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Heart of Camden Gala...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

CHERRY HILL — Rocker Jon Bon Jovi came to town Friday night to accept the “Small Things, Great Love” Award at the second annual Heart of Camden Gala. And during his remarks — contrary to the egotistical image one might conjure of an international superstar — the New Jersey native barely used the pronoun “I.”

“We are big believers in the power of we,” said the singer, founder of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. “Tonight we’re here to shine a light. We’re coming together to take control and make a difference.
“Government can’t do it alone. Residents or rock stars can’t do it alone. This award is not about me, it’s about us.”

The musician’s philanthropic efforts in the Delaware Valley began in 2006 when he helped support the construction of nearly 300 affordable housing units in Philadelphia.

In 2009, he turned his attention to Camden, and in the last two years his foundation has helped to clean up vacant lots, provide shelter for the homeless and — with a $262,000 grant to Heart of Camden — build nine homes in the Waterfront South area.

Heart of Camden Executive Director Helen Pierson said, “Jon Bon Jovi’s work, his spirit and the mission of his foundation is to help the families of Camden. He’s trying to give people better lives. And that fits the mission of the award.”

The award takes its names from the words of the late missionary Mother Teresa, who said, “We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”

The inspiration for the Heart of Camden Gala, said event co-chair Ann Baiada, was the “20/20” segment on Camden hosted by Diane Sawyer that aired in 2007.

“(Sawyer) mirrored the lives of kids in Moorestown with the kids in Camden,” said Baiada. “And I felt bad because we live in Moorestown. We had to do something. We finally met with Monsignor (Michael) Doyle and he told us, ‘just think of the children.’”

Doyle is the longtime pastor at Camden’s Sacred Heart Church, which started Heart of Camden in 1984.
“So last year we had our first gala and we honored Msgr. Doyle,” Baiada continued, noting that the $175 tickets to the event sold out quickly.

 You can read the rest of the article here.

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Friday Funnies...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Friday!!


More NYE...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I'm getting a little excited for this movie... and I have to wonder how many takes it took for that scene where Jon is dancing... LOL


Biker Bash...

Richie Sambora and Richie Supa to host 'Bikers Bash'


Richie Sambora, left, and Richie Supa 
(Submitted, Society Scene / November 29, 2011)

Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi and singer/songwriter Richie Supa will host the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County 13th annual "Bikers Bash" at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Dec. 8 through 11. Presented by Bruce Rossmeyer's Harley-Davidson and V-Twin Magazine, the weekend will feature four days of police-escorted rides and entertainment including a performance by Sambora and Supa on Dec. 9.

The cost to participate is $400 per rider for the weekend; $300 per passenger for the weekend; $250 per person for the Dec. 9 "Bikers Bash" event; and $500 per person for the Dec. 9 "Bikers Bash" VIP meet and greet.

The event lineup includes the following:
Dec. 8 from 4 to 9 p.m., "Kick-off Party" at Bruce Rossmeyer's Sunrise Harley-Davidson. Sponsors and guests can pick up their credentials and gift bag and enjoy refreshments and holiday shopping. From 7 to 9 p.m., the "After Glow Party: the Love of Wine" at Libation will take place in Weston Town Center.

Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., "Registration and Hospitality" at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Sponsors and guests can, again, pick up their credentials, gift bag and other event information. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., join in for a police-escorted ride along A1A ending with lunch at Two Georges in Boynton Beach. From 6 to 11 p.m. the "Bikers Bash" event will include dinner and entertainment by Richie Sambora and Richie Supa along with a live and silent auction to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. From 6:30 to 7 p.m. a meet and greet with Richie Sambora will take place. At 11 p.m. an afterparty hosted by Pangea will include VIP admission and cocktails.

Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Registration and Hospitality" will take place at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be the "Ride and BBQ" with Boys & Girls Clubs members. A police-escorted ride will travel from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to the Jim & Jan Moran Boys & Girls Club in Deerfield Beach for lunch. Toy donations will be collected at JuiceBlendz, YoBlendz and Team National locations.

Dec. 11 at 7 a.m. will be a continental breakfast. At 8 a.m. the 24th annual "Christmas Toys in the Sun Run" will take place. Join in for a police-escorted ride from Aero Toy Store to the Mardis Gras Casino where thousands will gather for the parade. "Bikers Bash" participants will lead the motorcycle parade from I-95 to I-595 to Markham Park where the day's festivities will take place.

"Bikers Bash" sponsors include: the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; JM Family; JM Lexus; Rick Case Acura, Fiat, Hyundai, Honda Cars & Cycles; Intrepid Powerboats; Team National; Andrew L. Wurtele; LuckyFan; Rusk; and Exclusive Beauty Supplies.

For more information, visit or call Kerry Becker at 954-537-1010.



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