Be A Star Foundation Holiday Party
Saturday, December 5, 2009
The magnificent home
of Julie & Richard Healey
The Healey Family: (L-R standing) Julie, Daisy, Richard and Sophie
(L-R front row) Emma, Sarah and Harry
The Be A Star 2009-2010 Committee: Back row left to right: Lisa Sabourin, Denise Verri, Jeanne Holland, Patty Russell, Meg Weinberger, Alain Sears, Sandra Schultz, Lori Schacter. Front row, left to right: Nan O'Leary, Marcy Ferruggia, Jane Letsche, Kristen Gaeta, Angela Maher, Harry Healey, Julie Healey, Patty Olsson, Lorrlane Mari, Jennifer Miller, Lauree Simmons
Patty Russell, Marci Ferruggia, Lauree Simmons (Interior designer of the Healey home) and Jeanne Holland
Liam Maher, Richard Healy, Neil Gaeta, Craig Mondo
Chuck and Amanda Schumacher
It's all about you, beautiful Daisy!
Mindy Curtis-Horvitz, Stacy Atwater, Adrianna Saban,
Soula Rifkin, Salome Devidze, Stella Torres
(L-R) Kelly O'Leary, Daisy Healey, Lexie Barker, Emma Healey, Blake Packer
Photos & story by Maya Johnson
Co-Publisher & Society Editor
Palm Beach Today
Shane and Vanessa Simmons
with Jamie Kitsos and Joey Fago
Megan Miller, Lexie Barker, Blake Packer, Emma Healey, Skyler Russell
Julie and Howard Rudolph with Joyce Miller
Daisy Healey and Lauree Simmons
John Jonethis, right, pianist with his group
The all-night, fresh Sushi Bar was fabulous!
Fantastic seafood bar and unique ice sculptures
The annual Be A Star Foundation holiday party was held at the fabulous Healey home, Plazzo Serena, in North Palm Beach
on December 5, 2009.
The party featured a gourmet dinner buffet, dancing, silent and live auction and breakfast at 1am!
OUR HOLIDAY PARTY
"In December 2003, when our then 4½ year old daughter Daisy was diagnosed with Leukemia, our world was changed forever. During the following 2½ years of Daisy’s intensive treatments, we saw how emotionally and financially devastating caring for a child with cancer can be. We wanted to do something to help other families in the community with similar situations.
We decided to turn our annual holiday party into a fundraiser and thanks to the kindness and generosity of our friends we raised $250,000 the first year for the Pediatric Oncology Support Team (P.O.S.T.) at the Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s.
Since then, we founded the Be A Star Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) charity, to help not just the children with cancer, but ALL sick children and their families locally. In 5 years, we have raised nearly $3 million.
We need your help to make a difference in the lives of these children and their families devastated by illness. Please review our website to see how you can help us in our continuing efforts."
Richard and Julie Healey
T he Healey home is a magical place.