"In The Pink" 50th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon

RNS Cancer & Heart Fund

For Immediate Release

Contact: Charlotte Berger – 609-822-7990 or BCHA6@aol.com

Dorothea Meltzer  – 650-248-8734 or admnj@msn.com

VENTNOR, NEW JERSEY – The Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer & Heart Fund (RNS) announces plans for “In The Pink!”,  a 50th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon honoring Annette “Lucky” Cohn, Esther Gushner, Doritt Linsk, Carolyn Major and Bea Klein Newborn, the five living founders of the humanitarian organization.

Janie Schoenborn, Lilly Pulitzer fashion director, will be the guest speaker And KRAVET, an industry leader in to-the-trade fabric selections and home furnishings, will be the Presenting Sponsor. The luncheon will be held at Linwood `Country Club, Linwood, NJ, Thursday, August 11, 2011, 11:30 AM.

As part of the day’s festivities, a presentation of Fantasy Tablescapes designed by interior designers, florists and event planners from the tri-state region will be featured. Pedro Rodriguez FASID will serve as Honorary Chairman of the tablescape exhibition.

Proceeds from the 50th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon and Fantasy Tablescapes Exhibition will benefit the RNS Regional Cancer Center and the Heart Institute at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, the RNS Linear Accelerator Suite and Cardiac Care Unit at the Shore Memorial Hospital, Oncology Patient Services at the Cape Regional Medical Center and the Patient Van Service for the RNS Cardiac Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation.

Franca Dowe, RNS President, applauded the efforts of the organization’s many members and volunteers. “Their efforts and support ensure our financial commitment to the continued expansion of programs and services for residents of southeastern New Jersey with cancer or heart disease. With the number of uninsured and underserved people rising in our region, the support of RNS for these programs and services guarantees availability and access to quality healthcare for all.”

Tickets for the Luncheon and Fantasy Tablescapes Exhibition are $60. and include a self-guided tour of The White House, the 1998 SHOW HOUSE AT THE SHORE, 5603 Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor, NJ, Thursday, August 18, 2011 from 12 Noon to 4 PM. For Corporate Sponsorship opportunities, Table Sponsor Information and individual tickets, call 609-487-1190.