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2010 Press Releases

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kathleen Mathieu, 201-939-1844 (office), 201-694-0384 (cell) or kmathieu@trwg.com  

Steps for Survival Expected to Hit the Jackpot

Cheryl Hodges, Beth Nadel, Diane Trezza, Jay C. Nadel, Audrey Fey, Sabine Boehle and Anne VanDyke.

The Fifth Annual Steps for Survival is upping the ante this year – on Thursday, October 7th at 6pm, get ready for Casino Night. Steps for Survival invites you to roll the dice and enjoy a fabulous evening at the luxurious Alpine Country Club in Demarest, New Jersey, which will be transformed into a casino that night.

Steps for Survival has become a landmark event for cancer survivors, their families and their healthcare providers. The annual gala during Breast Cancer Awareness Month raises funds for The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, and perhaps more importantly, provides an opportunity for everyone to spend a high-spirited evening together celebrating life – and one another.

Blackjack, craps, Texas holdem’ and roulette will fill the space, and each ticket comes with $50 worth of complimentary casino chips to get the games rolling. Guests will also be treated to an open bar and fabulous food. But the evening doesn’t stop there – there’s a silent auction and “tricky tray” raffle to participate in, and DJ par excellence Peter Reyes will provide music and dancing.

“I’m particularly excited about this year’s Steps for Survival,” says Audrey Fey, co-founder of the event. “We want people to see it as an opportunity to dress up, kick up their heels, and have a fun, over-the-top kind of evening. That’s why we decided to do Casino Night as the theme – to emphasize that even though cancer is high stakes, it doesn’t have to dampen your spirits.”

Co-founder Diane Trezza adds, “Steps for Survival really has taken on a life of its own. Although it started out as an idea to support oncology patients, in the end it’s become just as important an experience for all of the many people who have joined together to make the event happen. We’re so excited to invite everyone to Casino Night and spend a memorable evening sharing in wonderful company.”Audrey and Diane teamed up in 2006 to do something special and a little different for breast cancer patients. The practices at which the two women work, the offices of plastic surgeon Dr. Richard D’Amico and oncologists Drs. Forte, Schleider, Attas, Condemi, Morrison and Kim, respectively, share many patients, and now share the responsibility and honor of sponsoring the event as well.

Committee members this year are Diane Trezza, Audrey Fey, Cheryl Hodges, Beth Nadel, Anne VanDyke and Sabine Boehle.

Time to Reserve Your Ticket for the Fifth Steps for Survival

Tickets are $95. Steps for Survival will be held at the Alpine Country Club, 80 Anderson Avenue, Demarest, NJ, on Thursday, October 7th at 6pm. For more information, call 201-894-3725.


About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides patients with the highest level of compassionate care through a broad range of state-of-the-art clinical programs and the most advanced treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this thriving, acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in a variety of disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.  Englewood Hospital is home to a Vascular Fellowship Program that has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons.  Additionally, many members of the medical staff at Englewood Hospital serve as faculty members at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the six percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned twice by its nursing staff.