Secaucus has always had a strong sense of community when it comes to a family or individual in crisis. While the town continues to grow, it has never lost the small town feel that we all are fortunate to enjoy. Residents of our community have a distinct reputation for being compassionate, caring and kind to one another. This administration is pleased to foster this bond with programs and events that help bring relief to our friends and neighbors in need.
One such event is the first annual Community Ball on Saturday, Nov. 19. The Community Ball is not a political event and its sole purpose is to bring people out to meet with neighbors in a friendly environment while raising money to assist those who need it most. Proceeds of the inaugural event will go to Tomorrow’s Children and K&S Social and Athletic Club. Both of these organizations have benevolently reached out to a long time local family facing a medical hardship.
One of our littlest residents, 3 year-old Ava Rose Krajewski, daughter of Charles and Rose Ann Krajewski, was diagnosed with Acute Lyphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) last August. The family continues to face the struggle of their lives as this precious little girl fights for her life in and out of the hospital. The first ten months of Ava Rose’s treatment were extremely intense and she was hospitalized frequently with infections. This summer, the toddler began a less intense regimen that will continue for another year. Although there is still a long road ahead of her, currently, she is doing very well.
Tomorrow’s Children Fund is a not-for-profit organization developed by parents of children with cancer and blood disorders. K&S Social and Athletic Club frequently assist families in the community who are afflicted with a medical crisis.
We invite you to join us at the Community Ball at the Crowne Plaza from 7 to 11 p.m. The evening will be filled with fun including dinner, dancing, entertainment, as well as a few surprises. Additionally there will be raffles, 50/50, and silent auction to help support little Ava in her road to recovery.
We will also be recognizing individuals who have done some outstanding things for the community during the year. Tickets for the ball are priced at a reasonable $50 with cash bar. For tickets and more information call council woman Susan Pirro at (201) 362-4435 or Regina at (201) 330-2000. Checks are made payable to K&S Social and Athletic Club.
If you are unable to attend the Community Ball this year, but still want to help make a difference, stop by my office where you could “Have a Heart for Tomorrow’s Children.” For one dollar you can join others by putting your name on a heart that would be displayed in the Municipal Government Center.
With the help of the community, Tomorrow’s Children, K&S, the town and all the other civic organizations can continue to provide assistance to families and Secaucus would continue to thrive as a community that puts family first.