CentraState Healthcare Foundation is seeking contestants to participate in its 52nd Celebration Ball Queen Contest. The contest is open to young women at least 16 years of age. The Ball Queen Contest will follow in the same tradition that began in 1962. Young women from the area are encouraged to volunteer to be Queen Contestants and after retaining a sponsor (usually a civic organization or local business), work to raise money for the hospital fund.
Last year’s contestants collectively raised over $30,000 for CentraState’s Cancer Navigator Program. The monies were raised in various ways, including community dinners, car washes, and letter solicitations. The contestants also participated in an evening Fashion Show, complete with DJ, runway, gift auction and fabulous fashions. This year, contestants will be challenged to raise money for CentraState’s Women’s Health Center. Each dollar raised will count as one vote. The contestant with the most “votes” will be crowned Ball Queen at the Foundation’s annual Celebration Ball on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Encore Event Center in Freehold.
All Queen Contestants will receive tiaras and sashes. Prizes are awarded and range from make-up, designer bags, Pandora jewelry and scholarships. A total of $3,500 in scholarships will be distributed. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a contestant, would like to sponsor a contestant, or would like more information, call CentraState Healthcare Foundation at (732) 294-7029.
Please call to reserve a seat at the information session scheduled for Thursday, April 18th at the Conference Center Auditorium located in the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus at CentraState. CentraState Healthcare System is a non-profit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState’s teaching program is affiliated with the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.