The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s 4th Annual “Butterfly Ball” Honoring Anita DelPesce and Bob Montesano

Over 460 guests enjoyed being part of The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s 4th Annual Butterfly Ball at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch. All attendees enjoyed an evening of fine food, drink and great carnival/circus themed entertainment, while raising funds for the many programs of the Foundation and increasing awareness of The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s mission of providing Hope & Help for Children with Cancer in NJ.

The honorees were Anita DelPesce and Bob Montesano of Colts Neck. Anita DelPesce says, “The children are the true heroes and Bob and I are grateful to be in their company. As part of The Ashley Lauren Foundation, Bob and I have been blessed with opportunities to share our resources and our time to ease the stress that these families face. The Foundation’s work is far from over as more children are diagnosed every day, but what we’ve accomplished together has made a difference in hundreds of people’s lives. Let’s all roll up our sleeves and continue this journey with more dedication than ever.”

Monica Vermeulen, CEO and Founder of the Foundation, says, “We are so grateful to Anita and Bob for their commitment, dedication and assistance in making a difference in the lives of these children.

Victoria Ali, Trustee of the Foundation and Chairperson of the event adds, I am ecstatic by the success of the evening and the generosity of our guests. The night exuded our mission of Hope and Help. Additionally, I am most thankful and proud of the stellar committee that helped produce this amazing event. We are grateful to our Honorees, Evening Sponsors, Silent & Live Auction Donors, Volunteers and The Ocean Place Resort & Spa.
The Ashley Lauren Foundation provides financial assistance, material needs, emotional support, as well as programs such as Making Dreams Come True, Summerfest, Harvest Party, Boardwalk Spring Party, Birthday Brigade, Holiday Party, Hospital Parties and Special Outings for New Jersey children suffering from cancer in order to make a difference in their lives.

If you are interested in volunteering, making a donation, hosting a fundraiser, corporate sponsorship and/or matching gifts, please visit or call 732.414.1625.