Lashen Electronics Supports Breast Cancer Awareness and Saint Clare's
Local business shows it is 'up for the fight' in raising money for Cancer Care at Saint Clare's
October 26, 2011
For anyone passing by Lashen Electronics in Denville, NJ the message is clear: “Help knock out breast cancer.” That is what Lashen Electronics and Saint Clare's Foundation hope to be top of mind when passersby see what is displayed in the storefront window – pink boxing gloves boasting the autograph of professional boxer Laila Ali, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
The signed gloves, dyed pink in support of breast cancer awareness, will be on display through April 2012, and will then be donated to Saint Clare's Foundation as part of its upcoming 2012 Spring Gala online auction. All proceeds from the highest bid will benefit Cancer Care at Saint Clare’s, the comprehensive oncology program of Saint Clare's Health System.
“We truly appreciate this fundraising effort on behalf of Saint Clare's to aid in our ongoing fight against cancer," said Leslie D. Hirsch, president and chief executive officer of Saint Clare’s Health System. “We are inspired by this act of generosity, especially in the wake of Hurricane Irene and the record flooding that brought such a damaging impact on local businesses like Lashen Electronics.”
Despite being hit hard by Hurricane Irene, Lashen Electronics store owners Scott and Susan Kaminsky were determined to rebuild from the flooding of their store, which destroyed office furniture, equipment and supplies, computers, and the servers which ran Lashen’s e-commerce online business, and to come back better than ever – including keeping their plan to support Saint Clare's fundraising efforts this year.
“While we have suffered a great loss, keeping things in perspective clearly helps,” said Susan Kaminsky. “Although our current situation is tough and leaves us anxious every day, it pales in comparison to a devastating medical diagnosis or life threatening illness.”
Pink boxing gloves signed by professional boxer, Laila Ali, are on display at Lashen Electronics in Denville, NJ through April 2012, and will then be donated to Saint Clare's Foundation as part of its upcoming 2012 Spring Gala online auction.
The autographed boxing gloves will be available for bidding through Saint Clare’s Foundation’s Spring Gala online auction beginning in April 2012. To receive early online bidding notification by email, register in person at Lashen Electronics in Denville, or contact Saint Clare's Foundation.
Saint Clare’s annual Spring Gala is the Foundation’s largest and most lavish fundraiser, raising unrestricted funds that enable Saint Clare’s to provide area residents the highest quality healthcare possible. The Gala is a black tie event featuring dinner, live entertainment and dancing, and silent and live auctions. Saint Clare’s 15th annual Spring Gala will be held on May 4, 2012 at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, N.J, featuring live entertainment by The Inferno’s. For more information on the Spring Gala, please call Saint Clare’s Foundation at 973-983-5300 or visit www.saintclaresfoundation.org.
About Lashen Electronics
Located at 21 Broadway in Denville, NJ, Lashen Electronics has been supplying high technology solutions to Northern New Jersey for over 50 years, serving local residents, businesses, schools, government and healthcare industries. To learn more about Lashen’s, visit www.lashen.com.
About Saint Clare’s Health System
Saint Clare’s Health System, which has served the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895, is the region’s premier provider of community-based healthcare and behavioral health services. Saint Clare’s operates hospitals in Boonton Township, Denville, Dover and Sussex Borough and other facilities located throughout Morris and Sussex counties. For more information about Saint Clare’s Health System, please visit www.saintclares.org.
Saint Clare’s is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 73 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; and home health agencies.