More than 500 guests celebrated and supported the work of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNA Health Group) under a harvest moon at the organization’s recent “Beach Ball.” The evening, which took place at Chapel Beach Club in Sea Bright, was a casual celebration on the beach as guests — decked out in shorts, sandals, and sundresses — strolled through the sand to enjoy a Jersey Shore-inspired menu of food trucks and local restaurant tastings. When not bidding on the more than 45 auction items, guests danced to the eclectic music of Groove Shop, gathered around a fire pit to toast marshmallows for s’mores, or simply enjoyed the breathtaking backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.
“It was an incredible success,” says Bridget Murphy, Chief Philanthropy Officer at VNA Health Group. “We could not have asked for a more beautiful night, or a more generous and supportive audience.”
The event honored longtime supporter and former VNA Health Group Foundation Chair Mindy Minerva, and former VNA Health Group Board Chairman and current Trustee Jim Vaccaro. Both honorees have been involved with the VNA for many years and have lent their time and talent to help raise funds for VNA’s vital programs and services.
The “Beach Ball” also provided the perfect opportunity to publicly announce the organization’s large-scale fundraising initiative, the 2020 Vision Campaign. The Campaign, which has already raised over $4.5 Million to date, is aimed at raising crucial funds in support of the VNA’s three new programmatic institutes focused on innovation and enhancements to home- and community-based health care.
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