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2011 Press Releases

For Immediate Release

Kathleen Mathieu, 201-694-0384 or kmathieu@trwg.com.

April 22, 2011

Breakfast Club with the Cake Boss is a Huge Hit

He came. He saw. He wowed!

From the moment that Cake Boss Buddy Valastro entered the lobby of the Alpine Country Club for the March 31st meeting of the Breakfast Club, he captivated the guests with his warmth, humor and down-to-earth demeanor. Keeping track of the number of hugs and smiles he received, or the photos for which he so cheerfully and willingly posed quickly became a near impossibility.

The occasion was the third get-together of the Breakfast Club, which was founded last year by four good friends of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center: Suellen Freeman, Beth Nadel, Carol Rubin and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation Secretary Susan Silberman. What started as the efforts of just a handful of dedicated volunteers working in partnership with the Foundation now comprises a committee of 14 community members and attracts an increasing number of attendees to each event. The dining room at the club was almost filled to capacity, with a record-breaking crowd of 250 guests. Buddy appeared at the fundraiser at the request of Ms. Freeman, who was one of his guests on the first episode of the Cake Boss. The event raised $16, 000 for the Women’s Cardiac Health Center.

Buddy spoke at length about his rise to fame and “over-night” success, which resulted from years of planning and hard work, as well as a desire to honor his late father’s memory. “I told my father ‘one day we’re going to be in a magazine, and we’re going to be a household word,’ ” said Buddy. Today, with three TV shows in wide distribution, he appears in 160 countries around the world. “You should hear me in Chinese,” he quipped.

“I believe in karma, that when you do good it comes back to you,” said the Cake Boss, who by those standards will enjoy much happiness, good will and success in the future. “This event was a smashing success, thanks to the efforts of the Breakfast Club, the support of the community and the generosity of Buddy Valastro,” said President and CEO Doug Duchak.


About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, 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 acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.  Its Vascular Fellowship Program has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons.  Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous awards and accreditations from the Joint Commission, J.D. Power and Associates, HealthGrades, and other organizations.  Englewood Hospital is among the six percent of hospitals nationwide honored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with the prestigious Magnet™ status, the highest recognition for nursing excellence - a distinction earned three consecutive times by our nursing staff.