NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Palace At Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ is the spectacular backdrop for this year’s Night of Wine and Roses Gala benefiting the American Cancer Society. Now in its twenty-eighth year, this annual black tie event is being held on Friday, May 2nd.

Themed “A Springtime Affair,” this gala will offer the romance of a walk in the park on a warm, spring evening. Enjoy the renowned silent auction while also marveling at strolling magicians performing sleight of hand tricks, caricature artists, live entertainment, cocktails, dinner and so much more. The live entertainment will be provided by New Jersey’s favorite Oldies Group, “The Cameos.” The festivities will commence at 7:00 PM.

Please join the community as they celebrate and congratulate this year’s honorees:

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Mr. and Mrs. John and Judy Hoffman: Our Community Honorees have been ongoing volunteers at many levels and have been endlessly committed to statewide and national projects of the ACS. In particular, they have fostered education through underwriting a music program at Hope Lodge New York City. John and Judy always offer an outstretched hand to people in need of the human touch.

Dr. Didier Demesmin: Our Medical Honoree is a wonderful resource for all of New Jersey. Although he specializes in pain control, he is an expert in both invasive and pharmacologic techniques of management. Dr. Demesmin leads academic investigations at both Saint Peter’s University Hospital and JFK Medical Center, and he is a physician to star athletes. His reach is enormous, and his energies limitless.

Ms. Alecia Bloom: Our Shining Star is known for her passionate work as a leading fundraiser for the ACS. She has been a dominant force in programs of prevention and education for the past nine years.

Tickets to A Night of Wine and Roses start at $325, and Co-Chairs Dr. and Mrs. Michael Nissenblatt are optimistic that corporations, sponsors and individuals will prove even more generous than last year.

Sponsorship continues to grow, with current sponsors including: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell, The Marion and Norman Tanzman Charitable Foundation, Princeton Radiation Oncology/Princeton Radiology, ProCure Proton Therapy Center, Central Jersey Oncology Center, Drs. Joel Leizer, Howard Sorkin, and Mark Heiberger, Univeristy Radiology, and Investors Bank. The event attracts close to 300 guests and has become one of the most highly anticipated social events of the year.

To purchase tickets to the event, please visit the Night of Wine and Roses website.

For additional information please contact: Emily Nelson, Specialist of Distinguished Events, at (732)951-6360 or