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Inaugural Run for Hope to Benefit The Ashley Lauren Foundation

Mark your calendars for the ultimate Sunday Funday, all while showing your support for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Brielle Ale House is hosting its inaugural Run for Hope 5K & Fun Run to benefit The Ashley Lauren Foundation, a nonprofit based out of Spring Lake and serving all of New Jersey, which provides financial assistance, emotional support and many other programs to children and families suffering from the hardships of pediatric cancer, on Sunday, September 24, 2017.

All proceeds from this event will go to The Ashley Lauren Foundation. Participants will receive a t-shirt, a closed scenic course throughout Brielle, and access to an after party with their registration. After the race, there will be a ton of free family fun for participants at Brielle Ale House that includes face painting and bounce houses, a barbecue, drink tickets, a push-up/plank challenge, music, gift basket raffles, 50/50 and so much more!

Registration is from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Brielle Ale House, located at 601 Union Lane in Brielle; the 5K starts at 10:30 a.m. and the 1-Mile Walk/Fun Run (one-mile) at 10:45 a.m. (strollers welcome). The after party begins at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $35 per person, and $20 for 12 and under. Online registration ends September 21st, you must register by September 1st to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

“We are so excited for the inaugural Run for Hope, and so thankful to Brielle Ale House for graciously hosting this event. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, what better way to show your support for our young warriors. I hope you and your entire family can come and join us!” said Monica Vermeulen, Founder and CEO of The Ashley Lauren Foundation.

Don’t miss out! Sign up today by visiting here. Register by September 1, 2017 to be guaranteed a Run for Hope t-shirt.

Sponsorships are also available, download the PDF below:

Run for Hope Sponsorship

For more information, questions, or to volunteer, contact The Ashley Lauren Foundation at 732.414.1625 or info@ashleylaurenfoundation.org today!

Register Here!

July 27th, 2017|ALF Happenings, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

The Ashley Lauren Foundation Golf Outing

The Ashley Lauren Foundation will be holding its annual Golf Outing on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Cream Ridge Golf Course in Cream Ridge, New Jersey.

To participate or for more information, click the following link – ALF Golf Outing

To speak to someone directly, call David DeDominicis at 508.274.1334 or Lou Bernardo at 732.779.7808.

 

 

 

 

July 19th, 2017|ALF Happenings, Upcoming Events|1 Comment

The Ashley Lauren Foundation Appoints Serena DiMaso to Board of Directors

The Ashley Lauren Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Serena DiMaso to its Board of Directors.

The Foundation, based out of Spring Lake, and serving all of New Jersey, provides financial assistance, emotional support and many other programs to children and families suffering from the hardships of pediatric cancer.

Founder and CEO Monica Vermeulen states, “We are honored to have Serena DiMaso join our Board. Serena brings a tremendous amount of experience which will help to further our mission of helping children with cancer.”

DiMaso is currently serving her third elected term on the Board of Chosen Freeholders. She is   liaison to the Office of Emergency Management, Workforce Development, Superintendent of Schools, Tourism, Division of Reclamation, Division of Weights & Measures, Improvement Authority and the Shade Tree Commission. DiMaso serves as the Freeholder representative on the County’s Planning Board and the Mosquito Control Advisory Board. DiMaso served on the Holmdel Township Committee for ten years, including five years as Mayor. She serves on the Meridian Hospital’s Corporation Board of Trustees, is Chairwoman of the Bayshore Hospital Foundation and is an active member of the Holmdel First Aid Squad. Serena is also a Board member of the National Foundation for Women Legislators.

Serena participated in The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s Butterfly Ball competition “Dancing For Our Stars” in February 2017. She states, “What a fun way to help raise the money needed to carry out the important work of the Foundation.”

“The Ashley Lauren Foundation does so much for children battling cancer and their families,” says DiMaso. “It is my privilege to join this great group and do what I can to advance their mission of bringing hope and help for children with cancer.”

The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s Board of Directors are: Monica Vermeulen, Founder and CEO; Thomas Corley, Vice President and Treasurer; Carolyn Walker, Secretary; Lou Russo, Trustee; Howard Levine, Trustee; Lou Bernardo, Trustee; Carolyn Burtnick, Trustee; Serena DiMaso, Trustee; Tom Arnone, Trustee; Nancy Kolakowski, Program Director/Family Liaison; Mary Spano Gleckner, Family Liaison; and Nancy Wendt, Family Liaison.

 

June 28th, 2017|ALF Happenings|0 Comments

Performance of HAIRSPRAY to Benefit The Ashley Lauren Foundation

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, HAIRSPRAY, on July 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.; July 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.; and July 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at The Strand Theatre, located at 400 Clifton Avenue in Lakewood, NJ.

The 1950’s are out and change is in the air! HAIRSPRAY, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do! You will truly enjoy a wonderful family show while helping children that are suffering from cancer.

Tickets are reserved seating $15.00 and up. There is a special VIP Dinner/Show Package for $40.00 on Friday, July 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at The Strand.

For tickets and additional information, go to https://www.kidz-4-kidznj.comor call Carrie at 732-814-5327.

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

June 7th, 2017|ALF Happenings|0 Comments

The Ashley Lauren Foundation Appoints Two Monmouth County Locals to Board of Directors

The Ashley Lauren Foundation is pleased to announce the appointments of Tom Arnone and Carolyn Burtnick to its Board of Directors. The Foundation, based out of Spring Lake, and serving all of New Jersey, provides financial assistance and emotional support to children and families suffering from the hardships of pediatric cancer.

Founder and CEO Monica Vermeulen states, “I am excited to welcome Tom Arnone and Carolyn Burtnick to the Board of Directors. Both of them embody the spirit of community, talent, expertise and energy. They truly have a passion for children with cancer and the desire to envision an ambitious future for The Ashley Lauren Foundation in order for us to be able to assist more and more children.”

Tom Arnone has served on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders since 2010, where he oversees the County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering and serves as the liaison to Public Information and Tourism, Economic Development and the Office of Shared Services. Mr. Arnone also served as a councilmember and mayor in Neptune City. He is currently the vice president of Property Management for PRC Group and serves as vice chairman of the Monmouth Ocean Foundation for Children with Special Needs.

Arnone was part of the 6th annual Butterfly Ball, which was held in late February of this year. He raised funds for the Foundation by participating in its “DANCING FOR OUR STARS” competition, where he prepped for weeks ahead of the Butterfly Ball to showcase his dance moves in front of the sold out crowd at Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, NJ.

“I’m truly honored to become part of such a charitable foundation comprised of dedicated and passionate people whose mission is to bring smiles to the faces of children bravely battling pediatric cancer,” Mr. Arnone said.

Carolyn Burtnick, a life-long resident of Monmouth County, has been working in the local publishing business for 20 years, and is the Editor-in-chief of Community Magazine (CM). She attended Saint John Vianney High School in Holmdel, and graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, majoring in marketing. Ms. Burtnick specializes in all media, with a focus on advertising, social media, website creation, and publicity. She has been very active in the Monmouth County community, giving her time to many non-profits, as well as serving on local business boards.

Burtnick has been working with The Ashley Lauren Foundation for over seven years, specifically volunteering with special events, and has been a member of the Butterfly Ball Committee since its inception.

“The Ashley Lauren Foundation has a special place in my heart. The work they do for families and children in the state of New Jersey is amazing and humbling. I look forward to becoming an integral part of this great organization,” noted Ms. Burtnick.

The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s Board of Directors are: Monica Vermeulen, Founder and CEO; Thomas Corley, Vice President and Treasurer; Carolyn Walker, Secretary; Lou Russo, Trustee; Howard Levine, Trustee; Lou Bernardo, Trustee; Carolyn Burtnick, Trustee; Tom Arnone, Trustee; Nancy Kolakowski, Program Director/Family Liaison; Mary Spano Gleckner, Family Liaison; and Nancy Wendt, Family Liaison.

March 31st, 2017|ALF Happenings|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

ALF’s 6th Annual Butterfly Ball Digital Edition

Check out our digital copy of our ad journal for the 6th annual Butterfly Ball. Thank you to all our supporters!

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March 6th, 2017|ALF Happenings, Past Events, Upcoming 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