Red Bank, NJ - The Children's Auxiliary of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNAHG) presents "The Power of the Purse," a Ladies Night Out and Purse Auction.  The event will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm at David Burke Fromagerie in Rumson, New Jersey.   Tickets for the event are $100 and include hor d'oeurves, buffet,  and cocktails.  The evening includes a silent and chance auction of beautiful purses and bags from high-end designers including MZ Wallace, Coach, Marc Jacobs, Cole Hann, Loro Piana, Kate Spade Tory Burch, and more.  Proceeds from the evening will benefit VNA Health Group programs and services for children, helping to ensure that access to community-based care is a reality to families in need and providing care to children who are acutely and chronically ill, have developmental concerns and special needs as well parenting education and support to first-time, at-risk expectant mothers.

"This is a casual, fun-filled evening for a great cause," said Niki Sourlis, chairman of the VNA Health Group Children's Auxiliary.  "The purses donated for this event are really spectacular and everyone has a great time, but in the end, it's all about helping our children."

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L to r: Nikie Sourlis of Rumson and Chair of VNA Health Group Children's Auxiliary is joined by committee members, Alex Skove of Rumson, Cindy Spitz, Heather Yockel and Kathleen Smith of Locust, and Lisa Halikias, Dray Zanetich and Sarah Devine of Rumson.  The members are holding some of the beautiful purses that will be auctioned at the "Power of the Purse" April event benefitting VNA Health Group programs and services for children.

Dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of children and families through clinical solutions at home and in the community, VNA Health Group services for children include pediatric home health care, infusion therapy, parenting education, Special Child Health Services and Early Intervention programs, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program, home visitation programs including Nurse Family Partnership and Healthy Families, prenatal and postpartum care, school-based services, primary care including immunizations as well as hospice care for children and group counseling for children who have lost a loved one.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, call the VNAHG Foundation Office at 732-224-6780 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About VNA Health Group

Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNAHG), now celebrating its 100th year, is the largest nonprofit community healthcare provider in New Jersey.  Dedicated to consumer-focused, neighborhood-based excellence in care, VNAHG has over 1,700 employees who provide home health, hospice and community-based care to more than 100,000 individuals each year.    Visiting Nurse Association Health Group members include VNA of Central Jersey, Visiting Nurse and Hospice Services, Cape VNA, Essex Valley VNA, Robert Wood Johnson Visiting Nurses, and VNA of Englewood.