#HipNJ celebs such as Emmy Award winner Armand Assante and Jersey Boys Broadway star Dominic Scaglione, Jr. were among the 2,000+ spectators that were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime automobile parade of over 40 rides.
#HipNJ’s Peter Falzo went one-on-one with some of the big players from the event, including Fresco owner Franco Porporino, Jr. about his desire to stop bullying. Editor-in-Chief of Hudson MOD, Ty Sawyer, talked about how much of a privilege it was to be able to give back to the community in such a “hip” way.
Observers had a chance to further help the cause by purchasing a ‘Stop Hate’ design product. The designer, Karma for a Cure, gives 10% of the proceeds for whichever cause (in this case, bullying) to the charity it supports. Founder Margaux Minutolo filled #HipNJ in on the amazing story behind her brand.
#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 we’ve chose [to support] Parkinson’s because Richard Stein, who is a client of ours, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s seven years ago,” said Cheryl Press of George Press Jewelers. “We actually let Richard choose which part of the Parkinson’s affiliation that he wanted to donate to, and he selected the Unity Walk.”
Richard Stein has been living with Parkinson’s for the past seven years of his life, and was told five years ago he won’t 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 Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, as many as one million people in the U.S. are living with Parkinson’s.
For more information on George Press Jewelers, visit their website.