Steeped in history and inspired by the first event held 32 years ago, the mission of the
Night of Wine & Roses is simple: to honor our local supporters who have gone above and beyond to help the Society and the patients and caregivers we serve, and to raise funds for cancer research, education, advocacy and service.
The 33rd Annual Night of Wine and Roses will commemorate the honorable support and leadership of four accomplished individuals.
Dr. & Mrs. Shabbar & Sarah Danish, our Shining Stars, have brought their enthusiasm and energy to Wine and Roses. Sarah has been a vital member of our planning committee for four years. She has contributed many ideas and novel resources, as well as in-kind and financial donations. Shabbar is a founding member of Outsourced, the rockin’ band you have enjoyed during our cocktail hours. Dr. Danish leads the brain and spinal tumor program in the Department of Neurosurgery at RWJUH. His groundbreaking work in Functional Neurosurgery, Laser Ablation, and GammaKnife treatment of tumors is known internationally. Shabbar and Sarah are unifying and generous leaders in our quest to end cancer. Together, they deliver a literal harmony to life.
Dr. Thangamani Seenivasan, our Medical Honoree, is the beloved Director of Surgical Oncology at the Steeplechase Cancer Center of RWJUH Somerset. Dr. Seenivasan utilizes his special blend of medical expertise, compassionate care, and positive outlook to help patients and their families understand and cope with some of the most challenging times in their lives. He also serves as the Medical Officer of the Medical Staff and the Cancer Liaison Physician offering advice and direction to the program. He specializes in minimally invasive techniques, laparoscopic, and liver directed techniques. Dr. Seenivasan is a generous supporter of the Society; you will often see him leaving Wine and Roses juggling his many auction prizes.
Mrs. Barbara Littman is the 2019 recipient of the Judith A. Hoffman Humanitarian Award. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, designer, professor and philanthropist, Barbara was a remarkable woman ahead of her time. She had a genuine passion and commitment to helping not only those who battle cancer, but all those who need a helping hand. Survived by her husband of 53 years, Barbara and Len were devoted to numerous charities including the ACS, Jewish Federation of Middlesex County, Betty Ford Clinic, Alyn Pediatric Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and the Adult Substance Abuse Program in New Brunswick. First meeting in high school Spanish class, Judy and Barbara shared in their devotion to charity work and went on to enrich the lives of countless others.
If you would like to support our Honorees by purchasing a sponsorship, congratulatory advertisements or event tickets, please contact Emily Nelson.
Sr. Community Development Manager, Distinguished Events
For more than 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.
A Night of Wine and Roses
2310 Route 34, Suite 1D
Manasquan, NJ 08736