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The Ashley Lauren Foundation Golf Outing

The Ashley Lauren Foundation will be holding its annual Golf Outing on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Cream Ridge Golf Course in Cream Ridge, New Jersey. For more information, please click on the link below.

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March 17th, 2017|ALF Happenings, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s 6th Annual Butterfly Ball a Success

On February 25, 2017, over 350 guests gathered at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa to enjoy The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s much anticipated 6th Annual Butterfly Ball “DANCING FOR OUR STARS” and raise funding and awareness for children suffering from cancer. Investors Bank was this year’s honoree.

Monica Vermeulen, Founder/CEO stated, “We are so grateful to all of our sponsors, auction donors, entertainers and guests for their incredible support. Our new and exciting dance competition was enjoyed by everyone in attendance. We are so grateful to our dancers who worked many hours rehearsing and raising funds for our Ashley Lauren kids. The dancers put on an amazing performance. Our dancers included Carol Stillwell, President/CEO of Stillwell-Hansen Inc. who did a beautiful waltz which transitioned into rock and roll with Joe Hasson of Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Red Bank.; Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders Deputy Director Serena DiMaso who did an amazing salsa with Andre Gosselin also from Fred Astaire; Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone who did a high energy and exciting disco with Ashley Lauren Vermeulen and Tom Corley President/CPA of Cerefice & Co. and published author who did a fun hip-hop dance with Ashley Lauren Vermeulen. The winner of both the People’s Choice Award and the Judge’s Award was Carol Stillwell. We are also very grateful to our judges, Joe Leone, Tom Hayes, Anthony LaGruth and Ron Wollner.”

The goal of The Ashley Lauren Foundation is to ease the journey when pediatric cancer is diagnosed by providing direct financial assistance (household bills, medications not paid through medical insurance, traveling expenses to and from hospitals, funeral expenses, etc.); material assistance (food, clothing, household items); emotional support (for the entire family); seasonal parties for the children and their families; advocacy; “Making Dreams Come True” Program; Birthday Brigade (gifts, cake, balloons delivered personally to each child); special outings; hospital parties; holiday gifts for the children and anything else that is needed to make their lives easier and bring smiles to their faces.

Photos of the 6th annual Butterfly Ball can be viewed here.

For more information about how you can get involved, call us today at 732.414.1625.

March 10th, 2017|ALF Happenings, Past Events|0 Comments

The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s 6th Annual Butterfly Ball

On Saturday, February 25, 2017 beginning at 6:00 pm at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, guests will gather for The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s much anticipated 6th Annual Butterfly Ball “DANCING FOR OUR STARS.”

This fun-filled event provides an opportunity for attendees to enjoy an evening of fine food, drink and entertainment while raising funds for and increasing awareness of The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s mission of providing Hope & Help for Children with Cancer in NJ. Brian Kirk and the Jirks will provide the music and guests will be able to bid on many fun and unique auction items.

Monica Vermeulen, Founder/CEO stated, “This is an evening not to be missed. We have many exciting things planned for the Ball. A new and exciting component will be our ‘DANCING FOR OUR STARS competition, where our performers will be dancing to raise money for the ‘Stars’ of The Ashley Lauren Foundation – Our Children!

“Our dancers will be paired with professional dancers (Andre Gosselin of Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Red Bank and Ashley Lauren Vermeulen) and will have to earn the most votes pre-event and at the event to win the People’s Choice award. They will then be judged on performance ability at the event to win the Judges Award. It will be lots of fun cheering on your favorite dance couple along with cheering on our amazing Ashley Lauren Foundation children.”

The dancers that will be competing include Carol Stillwell, President/CEO of Stillwell-Hansen Inc.; Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders Deputy Director Serena DiMaso; Spring Lake Fire Company #1 Captain John Wall and Tom Corley, President/CPA of Cerefice & Co. and published author.

The goal of The Ashley Lauren Foundation is to ease the journey when pediatric cancer is diagnosed by providing direct financial assistance (household bills, medications not paid through medical insurance, traveling expenses to and from hospitals, funeral expenses, etc.); material assistance (food, clothing, household items); emotional support (for the entire family); four major seasonal parties for the children and their families (Spring Party at the Boardwalk, Summerfest, Harvest Party, Holiday Party); advocacy; “Making Dreams Come True” Program; birthday brigade (gifts, cake, balloons delivered personally to each child); special outings; hospital parties; holiday gifts for the children and anything else that is needed to make their lives easier and bring smiles to their faces.
For all details about the 6th Annual Butterfly Ball and the dance competition go to www.ashleylaurenfoundation.org or call The Ashley Lauren Foundation office at 732-414-1625.

 

 

November 28th, 2016|Past Events|0 Comments

Butterfly Ball Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a sponsor for our 2017 Butterfly Ball today!

Your support is sincerely appreciated. Proceeds benefit The Ashley Lauren Foundation whose mission is to provide Hope and Help for Children with Cancer in New Jersey. Donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS Regulations.   The Ashley Lauren Foundation is a nonprofit organization with Section 501 (c) 3 status for tax purposes. EIN # 20-3232026 & Charitable Registration # CH2746800

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please call 732.414.1625 today!

November 27th, 2016|Past Events|0 Comments

Show Your Support in the Butterfly Ball Ad Journal

To commemorate this special event, an elegant Butterfly Ball Ad Journal will be produced to highlight distinguished guests, award recipients and to acknowledge those sponsors and individuals whose dedication, commitment and hard work helped to make the 2017 Butterfly Ball possible. Our Journal Advertising pages provide the opportunity to market your business to the hundreds of civic and corporate leaders in attendance, while at the same time expressing your support to The Ashley Lauren Foundation and our mission to provide Hope and Help for Children with Cancer in New Jersey.

The Ashley Lauren Foundation is a nonprofit organization with Section 501 (c) 3 status for tax purposes. EIN # 20-3232026 & Charitable Registration is CH2746800.

To show your support and for more information, call 732.414.1625 or email Monica Vermeulen at mvermeulen@ashleylaurenfoundation.org.

 

 

November 26th, 2016|Past Events|0 Comments

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Wear your gold ribbon to show your support!

We would like to thank Governor Chris Christie, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the many Monmouth and Ocean County towns and Mayors for presenting The Ashley Lauren Foundation with proclamations recognizing September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Thank you for encouraging all of your residents to GO GOLD and increase awareness of childhood cancer!  We would also like to thank the many businesses that participated in our GO GOLD campaign!

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Be aware.
Take action.
Show your support.
Spread the word.
Go GOLD

September 21st, 2016|ALF Happenings|0 Comments

October 8 – Antique and Classic Car Show

Our 2nd annual Vintage Motorcar Fall Charity Classic!

Hosted by Cream Ridge Golf Course and the Roost Restaurant

September 12th, 2016|ALF Happenings|0 Comments

Childhood Cancer Awareness

Because it matters.

September 10th, 2016|ALF Happenings, Past Events|0 Comments

Coming this Summer – SHREK the Musical

The Ashley Lauren Foundation Theatre Ensemble, the theatrical arm of The Ashley Lauren Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope and help to children throughout New Jersey who suffer from cancer through financial, material and emotional support, will present the musical, SHREK THE MUSICAL, on July 15 at 7:30 p.m. and July 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Strand Theatre, located at 400 Clifton Avenue in Lakewood, NJ.

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. You will truly enjoy a wonderful family show while helping children that are suffering from cancer.

Tickets are reserved seating $16.00 and up. There is a special VIP Dinner/Show Package for $40.00 on Friday, July 15th at 6 p.m. at The Strand. The package includes: premium seating, dinner & dessert by Carrabba’s Italian Grill and a meet & greet with the cast.

For tickets and additional information, go to www.kidz-4-kidznj.com or call Gina at 732-255-9638.

Shrek the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. WWW.MTISHOWS.COM

June 2nd, 2016|ALF Happenings, Past Events|0 Comments

Donate Toys for 20th Annual SUMMERFEST!

The Ashley Lauren Foundation will be holding its 20th Annual Scott Chinery SUMMERFEST for Children with Cancer on July 24, 2016.

This annual event is given to these special children as a “day away.” Inflicted with this insidious disease, they endure many traumas while undergoing treatment and this day-long event of swimming, entertainment, games, rides, activities, food and much more brings tremendous joy to the hearts of these children and their families. Approximately 200+ are in attendance each year and our job is to provide all that we can for them. The reward is to see the smiles on the faces of each child who, for a short time, can forget about their illness and just “be kids.”

We are asking for your assistance with this very important event by doing a Toy Drive for us. One of the aspects (and favorite) of Summerfest, is our “Toy Room.” The children go through the room and choose their favorite new toys to take home with them. Your assistance will go far in providing happiness to some very courageous children and their families. We are seeking new, fun, unwrapped toys (no stuffed animals) for ages 3-18.

June 1st, 2016|ALF Happenings|0 Comments