The World of Pink! I had spoken to Kelly on the phone and today met her and the wonderful Christine! I have never felt so comfortable and in the hands of such a knowledgeable woman. She took charge of everything and with wonderful results! I don't know why anyone didn't mention this sooner. I feel like my old self again thanks to Christine. All the bras are beautiful and she knows just what you need and what looks good on you. I would recommend her 100 %. Thanks again Christine, see you in February!
Jeanne C.November 28, 2016
My father battled Lung Cancer for 14 months & lost that battle Nov. 2015. During that battle my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer Sept. 2015. Understandable to say my Mom was in a Hazy of Pain, Uncertainty, traveling a road no one should have to travel. In April 2016 she had a mastectomy & sadness along with mourning her husband & now her the surgical removal of her breast just was to much for her & her family. Then in June God brought a bit of "Sunshine" "Joy" "Gladness" into a gloomy day & her name is "CHRISTINE" & her assistant "KELLY". The compassion, love, understanding, patience & professionalism along with a sense of humor blanketed my mom in comfort that wonderful day. I actually heard my mom chuckle which I did not hear in over a year. If I only knew before her surgery that I could have brought her to Christine I would have. I am a nurse & at the hospital I didn't know to what to purchase for her to wear after the surgery & neither did the nurses at the hospital. She was putting tissue paper in her bra which made her posture tilt to one side & gave her back pain. She needed a prosthesis! When she left "A World of Pink" she was standing straighter, a smile on her face, a little more life in her. I thank God for Christine & Kelly! Priceless! Oh & my mom brought a check to pay for the bras, but guess what "Insurance Covers it!" Pass the Good news along to other Ladies of Hope, to feel better about themselves, like the women they have always been. Don't keep "A World of Pink" a secret. I quickly without hesitation refer women to Christine. Thank you Christine & Kelly from the bottom of my heart. Don't ever change. God has placed you on this earth to help Women & Thank you.
Renee C.November 8, 2016
My name is Barbara Ann Grova, I’ve been a Holistic Nutritionist for 12 years and owner of Nutritional Healing and Shrink Your Body, The Holistic Way with a private practice in East Setauket. I’m very passionate about educating and supporting women and fellow Breast Cancer Survivors to heal their body, mind and soul through lifestyle changes and eating foods that build their immunity to help prevent recurrence. I love to inspire them to get their JOY back! I’ve been married for 25 years to my wonderful, supportive husband Steve. I have a beautiful 20 year old daughter, Heather, who’s a Junior at LIU Post and a competitive Equestrian Rider. She was my ‘Rock’ and loved me on this past years Healing Journey. My dream is to have a Holistic Wellness Center for Breast Cancer Survivors with a variety of healing modalities to help them heal from the inside out. I also have a dream to go on an African Safari with my daughter! I am a one year Breast Cancer Survivor! June 2015, I found an indentation in my Breast which turned out to be Breast Cancer. Dr Ohea from the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Center said I saved my own life, most women wouldn’t have come to him with a slight indentation, but I knew something was not right. I had a single mastectomy August 2015. All of my Doctors have been wonderful and supportive from Stony Brook and 2 from the Carol Baldwin Breast Care Center. I went to see Christine because I wanted to feel normal again wearing clothes after having a single mastectomy. She was very supportive and took her time in fitting me and making me feel beautiful again in my perfect for me bras!
Barbara G.September 19, 2016
Christine is wonderful and genuinely caring. The efforts of her and her staff were incredible. I left there with a smile on my face, ready to go back to work with new bras and fillers. Amazing!
DebraAugust 13, 2016
Meeting Christine and Kelly was a wonderful experience! I was fitted with beautiful supportive bras to reduce my neck and back pain. It’s amazing how much the right bra can change your life. I only wish I would have known about “A World of Pink” sooner.
TrishJuly 28, 2016
My name is Christina Cicinelli. I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington with two brothers and two sisters and I am now living in Hudson, New Hampshire with my husband and our dog. Like anyone, when we received the diagnosis we were shocked and scared. Hopefully not too many people can say this, but just a few days after my diagnosis, we found out that my older sister was also diagnosed with breast cancer, so this disease has affected us in several ways and put a burning desire in me to help people fight. I finished my radiation therapy on July 13th, 2016. I am a breast cancer survivor! We were lucky when we caught the cancer, but to become cancer free I had a bilateral mastectomy. There were some complications with my surgeries which left me without a chest for a while. I am grateful beyond words that my dear friend Asia Lee introduced me to Christine at a time when I needed her the most. Two of my friends drove me to Long Island, I was far too tired to make the drive myself, to meet Christine in person. The experience I had with her will forever stay with me. Christine is an amazing woman that has a way of making you feel comfortable and, while she is not a survivor, she knows many and has so much empathy for her patients. She helped me feel beautiful and so much more like myself. I’m blessed to have her in my life. When she asked me to be a model at this benefit tears came to my eyes. I have never modeled anywhere and am extremely excited, but what excites me the most about it is the cause. The fact that I am helping other women that are going through this battle makes my heart swell. It’s a tough fight, but we can do it!!
Christina C.July 27, 2016
I LITERALLY HAD THE BEST EXPERIENCE ..GOING ON THIS JOURNEY IS HARD ENOUGH BUT THIS PLACE MAKES IT SO MUCH EASIER.... THANKS SOOOO MUCH Christina ..YOU ROCK!!!!!! SERIOUSLY 😃💙😃..She made me feel so comfortable and showed how sexy I can get if I want 😉 lol .... The entire staff has been amazing from the time I made the appointment until the moment I walked out the door.. I had a double Mastectomy on June 9th and I'm getting married on July 29th and My Birthday is this weekend July 3rd..I have soooo much going on Emotionally but I felt normal again and very special .... Definitely recommend for anyone going on this Journey💙💙💙💙
ShaLoveJuly 1, 2016
I was so impressed with Christine, she made me feel so comfortable and had such positive energy.I have gone to another fitter a year ago after my double mastectomy, and it was a completely different experience.. I would recommend Christine and her staff, they are terrific.
Ellen L.June 22, 2016
I had a bi-lateral mastectomy 4 years ago and was fitted for bras, etc. elsewhere and have never been comfortable until my visit to A World of Pink. Christine and her staff are all kind and understanding, and Christine is the only person to really fit me properly. I was very pleased with my visit and the results. Thank you Christine.
Rosalie A.June 17, 2016
On May 16th, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy. It's been tough, and very painful but I found the hardest part was letting anyone see me this way. I have locked myself in my home the past 4 weeks only allowing a few close friends to visit and visiting my doctors. Today I was liberated! A World of Pink gave me my freedom back. The lovely ladies were so comforting and enjoyable to be with as they sized and fit me with new bras and a new beginning. I feel so free and can't wait to start enjoying life again. I can't thank you enough!
Patricia F.June 16, 2016
I am a gynecologist, and was impressed with the fitting that I received by Christine. Over 90% of women wear the wrong size bra, and the bra fitters at various stores don't do a proper fitting. I would recommend that anyone who needs a properly fitted bra come here. It was a very personalized experience. I felt very comfortable.
RondaMay 27, 2016
On April 28, 2015, I had what was referred to as a large lumpectomy on my right breast. I am still glad I went that route, but it would have been better if I had known that my breasts would end up very different sizes and that the effects of surgery and radiation would be so difficult. Once I began to heal, I started to try to figure out what kinds of undergarments/bras would work for me. I knew my 32D underwire bras were out of the question. After spending hundreds of dollars for bras (and one prosthesis) that seemed to cause nothing but pain, I heard about World of Pink from a friend living in New York. I am from California, but knew I was going to be in New York in March and so I made contact with Christine and set up an appointment for March 21st. I had been in chronic pain in the area of the lymph node removal and the right breast where the surgery had been. No bras fit both my size D breast and my much smaller (just guessing) size B breast. No one had mentioned that as an issue and in the chaos of the cancer diagnosis, it certainly was not an immediate concern. The breast that had surgery was nicely lifted and the other one sagged well below! Christine fit me with a prosthesis for each breast so that both breasts end up looking the same. She was very thoughtful in her approach. She also fit me with a number of wonderful bras for both work and fun, all of which were beautiful! By fitting the prosthesis on the surgical breast very carefully, the bra fits on the breast properly and most of the pressure on the breast (and resulting chronic pain) is gone. By fitting a thinner prosthesis on the left side, it lifted my left breast so that the two were in front of me and appeared symmetrical. She also had a wonderful workout bra. I still have some pain, which may be from surgery or radiation, but the intensely chronic and debilitating pain I had suffered for months is alleviated simply (or not so simply) by proper fitting of prosthesis and beautiful bras combined! Thank you very much Christine! It is so wonderful that someone realized that women who have lumpectomies also need different kinds of prosthesis and bras.
SalleyMay 9, 2016
February 2016 I was 3 weeks out of my bilateral mastectomy when a friend brought me to meet Christine and her staff. The experience was amazing. I had expanders in at the time and extremely uncomfortable. I was fitted for 2 bras with prosthesis and instantly felt relief from the expanders. In addition to feeing more comfortable I felt somewhat normal. Days later I wore one of the bras to a friends wedding and was thrilled to "fill out" my dress. The whole process was easy and insurance covered the bras 100%. I now have my permanent implants in and look forward to getting some more bras. Thank you !!!
GinnyApril 26, 2016
At 27 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent treatment including a double mastectomy and chemotherapy. Throughout treatment and while recovering from surgery I searched desperately for comfortable bras that also looked nice and accentuated my body. Unfortunately, I found my options very limited. I had experiences at medical supply stores and the bras they provided me with were ill-fitted and uncomfortable. I resorted to soft cotton bras from Target as a last resort. I lined those bras with bathing suit liner pads and then evened things out with fluff or soft forms. After meeting Christine at YSC Summit 2016, I was thrilled to learn about her message and I was excited to bring sexy back to my life. She fitted me through multiple skype sessions and Kelli helped coordinate with my insurance. The whole process was seamless despite being miles apart. I am so excited about my new bras and I feel confident and sexy once again. The best part is that I can wear these bras during my reconstruction process and later once the implants are put in. Thank you so much to Christine and A World of Pink. Young women especially need your services.
Anna C.April 14, 2016
I never wore the proper supportive bras, so my breasts sagged at a young age. I was finally able to have them lifted and have implants replace the tissue that was removed. It has been nearly a year later and my breasts dropped a considerable amount from not wearing the proper support. I wore Victoria's Secret apparel thinking that just because the women measured you, they had the right equipment for the job, but my breasts kept sagging regardless. So I switched to tight athletic bras thinking that the tighter the fit, and the more uncomfortable the fit, the more support I had. I was walking around with raw spots on my shoulders and on my back where the sports bras were rubbing and digging into my skin. The material material felt awful and didn't breath, either. It wasn't until I met Christine at my appointment that I realized how mistaken and misguided I was. She showed me how my bras weren't actually supporting me at all. In fact, that tight athletic bra was actually pulling my breasts down, aiding in my sagging issue this entire time- something I never would have known. It wasn't until my appointment that I learned it was possible to have my breasts supported and feeling comfortable -at the same time! Not once during my session with Christine and Kelly did I feel uncomfortable, rushed, or questioned whether I was going overboard on purchasing such a specialized bra for myself. Christine heard every insecurity of mine, and used her expertise to find the perfect fit and to get the natural modest look i wanted- which is honestly something that no other bra has ever been able to deliver, but is very important for me. So I just covered myself up all the time- something I haven't done since I purchased her product. Christine a true professional and such a joy to be around. Because of my insecurities, I walked in wanting to cry, and she was so sweet and encouraging and full of life that I left feeling confident and so uplifted. It has been 3 days since my appointment, and I have never felt more comfortable and confident. There is no way I can ever go back to the old material I was wearing before. I am twenty-six years old and am here to tell you that no one is exempt from gravity! It is never too early or too late to start wearing what your body needs :).
AnonymousJanuary 23, 2016
Christine and Kelly were such a pleasure to work with! They made me feel so comfortable through the whole process of getting the exact size of prosthesis and the right bras that were fit for comfort and fashion. The bras are absolutely beautiful! The girls were a delight and so sweet! My husband came with me to my visit and we all engaged in such great conversation. They are wonderful! Thank you Christine and Kelly for making me feel whole again.
Nadine C.January 18, 2016
In 2003 I underwent a mastectomy of my left breast. Once healing was underway, off I went to purchase a breast form to "equalize" me,as getting an implant was not an option for me. I also needed mastectomy bras which to my dismay I found to be very plain and NOT at all pretty or "sexy". At a time that I already felt stripped of my femininity ,this felt like insult to injury. In my disdain over these unattractive bras that merely served a purpose and did not make me feel any better about myself,I chose to wear regular bras from a department store and put my breast form inside . Of course this was not a good option because these bras were not built to accommodate the changes in the body, as Christine explained. I also always had to be conscious of whether the prosthesis had shifted or slipped out😱. This week I had the most wonderful experience . It was suggested to me by someone in my surgeons office that I try A WORLD OF PINK, after telling her of my dissatisfaction of the only other provider of these products in Suffolk county. I called and spoke to Kelly ,who was so nice and pleasant on the phone, and made an appointment to meet with Christine for a fitting. I was not looking forward to this At All. I was in for a very pleasant surprise. Christine greeted me with such friendliness and genuine warmth, I immediately began to feel comfortable. She brought me into her little shop and I couldn't believe my eyes! I felt like I was in a bra boutique. There were SO many styles and colors of beautiful, feminine and sexy bras! I was thrilled. I felt that part of my identity that had been taken from me was about to be restored. This women, Christine had such a wonderful gift for following her dream of helping women to feel confident and feminine. I I left A WORLD OF PINK that day feeling as though I had been treated like royalty, a princess for a day(an hour) As I tried on one beautiful bra after another, and was fitted with the most comfortable natural looking breast form I've ever had, all the while carrying on conversation and Christine sharing her knowledge and compassion for women in need of restoration of their self esteem after mastectomy.
Susan L.January 16, 2016
I never expected to be in a position where I would have to ultimately replace my breasts. But after being diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer at the age of 30, that is exactly where I found myself. After nearly a year of treatment, I decided to undergo a double mastectomy without reconstruction. Originally I hadn't planned on being fitted for prostheses but when my sister became engaged I knew I should at least explore my options. My surgeon, Dr. Rizk connected me with World of Pink and I am so glad she did. Even though I felt comfortable going flat, the staff at World of Pink opened my eyes to the benefits of prostheses. Christine listened to my story and walked me through the process of selecting breast forms. She really made me feel comfortable and was prepared to answer any question I had. Christine thoughtfully gave her input, suggesting bras that would assist in my further healing. After an hour long consult, I left World of Pink with brand new breast forms and several bras that were both functional and extremely beautiful. I am really happy that my path crossed with World of Pink. I will definitely be returning to the shop for future purchases.
Amy W.January 11, 2016
Christine is an amazing person. She didn't even know me and came right to my hospital after surgery and had the right bras and drain holders and even a shirt for me to go home with so I felt comfortable and much more stylish than what the hospital provided. Her office is very comfortable and private. You will feel 100 percent at ease when you meet the girls at A World of Pink!! Very genuine people who understand what your going through. Can't wait to go back!
Dee L.January 4, 2016
On September 22nd, 2015, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, married less than two years, right breast mastectomy; I felt as though my life was over, but to God be the Glory! It's a new beginning. On Tuesday, December 22nd, I meet Christine, she and her team were absolutely wonderful, helpful, knowledgeable, and uplifting. I thought I may never wear a bra again, other than the surgical bras that I have been wearing. Christine, however, has a line of beautiful sexy bras. She fitted me for a prosthesis, and at that very moment, I was inspired, I could see my life falling in place. I felt renewed! I felt whole; as a matter of fact, I am whole! I thank God for bringing Christine into my life, she is passionate about helping women to feel beautiful and to know that WE are beautiful!!
Lisa H.December 31, 2015
I am so glad I went to see Christine at World of Pink. Only sorry it wasn't sooner. After having a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction with implants none of the surgical bras or store bought bras fit right. Christine fit me with a comfortable and supportive sports bra that kept things where they should be, had adjustable straps, and made my clothes look and fit so much better. I can't wait to heal so I can buy some of the really pretty bras and bathing suits she has. I was beginning to think I would never find a bra I could feel good about wearing. Christine and her staff will make you feel comfortable and look good. They are amazing and caring.
Linda S.December 22, 2015
I am a stage 3 breast cancer survivor. I have not worn a bra in 3 years. I could no longer wear department store bras.When I found this service I could not believe it. Christine and her store are so awesome! I feel like a woman again!! If you are a survivor please visit A World of Pink.... You deserve it!!!
KathrynOctober 30, 2015
Christine and everyone I have come in contact with at A World of Pink are a class act ! They took care of everything while finding me the perfect selection of practical and sexy bras that fit my new body perfectly. I can not thank you enough for the service and education you are providing.
Lori T.July 31, 2015
This is an amazing business run by a wonderful woman!!!
Jacy L.July 20, 2015
I 100%+ recommend making an appointment with Christine for a bra fitting for any woman looking to find a bra that is fit specifically to your body! Christine is so passionate about what she does and will do everything she can to ensure that you find size and shape that is supportive and custom to your figure. As someone who has struggled for years to find the right fit, I was so happy to walk out of my appointment with 4 that fit just perfectly and provide the support I've needed. Thank you!! 🙂
Lindsay W.July 14, 2015
Christine is amazing!!!! Thank you so much. Phenomenal fit!!!! Absolutely going to be buying more products again.
Gina F.July 2, 2015
I can't begin to describe how awesome these bras are. I've struggled with trying to find a perfect fitting bra for as long as I can remember. Christine is truly and expert and is so genuine and takes her time you can tell she really loves seeing her customers happy. When I tried on one of the bras I said "I can't even describe how this feels, I've never felt anything like it!!" I was not lying. Forever the only place I will get bras 🙂 thank you Christine!!
Kristen M.June 27, 2015
I was diagnosed w/breast cancer, left breast, in 2010. I had 4 lumpectomies and radiation therapy. I get checked every 6 months and as of this moment I am cancer free. I've been noticing though that my clothes don't fit properly and the breast is really getting much more indented and this is noticeable with bra and clothes on. I saw my surgeon for my 6 month check up and she gave me Christine Guarino's card. I got an appointment within a few days and best thing I ever did. She fitted me w/2 "shapers" and 3 bras. I can't believe the difference in how I look now in clothes. My bustline is beautiful! I highly recommend Christine. She made me feel pretty again. She and her staff are absolutely wonderful. Now that I have the "shapers" I can just go back and buy new bras from her as I need them. I'm so happy I found her!!!
Susan W.May 27, 2015
Christine is amazing! I felt so comfortable from the minute I walked into her office. She is so personable and knowledgeable about the products and what fits best. I had a wonderful experience and would recommend her to anyone!
Christina F.April 24, 2015
I just was fitted and of course was wearing the wrong size. Christine and her assistant Jessica took the time to fit me and found the perfect bra to fit perfect as well as look brautiful. I can't wait to order more. I encourage every woman to go see her!!!
Melissa W.April 21, 2015
I am a 33 year old BRCA2 carrier who just had a double mastectomy with flap reconstruction. Unfortunately one of the flaps failed so I currently do not have a right breast. I was recommended to World of Pink through my surgeon and I am so glad she did. Christine and her team were so kind, supportive and sweet. She made me feel comfortable in my own skin again. I have a wonderful prosthetic and bras that actually fit! I can't recommend Christine and World of Pink enough, they will make you feel like YOU again.
Kerri R.April 13, 2015
Christine is awesome! So smart and personal! Anyone who meets her loves her and instantly knows they're in good hands!
Mirela S.April 12, 2015
Christine is a beautiful woman on the inside and out, and within minutes of meeting her, I felt instantly comfortable and at ease. She is extremely knowledgeable of the products and how they rank in quality and efficiency compared to factory made merchandise. Christine was sweet and sensitive about my situation and gave me an elevated level of confidence as I continue my journey. Thank you for everything and I will see you soon! xo
Tricia C.March 10, 2015
So grateful to Dr. Cocarro and the other surgeons at Suffolk Plastic Surgeons in E. Setauket for adding an essential service for their patients-professional bra fitting by A WORLD OF PINK established by Board Certified Fitter Christine Guarino. Christine fits post breast surgery patients with the proper bras for daily wear, exercise, sleep and more. After my bilateral mastectomy I got fitted at a department store and purchased expensive bras. To my surprise they were not comfortable! When Dr. Cocarro explained the new fitting service available right there in the office I immediately told him I was interested. My experience meeting Christine was informative. She is knowledgeable, pleasant and dedicated to fitting women with properly fitting bras or prosthesis. My new daytime bra is extremely comfortable. The sleepwear bra Christine fitted me with has improved my sleep. I am no longer waking up several times during the night to tug at my bra. I also want to add that the bras are very stylish looking. I am looking forward to getting fitted with the proper swimwear next. Thank you Christine for your wonderful achievement in creating A WORLD OF PINK! MIZPAH! (may the Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent one from the other)
Mary R.February 25, 2015
I am on the other side of what Christine does. I got breast augmentation and afterwards I went to the department stores and bought many new bras. I was so excited to wear my new bigger size bras, but little did I know, after my operation, the bras felt so uncomfortable, none of them seemed to fit well. after one of my follow up visits with Dr. Caccaro, he introduced me to Christine. She fitted me and wow what a difference the correct size bra makes after you get breast aug. Christine is an expert fitter and the bra she picked for me fit like a glove didn't hurt me. she explained the bras in the department stores aren't made for women with breast implants. Her bras are not only comfy, but she has a wide assortment of 'sexy' bras, sports bras, etc. I highly recommend getting fitted after a breast aug for a bra at Suffolk Plastic Surgeons.
Linda F.February 14, 2015
What a great experience. Christine is so lovely and so knowledgeable. I felt comfortable the moment I walked in her office. I would recommend her to anyone. Her assistant Kellie was great too. Thank you ladies.
Allison M.February 12, 2015
I purposely waited for later in the day to get in touch. I wanted to give it more time. Well, good news! I love it. I went home from work yesterday and put it on, slept with it and still have it on. I told you I haven't slept in a while, but last night I slept very well. I feel like the bra is "home" to my boobs. They are in there nice and neatly tucked in. I notice I have more cleavage than with the other bras I have purchased. Then I went to the gym also last night and they felt good working out. The sides so far are not hurting me like the others.