On April 28 2017 at the Triple Crown Room at Colts Neck Fire House, Friends of JJ held its 2nd Annual Ladies Night Out, Shop Sip Support Fundraiser. Over 100 ladies enjoyed an evening that included a delicious dinner compliments of Tastefully Yours Catering by Joyce, quality wines compliments of Court Liquors Eatontown, luxury raffles and over 20 vendors. Guests were thrilled to shop at unique and ladylike vendors such as LuLaRoe, Touchstone Crystal and Rodan+Fields. A few lucky ladies went home with designer handbags and major league baseball tickets. Donations for the raffle items were generously provided by local businesses, members of Friends of JJ and our wonderful vendors. Our Premiere sponsors included prominent local businesses: Alfano Renovation, Eatontown; Toybox, Colts Neck; Visci & Associates, Marlboro.
Co-Founder Brenna Messana, along with the help of members of Friends of JJ made this event an incredible success. Friends of JJ is a 501c3 NonProfit Organization founded by Brenna & Chris Messana to honor the memory of their brother Jerry “JJ” Messana. JJ passed away in 2014 from Neuroblastoma, a pediatic cancer that he battled with for eight years at MSKCC. Friends of JJ brings smiles to pediatric patients in over 16 hospitals throughout New Jersey and New York. FOJJ enriches the lives of children during their hospital stay, this can be done by sending toys, supplying visits from princesses or superheroes, gift cards, pizza parties and much more.
“ I would like to thank our Friends of JJ sponsors, supporters and members that helped to make this night a huge success. With the proceeds of tonight’s event, we have planned a day at Children’s Specialized Hospital (May 8th) where we will distribute hundreds of toys from Disney Princesses and Superheros who will visit each patient one on one. This will be an incredible and unforgettable day for the patients and their families” Brenna Messana – Executive Director, Friends of JJ.