“End of Summer Beach Party” Raises $110,000 for Monmouth County
Families in Need
Holmdel – HFCF is proud to announce it its Seventh Annual Gala raised more than $110,000. HFCF’s “End of Summer Beach Party,” held on the beach at the Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch on September 1, provides critical funding for HFCF to continue its mission of helping Monmouth County children and their families in times of need.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will be dedicated to HFCF’s 2011 honoree, Seth Grumet, founder of Stomp the Monster. Grumet was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on May 18, 2010. Upon learning of her father’s condition, Grumet’s 10-year old daughter Maddy said, “Dad, your Cancer is the Monster under the floorboard… You just need to STOMP IT OUT!”
Maddy’s courage and determination inspired Grumet to found Stomp the Monster, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial support and services to cancer patients, their families and care-givers in the tri-state area. In less than a year while battling cancer himself, Grumet has managed to raise a substantial amount of money and provide incredible support for others who suffer from cancer. HFCF is proud to help Stomp the Monster further its mission and salutes the unbelievable courage and compassion of Seth Grumet and his family. For more information, log onto www.stompthemonster.org.
“We are thrilled that our Beach Party event provided a first-class evening of dining and entertainment while achieving the same fund-raising success that our gala has enjoyed in previous years,” said Marybeth Walz, co-founder of HFCF. “The support that HFCF has received from the greater Monmouth County community is humbling and we are grateful to so many people for generously donating their time, money and compassion for HFCF’s various causes.”
Based in Holmdel, HFCF is a group comprised of young professionals, entrepreneurs and parents in Monmouth County working together to raise funds with the end result of making a significant positive difference in the lives of children.
On an annual basis HFCF identifies charitable organizations and individuals that will benefit from monies that come from various fundraisers. To date, HFCF has donated more than $1 million to local charities and families in need of assistance in Monmouth County. Past beneficiaries include The Valerie Fund Children’s Center at Monmouth Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s hospital at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Monmouth County, Family Promise of Monmouth County, Greg Hickman Foundation, The ARC of Monmouth County, Prevention 1st, CASA of Monmouth County, YMCA, Middletown Helps its Own, and various families who have reached out for monetary assistance to get through unfortunate circumstances. For further information on HFCF, log onto www.hfcf.org.
HFCF is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.