Because it matters.
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
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.
The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s annual Lakewood BlueClaws Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016. The Lakewood BlueClaws will be playing the Greenboro Grasshoppers, game time will begin at 7:05 pm. The Ashley Lauren Foundation Theatre Ensemble will be singing the National Anthem at the game.
Tickets are $12.00 and can be obtained by calling The Ashley Lauren Foundation office at 732.414.1625. Come out and enjoy an evening of baseball – you will be helping a child that is suffering from cancer.
The Ashley Lauren Foundation is delighted that a long-time supporter, Mr. Peter Grandich, has made the following sports memorabilia for sale through the month of May in his Spring Lake office, with 100% of the sales going to The Ashley Lauren Foundation.
The following items are for sale:
NY Jets Joe Klecko Jersey $250; Football $175; Mini-Helmet $125
NY Jets Chris Ivory Jersey $200; Mini-Helmet $125
NY Jets Erik Coleman Football $125; Mini-Helmet $100
NY Jets Ray Lucas Jersey $175; Football $125; Mini-Helmet $100
NY Giants David Tyree Jersey $275; Football $175; Mini-Helmet $125
NY Giants Jeff Feagles Football $150; Mini-Helmet $100
NY Rangers Ron Greschner Jersey $250; Mini-Helmet $125; Puck $50
NY Rangers Nick Fotiu Jersey $250; Mini-Helmet $125; Puck $50
NJ Devils Ken Daneyko Jersey $250; Mini-Helmet $125; Puck $50
NJ Devils Grant Marshall Mini-Helmet $100; Puck $50
NJ Devils Jim Dowd Mini-Helmet $100
Philadelphia Flyers Brian Propp Mini-Helmet $100; Puck $50
NY Mets Ron Darling Jersey $200
Super Bowl XLII Helmet signed by Kevin Boss, Barry Cofield, Madison Hedgecock, Jeff Feagles, Mathias Kiwanuka, Steve Smith, Justin Tuck, Lawrence Tynes, David Tyree, Guy Whimper, Gerris Wilkenson $900
Peter’s company, Trinity Financial, Sports & Entertainment Management Company, is located at 219 Morris Avenue, Spring Lake NJ 07762. You can visit his office or contact us at 732-414-1625 to purchase item(s). If you are interested in making a purchase, you can make a check out directly to The Ashley Lauren Foundation for the cost(s) of any item(s).
We were honored to be at his Grand Opening on April 30, 2016.
Please support The Ashley Lauren Foundation while enjoying some very nice sports items.
To learn more about Peter, please visit www.petergrandich.com.
We are very grateful to Peter for making this possible and for caring about the ALF children and their families.
Get Out of the Cold…Give Back, Feel Good! Get a Haircut to Help Kids Fighting Cancer The staff of the Figaro II Barber Shop of Manalapan will be giving haircuts to anyone that makes a $10.00 minimum donation to The Ashley Lauren Foundation, a non-profit located in Spring Lake that assists New Jersey children with cancer and their families through financial, material and emotional support.
Unisex hair stylists will be available at the Marlboro Township Recreation Center, located on Wyncrest Road (near Rt. 520) in Marlboro from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2016. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the foundation. Contact The Ashley Lauren Foundation at 732.414.1625 for additional information.
On Saturday, February 20, 2016 beginning at 6:00 pm at the Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch, guests will gather to honor Dr. Kenneth & Ann Nahum and their family at The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s 5th Annual “Butterfly Ball.”
The event provides an opportunity for attendees to enjoy an evening of fine food, drink and entertainment while raising funds and increasing awareness of The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s mission of providing Hope & Help for Children with Cancer in NJ. Guests will enjoy a truly elegant and fun-filled “1920’s Gatsby” Atmosphere during the cocktail hour.
In addition to an evening of dinner and dancing – with music by Brian Kirk & The Jirks – guests will be able to bid on many unique auction items graciously donated by supporters of The Ashley Lauren Foundation. Founder and CEO, Monica Vermeulen, states, “This is an evening not to be missed. We have many exciting things planned for the Ball. Victoria Ali and Bob Montesano, Butterfly Ball Co-Chairs and their dedicated committee are working hard at making this a very memorable evening.”
Funds raised by the Butterfly Ball will support the programs of The Ashley Lauren Foundation including Direct Family Assistance, (household bills, bills and medications not paid through medical insurance, traveling expenses to and from hospitals, funeral expenses, etc.); Material Assistance (food, clothing, household items); Emotional Support; Support groups; Parties for the Children; Advocacy; Outings; Birthday and Holiday Gifts for the Children; “Making Dreams Come True” Program and anything else that is needed to make their lives easier and to let each child know that they are important. The Ashley Lauren Foundation does not fund research but rather are “in the trenches” with these families as they cope with the daily battle of pediatric cancer.”