"An Evening In Buenos Aires" To Benefit Villa Marie Claire
Third Annual Event in support of Saddle River Hospice planned for September
The Campaign for Villa Marie Claire will present "An Evening in Buenos Aires," an evening of fine wine and food inspired by Argentina, on Saturday, September 22, at 7:00 PM at the Ridgewood Country Club. Funds raised at the event will benefit Villa Marie Claire, a family-focused residential hospice and palliative care facility in Saddle River providing compassionate end-of-life care to people with terminal illness.
The Villa Marie Claire Benefit Planning Committee, chaired by Terrie O'Connor of Upper Saddle River, has been meeting for months to organize the event, which will raise awareness of the exceptional care offered at the Villa in addition to raising funds to provide care for those in need, regardless of their ability to pay.
"We are delighted that Mary Higgins Clark has agreed to serve as Honorary Chair of this very special evening," said Terrie O'Connor. "And it has been a privilege and pleasure for me to work with the other members of the Benefit Planning Committee who have joined together, motivated by the Villa's compassionate, holistic approach to achieving quality of life for terminally ill patients and support for their families. We all hope that many more members of our community will support the Villa through this event."
Benefit Planning Committee members include: Terrie O'Connor and Judy Cheetham of Upper Saddle River; Barbara Gross, Maria Harper, Terri Tosi, Esq., Evelyn Berry and Lourdes Mulkay of Saddle River; Constance DeJoseph and Patricia Blaszko of Hillsdale; Mary Conway and Margi Lemaire of Franklin Lakes; Diana Frankel of HoHoKus; Carla Vigue of Caldwell; Peter Fenzel of Mahwah; Cindy Rader of Ramsey; Ann Laraia of Englewood Cliffs; Linda Barba of Fort Lee and Niva Donohue of New York.
Tickets for "An Evening in Buenos Aires" are $150 each and sponsorship opportunities are available. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please call the Campaign for Villa Marie Claire at 201-833-3105.
From left - Barbara Gross (Saddle River), Constance DeJoseph (Hillsdale), Patricia Blaszko (Hillsdale), Diana Frankel (Ho Ho Kus), Linda Barba (Fort Lee), Committee Chair Terrie O'Connor (Upper Saddle River), Peter Fenzel (Mahwah), Maria Harper (Saddle River), Mary Conway (Franklin Lakes), Terry Tosi, Esq. (Saddle River), Niva Donohue (NY, NY)
From back row, left - Terry Tosi, Esq. (Saddle River), Linda Barba (Fort Lee), Maria Harper (Saddle River), Peter Fenzel (Mahwah), Mary Conway (Franklin Lakes), Barbara Gross (Saddle River), Patricia Blaszko (Hillsdale), Constance DeJoseph (Hillsdale), sitting from left - Niva Donohue (NY, NY), Committee Chair Terrie O'Connor (Upper Saddle River), Diana Frankel (Ho Ho Kus)
For both pictures, members of the committee not pictured - Evelyn Berry (Saddle River), Judy Cheetham (Upper Saddle River) , Ann Laraia (Englewood Cliffs), Margi Lemaire (Franklin Lakes), Lourdes Mulkay (Saddle River), Cindy Rader (Ramsey), Carla Vigue (Caldwell)