Susan G. Komen North Jersey will celebrate 20 years of fighting breast cancer and saving lives at a special Pink Tie Party honoring Founders Deborah Q. Belfatto, Kathy Hubert-McKenna and Lisa Herschli; medical honoree RWJBarnabas Health, and corporate honoree Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite.
The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Jack Ford, who is currently a CBS News Correspondent for “60 Minutes Sports” and the Host of “Metro Focus on PBS,” will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Rosemary Scoppetuolo of Florham Park and Michele Caselnova of Sparta are Co-Chairs for this year’s gala event, which will feature cocktails, dinner, dancing, silent/live auctions, and entertainment by New Jersey’s premiere show band, The Infernos Band.
Komen North Jersey’s signature Pink Tie events have raised over $11.6 million since the Affiliate’s founding in 1997, and have played a vital role in funding its mission. Through Pink Tie and its annual Race for the Cure (now celebrating its 10th year), the Affiliate has awarded over $18 million in local community grants to non-profit organizations that provide screening/diagnostic services, breast health/breast cancer education, treatment support, and survivorship programs for underserved women and men in nine Northern New Jersey counties.
In addition, over $7 million has been directed to national research programs in pursuit of new breast cancer screening techniques, better and more effective treatment options, and ultimately, the causes and cures to eradicate breast cancer forever.
Last fall, Susan G. Komen launched its More Than PINK campaign, which celebrates the heroes who have made a significant impact in the fight to end breast cancer, and encourages everyone to act, donate and get involved. Susan G. Komen has also set its sights on a new BOLD GOAL—to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the US by 2026 by improving access of the underserved to quality and timely cancer care, and enhancing Komen’s research focus on lethal breast cancers.
The party will be held Friday, April 7, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park.