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Adopt a Child’s Wish for the Holidays

The holiday season is very meaningful to The Ashley Lauren Foundation. Our ALF Family Holiday Party is one of many programs offered to the children and their families. It is a beautiful, fun-filled day for the children and their families to forget about their cancer and enjoy the holiday season.

If you would like to adopt a child’s wish or contribute towards a wish for the holidays, visit our Wish List on Amazon here.
Please email our Program Director, Nancy Kolakowski, once the wish is purchased at
Please have the wish mailed to our office unwrapped by Friday, December 1st. Our address is:
The Ashley Lauren Foundation
309 Morris Avenue, Suite D
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
If you would like to make a contribution towards a wish, you may mail a check or donate here. Please indicate it is for our wish drive. Contact our office at 732-414-1625 for additional information and any questions. Thank you and happy holidays!
November 16th, 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 or call The Ashley Lauren Foundation office at 732-414-1625.



November 28th, 2016|ALF Happenings, Past Events|0 Comments