SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Save the date for the Mama Mare Foundation and JillyBean Dream Trip Program's fifth annual JillyBean Boil for a Dream. This family-friendly event will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Polish America Club. The fun afternoon will include a delicious crawfish boil and other refreshments as well as a tricky tray, horseshoe and corn hole tournaments and kids activities. DJ Wacky Wayne will provide the entertainment.
Pre-sale tickets are $50 for adults 21 and over and $25 for ages 13 to 20. Kids 12 and under are free. Participants who purchase pre-sale tickets before May 17 will also be automatically entered into a raffle to win a special prize. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased online. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event and are $60 for adults 21 and over and $35 for ages 13 to 20.
All of the proceeds from the fifth annual JillyBean Boil for a Dream will go to benefit the JillyBean Dream Trip Program. The Jilly Bean Dream Trip Program partners with the Mama Mare Foundation to send a breast cancer survivor and her family on the trip of a lifetime. It was founded in loving memory of Jill Lecorchick who lost her battle with breast cancer.
The Mama Mare Foundation was founded in 2010 by Krista Kasper. Kasper founded the Mama Mare Foundation in memory of her mother, Mary Ellen Pernice. Pernice also lost her hard-fought battle with breast cancer. The Mama Mare Foundation offers assistance to breast cancer patients and their families, helping with house cleaning, meals, financial aid and the cost of wigs, which are often not covered by traditional health care plans.
Borough resident Alison Shornock and her family were the recipients of a trip to Disney World courtesy of the Mama Mare Foundation and the Jilly Bean Dream Trip Award Program. Shornock and her family were surprised on the doorstep of their Spotswood home in December of 2017. Lecorchick's father, Dale Gregorin, dressed as Santa to deliver the very, special holiday present to Shornock. Shornock is helping to organize the June 1 event.
The Polish American Club is located at 66 Adirondack Avenue in Spotswood.