September 16, 2013 at 6:55 AM
LIVINGSTON, NJ – This year, Livingston residents, Andrea Solomon and Farah Goldstein are co-chairing the American Cancer Society’s 34th annual Diamond Ball event “Cheers to 100 Years.”
“I lost my father to cancer and my mother is a survivor,” said Solomon. “The American Cancer Society has a mission I believe in. As co-chair of the American Cancer Society’s Diamond Ball for the past 8 years, I am directly involved in helping cancer patients and their families get the support and care they need during their journey.”
Goldstein joined Solomon as co-chair four years ago and is also passionate about the work she has been doing. “As a mother who has received two of the most amazing blessings, I hope to instill within my children the sense of social responsibility that has guided me in my work with the American Cancer Society. I welcome the opportunity to continue sharing with the community and beyond through this remarkable event for years to come, so that one day my daughters may experience a cancer-free world.”
This year’s “Cheers to 100 Years” will celebrate the American Cancer Society’s 100th birthday which passed on May 22, and will honor the fight the organization started a century ago.
The event is presented by Saint Barnabas Medical Center/Barnabas Health, and will be held at the Hilton Parsippany on Nov. 23 and will be catered by The Crystal Plaza.
Proceeds from the gala will help support the American Cancer Society programs and services for cancer patients and their families in the local community, including Look Good…Feel Better, which is a free, national public service program that helps women cancer patients improve their appearance and self-image by teaching them hands on beauty techniques to manage the appearance side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments and Reach to Recovery, a 30-year program which pairs trained volunteer breast cancer survivors with newly diagnosed cancer patients to help them cope with their diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
For more information regarding the Diamond Ball, visit gala.acsevents.org/DiamondBallNJ