Category Archives: HipNJ Cares

Hip New Jersey highlights the Garden State’s heart of gold. We feature passionate charity efforts and the philanthropic all-stars behind these important initiatives!

Females, Football and Philanthropy

Spa treatments, chic boutiques, makeup tutorials…this wasn’t your father’s tailgate party!

Females, Football, and Philanthropy” kicked off Super Bowl weekend in glam style. Powerhouse New Jersey women (and some men!) filled the Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, NJ to hobnob with celebrity chefs and CBS Sports Radio personalities (including the night’s emcee, Amy Lawrence, and WFAN’s Janice Kirkel), shop an exclusive silent auction, and sip on custom cocktails by Punzone Vodka. The Wellness Lounge treated guests to massages, chiropractic adjustments, ear candling, and reflexology. And what’s a tailgate party without some football?  Players from the New York Sharks, part of the Women’s Football Alliance, showed guests how to toss a football, hit a target, suit up and have lots of fun!

“Females, Football & Philanthropy” was all to benefit the American Cancer Society, and honored a courageous group of local women that won their battle against their illness.  Honorees included actress Regina Taylor; Annie Del Moro; Andrea Raynor, author and 9/11 chaplain; Nicole McGrath, DDS, founder of the KinderSmile Foundation; Pamela Pecs Citron, founder of Pendo Systems, Inc.; and Deb Belfatto, co-founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure (North Jersey Chapter).

#HipNJ’s Gina Cerniglia “Glammed up the Ultimate Party for a Cause” by interviewing some of the honorees, attendees, and founder of the event, Allison Sargent.

For more information, visit Females, Football & Philanthropy on the web!

Fundraising with Ferrari’s at George Press Jewlers

During Summer 2013, a select few got a chance to live a dream and drive a Ferrari at George Press Jewelers‘ “Fundraising with Ferraris”, all to support Parkinsons Disease research.

#HipNJ’s Gina Cerniglia got up-close to these magnificent vehicles, and spoke to the people who made it all possible.

This our fourth Ferrari event, and weve chose [to support] Parkinsons because Richard Stein, who is a client of ours, was diagnosed with Parkinsons seven years ago,said Cheryl Press of George Press Jewelers.  We actually let Richard choose which part of the Parkinsons affiliation that he wanted to donate to, and he selected the Unity Walk.

Richard Stein has been living with Parkinsons for the past seven years of his life, and was told five years ago he wont be able to drive, walk or work.  Not only is he still able to do all those things, but is making each day count by embracing life and buying Ferrari’s “in clumps.”  His five (!) models were on glorious display for the droves of supporters.  

According to the Parkinsons Disease Foundation, as many as one million people in the U.S. are living with Parkinsons. 

For more information on George Press Jewelers, visit their website.