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Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party Set For March 16

Patty Steele, co-host of 101.1's popular morning radio show Scott Shannon in the Morning (and a four-year breast cancer survivor), will serve as Master of Ceremonies for this year's Pink Tie Party Credits: Devon Cass
Chatham resident Jennie Silecchia will be recognized at the 2018 Pink Tie Party as this year's Individual Honoree. Jennie has been volunteering for the Komen North Jersey Affiliate for over 15 years Credits: Peter Wallburg Studios
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey attracted many participants to their booth in the Wellness Village at the 2017 Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. Credits: Arik Gorban
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey offered information on health & wellness as a sponsor of Komen North Jersey's inaugural Women's Wellness Expo, held in Newark in October 2017 Credits: Kathi Edelson Wolder
Pfizer will be recognized at the 2018 Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party as this year's Medical Honoree. Credits: Arik Gorban

SUMMIT, NJ — The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up.

The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL: to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by the year 2026, by improving access to quality and timely cancer care and enhancing Komen’s national research focus on the most lethal types of breast cancers.

Co-chairs of the event are Michele Caselnova of Sparta and Tim and Connie Harbison of Hillsborough. The evening will pay tribute to 15-year veteran volunteer Jennie Silecchia of Chatham (Individual Honoree), Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Corporate Honoree) and Pfizer (Medical Honoree). Patty Steele, co-host of the 101.1/WCBS-FM morning radio show "Scott Shannon in the Morning" will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

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Steele is a four-year breast cancer survivor.

“In some way, everyone has been impacted by breast cancer. We must continue to work tirelessly to detect, treat and ultimately prevent this awful disease,” said Kevin P. Conlin, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from Komen New Jersey, and proud of our partnership with Susan G. Komen both locally and nationally,” said Matthew Shaulis, Regional President, North America, for Pfizer Oncology. 

Silecchia has been a vital and devoted member of the “family,” for 15 years, volunteering several days a week as an office assistant, working on almost every signature fundraising event, in addition to day-to-day activities.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $400; tables of 10 may be purchased for $4,000.

To purchase tickets, email, call 908-277-2904, or visit


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