October 5, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pam Lacey, Corresponding and Recording Secretary
NEWCOMERS’ CLUB’S TOUCH-A-TRUCK FUNDRAISER EARNS OVER
$2200 FOR KORTNEY ROSE FOUNDATION
The Newcomers’ Club of Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver and Shrewsbury raised more than $2200 at its 4th
Annual Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser held on Saturday, October 1st in Fair Haven, NJ to benefit The Kortney
Rose Foundation for pediatric brain tumor research.
Touch-A-Truck, which is sponsored by the Newcomers’ Club every fall, is a fun and exciting event where
kids of all ages can sit on, climb on and honk the horns and sirens of trucks of all types. More than 150
families were in attendance to play with the trucks, have their faces painted and enjoy sweet concessions all
for the benefit of the community. The Fair Haven Fire Department once again donated the use of its property
for the event and local police departments, EMS teams and private businesses donated their trucks and time
for the cause.
Fair Haven resident, Katie Gay, who attended this year for the second time, commented: “Once again, Touch-
A-Truck didn't disappoint! There were so many interesting vehicles for our son to explore. He especially liked
the fire truck and police car. It was a great family day and all for a wonderful cause!”
The Club will donate all $2200 of its proceeds to The Kortney Rose Foundation, which is the Club charity for
the 2011-2012 year. Last year, the Newcomers’ Club donated more than $19,000 to the Lifeguard
Ecumenical Foundation and hopes to duplicate this success for Kortney Rose.
“It has been rewarding for our charity to be a part of the fundraising efforts for The Kortney Rose Foundation,
and to raise money in a way that was so exciting for all the children makes the experience even better!,”
commented Lori Missig, who is the Fundraising Chair for the Club.
In addition to the Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser, the Newcomers’ Club will host two other events that are open
to the public: a Harvest Wine Tasting on November 4th at Buona Sera in Red Bank, NJ and “Lucky Name,” an
evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and prize auctions at McLoone’s in Long Branch, NJ on February 9th.
Proceeds from these events will also be donated to The Kortney Rose Foundation. For more information or if
you are interested in attending either of these events, please contact Lori Missig (email@example.com) or visit
the Newcomers’ Club’s Website: http://www.newcomersclubinc.com/.
About the Newcomers’ Club of Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver and Shrewsbury
The Newcomers' Club of Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver and Shrewsbury was established in 1972 with the
purpose of extending a friendly welcome to all newcomers while identifying worthy local charities to support.
We welcome new residents in these towns by organizing various social events that help new members meet
other people and introduce them to the variety of establishments and resources that this area has to offer. We
have approximately a dozen events planned every month including Sip N' Chat, Children’s Come and Play,
Book Talk, Ladies Luncheon and Men's Activities, just to name a few. Each month we send out a newsletter
containing a schedule of these events as well as timely information on local happenings. Our Club's activities
start in September and end with our year-end party in June. For more information or to join the club, please
refer to our website: http://www.newcomersclubinc.com/.
About The Kortney Rose Foundation
The Kortney Rose Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to raising funds to
support research and education related to the treatment and cure of pediatric brain tumors. Enhancing the
quality of life of children with brain tumors requires access to excellent specialty care, clinical trials, follow-
up care, and rehabilitative services. Improving the outlook for these children requires research into the causes
of better treatments of brain tumors. The goal is to find a balance between the best available treatments with
the best quality of life.
Fundraising efforts will directly benefit the pediatric brain tumor research being done at The Children's
Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).