September 30, 2013
DATE: September 20, 2013
CONTACT: Roxanne Debski-Seigel
Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation
Offices in Newton NJ & Milford PA.
TOLL FREE: 800-882-1117
PHOTO: Ray Cordts of Lakeland Bank along with Julia Quinlan, Co-founder and President of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice were ready with smiles to scoop for the Rita’s customers at the fundraising event held on September 20 to help build the home for hospice.
PHOTO: Surrogate Gary Chiusano and Senator Steve Oroho stopped by to serve up Rita’s ice and custard, which left a good taste in their mouths as well.
Newton, NJ – September 20, 2013 – Rita’s, famous for its Italian ice and frozen custard, owner Joe Toscano wanted to help with the Home for Hospice campaign and held a fundraiser for the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice at its Sparta store in the Sparta Theatre Centre.
Hospice and Rita’s recruited several Celebrity Scoopers who scooped out the goodies and served the frozen treats to hungry customers. They include Julia Quinlan, Co-founder and President of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, board member Mary Ellen Quinlan, board member and former Freeholder Glen Vetrano, Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose, Surrogate Gary Chiusano, and Lakeland Bank’s Ray Cordts. Several Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice staff members were also on hand to help with the fundraising chores.
Approximately 175 people attended the event and some were surprised to see their Senator, Assemblywoman, and other recognizable faces scooping up the delights.
Glenn Lewis, Capital Campaign Director said, “It’s gratifying that our elected officials and active business people, whose calendars are packed with obligations, came out in support of this Hospice event, and in some cases even brought family members with them. I also want to thank the 175 or so members of the community who attended the event, and the Toscano family who owns Rita’s for their generosity.” The Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice received $400 toward the construction of their new facility.
The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is passionately dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill and Bereavement for those who have lost loved ones. Serving Northwest NJ and Northeast PA; please call 800 882 1117 to reach any of our services. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ and Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 104 Bennett Ave., Milford, PA. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is an independently owned hospice program. For programs, events, and more information visit www.karenannquinlanhospice.org