I am still recovering from the Stephanie Coonan, ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ benefit this weekend, getting everything squared away, but I’m more than happy to report it was successful. We raised closed to $2000 for Stephanie and checks are still coming in. Thank you to those who came, those who donated, and those who offered prizes for the silent auction.

A big thanks to Trinity Restaurantin Keyport for letting my organization use the event. They were gracious, accommodating, and a wonderful resource I hope to use in the future.

Further thanks to the following businesses in my community and NJ for donating items for the auction:

The Beta Beta chapter of Theta Phi Alpha, Victoria Florist, of Cranford; Westfield Knights of Columbus Council No. 1711; Candice Sykes, of CBS Studios/As the World Turns; Lou Mongello, of; Shall We Dance, of Middletown; Fat Kat Tattoos, of Keyport; Drew’s Bayshore Bistro, of Keyport; Pirate’s Cove on the Bay, of Belford; Bulkhead Bar and Grill, of Keyport; and, our host, Trinity Restaurant.

I cannot express my thanks enough for everyone involved. It truly touches my heart to see so many people come together to help someone.



  1. sambycat said

    ok, well you could have thrown a few “those darn cats” buttons in and made MILLIONS!!!!!!! the event sounds wonderful – and you are such a good soul to take it on. any pictures?? 🙂

  2. foodiedani said

    darn! why didn’t i think of that! those would have rocked in the disney basket! it was wonderful, thank you, it was really nothing on my part. i have to get pics up….

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