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Join #HipNJ at Fashion with Compassion!

The St. Joseph’s Health Foundation is holding their third annual Fashion With Compassion to benefit The St. Joseph’s Health Children’s Hospital on April 4, 2019 at Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, NJ!

This event is one of #HipNJ‘s favorites every spring (click here to watch our coverage from last year’s event!) Guests will enjoy an evening of sipping, shopping and mingling with fabulous foods, fine wines and a marketplace of fashion-forward vendors. During the event’s silent auction, guests will be able to bid on items worn on Real Housewives of New Jersey by cast members  Dolores Catania and Margaret Josephs. In addition, there will be dancing, a high end raffle, and more for all the fashionistas in attendance!

Fashion with Compassion co-chairs, Maryanne Puccio and Donna DeCandido, spoke to Steve Adubato about why others should join them in their support of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

“It’s a fun night to get dressed up, grab your friends and help the children at St. Joseph’s Health,” explained Donna.

“We have a whole marketplace and there is just beautiful things– from handbags to scarves to jewelry,” added Maryanne. “Our goal is to raise $200,000 for the children and families that are part of the St. Joseph’s Health family.”

A component of St. Joseph’s Health, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is a state-designated acute care specialized children’s hospital located at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, on the System’s main campus in Paterson, New Jersey. Renowned for its leading edge technology and compassionate “patients first” approach to service excellence, the Children’s Hospital provides specialized health care services designed especially for children from birth to age 21. Proceeds from the event will provide important funding to the life-saving and life-changing services for the children of St. Joseph’s Health.

Join #HipNJ and get your tickets now at StJosephsFashion.org.

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Foundation: Fashion with Compassion

#HipNJ spoke with Liz Regula, Executive Director of the St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Foundation, about their new signature fashion event, Fashion with Compassion.

The event, which will be held on March 2 at the beautiful Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, is a step in a different direction for the Foundation, which has held similar events annually. “We decided to rebrand and focus on the fashion aspect of the event,” Regula says.

Guests are in for a treat, with 16 vendors bringing a variety of different fashion items. Vendors include Reve Boutique, ela rae, and South Moon Under. “There will be a wide variety of fun stuff to shop for,” Regula says.

Besides the shopping, guests will be able to participate in dancing, a silent auction, two high end raffles, and a Best Dressed Contest. “Dress to impress,” Regula suggests. The silent auction will feature items including a Gucci handbag and a trip to Turks and Caicos. Raffle prizes will include two packages worth $5,000 or more in merchandise.

Proceeds from this event have always supported St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, and this year is no exception. This year, funding will be used to support women and children’s services.

The event is expected to raise 150 thousand dollars, which would be a new record, with about 500 guests in attendance. General admission tickets are still available and can be purchased here.

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth, Regula says that the mission of St. Joseph’s is “to serve the underserved in our community.” To learn more about St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Foundation, check out