Friday, August 24, 2012

Cancer Support Community announces sixth annual Celebration of Life with PETER CRISS

The Cancer Support Community, Eatontown, is hosting its sixth annual Celebration of Life on Oct. 18 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. The event will feature food, wine and fashions modeled by cancer survivors. This year the Cancer Support Community welcomes its first Celebration of Life ambassador, Peter Criss of KISS, rock star and male breast cancer survivor.

“You will find our Celebration of Life filled with joy, camaraderie, hope, compassion, and love as we honor cancer survivors for their strength and courage,” said Ilene Winters, founder and executive director. “We will also recognize our special honorees, including community leader and philanthropist Tim McLoone, Cancer Support Community board member Gary Weiner, and Cancer Support Community volunteer Ellen Levine.”

Beginning at 6 p.m., a special VIP reception will take place on the terrace of the country club, where guests will mingle with Peter Criss while enjoying champagne and hors d’oeuvres. VIP guests will also receive a signed copy of Criss’ new book, “Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of KISS,” their picture with Criss in a commemorative frame, and a $2,000 gift certificate from Kramer Portraits. VIP tickets are $250 and are limited. Michelle Charlesworth, WABC news anchor, will emcee the main event beginning at 7 p.m. There will be a sampling of dishes from Monmouth County’s best restaurants, a variety of libations, desserts and an auction. The evening will culminate with a runway show featuring fashions by Stacy Gemma Everywhere and Macy’s. Main event tickets are $125.

The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to help people affected by cancer to enhance their health and wellbeing through participation in professional programs of emotional support, education and hope. Details: Lorraine Mackin at 732- 578-9200 or

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