A “MOVING” NIGHT OF FUNDRAISING
PHOTOS BY MARY WEIR & JOHN RIVERO
The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s sixth annual Butterfly Ball was held at Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch. Over 350 guests gathered to raise funds for children suffering from cancer (the Foundation’s mission is to ease the journey when pediatric cancer is diagnosed by providing direct financial assistance to patients and their families). Investor’s Bank was the honoree.
Monica Vermeulen, the Foundation’s founder and CEO stated: “We are so grateful to all our sponsors, auction donors, entertainers, and guests for their incredible support. Our dance competition was enjoyed by everyone in attendance.”
Dancers included Carol Stillwell, President and CEO of Stillwell-Hansen Inc., who danced with Joe Hasson of Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Serena DiMaso, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders Deputy Director, danced with Andre Gosselin, also from Fred Astaire, while Vermeulen danced with Tom Arnone, Monmouth County Freeholder. Winner of the People’s Choice Award was Carol Stillwell.