Logo Fashion and Personalities

Logo Fashion and Personalities

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Event organized by the Women's Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center
Surrounded by members of the board of the Women's Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center, we can see right in the middle of this picture, Huffington Post's Editor in Chief Arianna Huffington (ivory color dress), and to her right, Gregory A. Greco, M.D. Chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery and General Surgery Clerkship Director at Monmouth Medical Center, during the 19th Annual 'Power of Pink' Luncheon. 
Rumson, NJ.- On Thursday, July 10th, we were invited by Lauren Vernon, board member of The Women's Council of the Leon Hess Cancer Center, to cover one of the events organized by them: the 19th Annual 'Power of Pink' Luncheon, the fundraiser that brings more than 450 men and women together to raise funds to enhance the quality of care delivered to cancer patients at Monmouth Medical Center.

The event took place at Old Oaks, the private estate of Claire and Woody Knopf. The weather was just perfect, and as a matter of fact, everything was just great! The food, the personalities who attended (all of them fashionably well dressed), and, of course, the event itself.

The 'Power of Pink' Luncheon proceeds allow the Council to support numerous hospital initiatives, including the purchase of state- of- the- art equipment, which aids in proper diagnosis and effective treatment of cancer patients.

This year's proceeds will fund the Patient Infusion Unit, where patients of all ages receive quality care including chemotherapy infusions and injections, blood transfusions, hydration treatments and other lifesaving treatments. 

During the event, Dr. Gregory Greco was honored by the Council, due to his commitment to deliver safe, quality plastic surgery and comprehensive medical care. Dr. Greco is the current President of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons.  

Arianna Huffington, President and Editor in Chief of the Huffington Post was the Celebrity Speaker of the 19th Annual 'Power of Pink' Luncheon. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, and in 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. During the event, Mrs. Huffington autographed copies of 'Thrive', her 14th book.

The Women's Council was founded in 1995 by Bonnie Levin, a cancer survivor, who identified a need to inform women the importance of early detection of cancer and the progress being made in cancer research.

Since its inception, OVER $2 MILLION DOLLARS has been raised for the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center.


Pictures by: Guillermo MOGOLLAN  © MOGOLLAN EMPIRE 2014. All Rights Reserved
1.- Gregory A. Greco, M.D., Chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery and General Surgery Clerkship Director at Monmouth Medical Center and Arianna Huffington, Editor in Chief of the Huffington Post, holding their acknowledgements.

2.-Jenny Bawden, Lauren Vernon and Elizabeth Scokin, showing up the original Haute Hostess Aprons made by Miss Scokin.

The 19th Annual Power of Pink Luncheon attracted more than 450 people, mostly women.

Attendees were able to contribute with the Leon Hess Cancer Center's cause by buying items of the silent auction.

Here's a partial list of some of the sponsors of the silent auction:

  • Cross Fit Versus, J. McLaughlin, Peninsula House, Blue Mercury, J. Crew
  • Lucchese, Golden Goose, Leonardo Jewelers, Two River Theater  
  • Chelsea Home, Pari Harrison, Bentley Jewelers,Trump National Golf Club  
  • Christian Loubaton, Zadeh Jewelers, Custom Quilts, Sugar Rush, Claire Knopf  
  • Patrick Boang Landscape, Copper Canyon-Blue Bay Inn, Valerie Zabaleta 
  • Darryn Murpy, Craig Kieley, Mumfords Culinary Center, Dr. Greg Greco
  • Danny's Steak House, Cozmeena-Lisa Luckett, Jimmy Choo, Brian Henke
  • Dani Rubin, Judi Tavill Ceramics, Christine Dyer, Cathy Romano
  • Michael Duru Clothiers, Eric Javitz, Steven Lacko, Pilates Blast
Some of the items that called our attention at the event: 

1.- A Black Eric Javits Handbag with coral ornaments (silent auction).

2.- A J. McLaughlin Tote in silver (silent auction).

3.-Rings from Emily Faith Collection (Vendor).
1.-Beth Drazin, Caryn Elkwood, Leslie and Alexis Hitchner.

2.-Emily Demchyk, Elizabeth Knopf and 'Queen'.

1.- The official banner of the event mentioning the Underwriters and Sponsors of it.

2.- 14 K gold and pink quartz tear-drop earrings from Golden Goose (silent auction).

3.- A white gold and quartz necklace from Bentley Jewelers (silent auction).

The menu included Traditional Herb Chicken Nicoise over Mixed Greens with Shallot Dijon Vinaigrette. Fruit Tart with Berry Garnish was the dessert.
1.-Sadie James Boutique was another one of the vendors.
2.-Custom Cozmeena Shawl (silent auction).
1.-Ginny Kamin and Deb Mannix.
2.-Sarah Vates.

The 19th Annual Power of Pink Luncheon took place at Old Oaks, the private estate of Claire and Woody Knopf.

1.-Designer jewelry from around the world (vendor).

 2.-This was the second year for Susan and Carly Angert from Susan's Jewelry, participating in the Power of Pink Luncheon. "We are very grateful to be part of this beautiful event".
Neveen Mullally designs couture fascinators, infinity and rosette scarves, shrugs, cuff wallets, clutch ensembles, wedding hair accesories and doggie bow tie collars.
A beautiful view of peaceful Rumson, New Jersey. A piece of heaven on earth.

15 vendors participated in the event where they had the chance to reach out a large upscale crowd to promote their merchandise to, and get potential new customers:
1.- Emily Cotton Rumson and Darren Hutchinson Rumson. 
2.- Lynne Mangini, Johanna Betesch, Barbara Etter and Lauren Vernon.
Elizabeth Brennan and Kathy Horan representing 'Roll Out The Ribbons' at the event.
Roll Out The Ribbons is a cancer awareness campaign brought to you by Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility located in Long Branch, New Jersey.
Many people are familiar with cancer awareness ribbons, such as the pink ribbon, which represents the important fight against breast cancer. What you may not know is that there is a colored ribbon to represent the fight against nearly every type of cancer. 

The Roll Out The Ribbons campaign is unique in that it pulls together all these cancer-specific ribbons to highlight the need to raise awareness to fight EVERY CANCER in EVERY COMMUNITY.    

For more information, please follow this link:
Roll Out The Rribbons

1.- Laurie Goldstein and Emily Faith.
2.- Leigh Birch and Arianna Delekas.

Some of the Young volunteers who made this event possible, contributing selflessly with their time and effort.