Sunday, March 10, 2013

Peter Criss To Receive “Man of Courage” Award

Peter Criss, Former Member of KISS, Morgan Cline, Founder of Cline, Davis and Mann Among 2013 Honorees at the Seventh Annual Beauty Ball

Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care’s Annual Gala to Take Place on Saturday, April 13

RED BANK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care, a non-profit organization that serves to alleviate the physical, financial and emotional burdens patients and their families face while coping with cancer, will honor four people for their courage, devotion and philanthropy in the fight against cancer.

Cara Schoner and Denise Gantz will jointly receive the 2013 “Woman of Courage” award. Cara, a 30-year-old resident of Lakehurst, N.J., is bravely fighting Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after receiving her diagnosis in her fifth month of pregnancy. Denise, formerly of Keyport, N.J., will be honored posthumously, as she lost her battle with pancreatic cancer last year. Her sister, Donna Muniz, who is helping to raise Denise’s two children, will accept the award on her behalf.

Peter Criss, co-founder and drummer of the rock supergroup KISS, will receive the Beauty Foundation’s first “Man of Courage” award. The new honor will be named “The Peter Criss Man of Courage Award” after this year. “I think it’s wonderful that The Beauty Foundation is giving exposure to male breast cancer,” Mr. Criss said. “The more aware that men become that this is not just a woman’s disease, the more lives that will be saved.”

Morgan Cline, former CEO and founder of the advertising agency giant Cline, Davis, and Mann, will receive the Brown/Diamond Award of Philanthropy for his personal and financial commitments to multiple cancer organizations and hospitals.

“This year’s honorees embody the holistic view that our organization has on the fight against cancer,” said Lori Ceraolo, Beauty Foundation board member. “We want to recognize the courageous, the giving and the selfless individuals whose lives are truly inspirational.”

Now in its seventh year, The Beauty Ball is The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care’s largest annual fundraising initiative. The Beauty Ball will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Trump National Golf Club in Colts Neck, N.J., at 7:00pm. The event will include an evening of dancing and casino action, with cocktails and food served throughout the night. Tickets are $275 each and can be purchased online at


The Beauty Foundation is a 501 C3 non-profit organization that supports and empowers families who are actively fighting cancer through direct monetary grants to offset the expenses which aren’t covered under insurance, including child care, household expenses, transportation costs associated with treatment and other needs from lifestyle changes as a direct result of cancer treatment. The Beauty Foundation also supports the development of educational materials and provides support to local cancer centers. Our goal is to help inspire courage, strength and confidence that is needed to fight cancer.