Art Van Furniture Hosts The Pink Fund's 'Dancing With The Survivors' Charity Event on Thursday, September 26

Breast Cancer Survivors to Pair with Fred Astaire Dance Studio's professional dancers to raise money for The Pink Fund

Sep 11, 2013, 07:30 ET from Art Van Furniture

WARREN, Mich., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Art Van Furniture's showroom floor in Warren will be transformed into a ballroom dance floor for a 'Dancing With The Survivors' fundraising event on Thursday, September 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to benefit The Pink Fund, a non-profit organization that provides short-term financial aid to breast cancer patients in active treatment.

The event will be a celebration of recovery, and guests will enjoy entertainment, food, cocktails and, of course, ballroom dancing. Breast cancer survivors will be partnered with professional dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Bloomfield Hills. Participants include Roz Fantich, a community volunteer; Jan Jones, a breast cancer survivor; Sheri Mark, Board President of North Star Reach; Sue Ray, Personal Assistant to Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer; and Irma Slimko, Ford Warriors in Pink Model of Courage.

"These women are an inspiration, and we are delighted to celebrate their courage," said Gary Van Elslander, president of Art Van Furniture. "This will be spectacular evening for The Pink Fund, whose mission Art Van Furniture supports wholeheartedly."

Additional sponsors of The Pink Fund 'Dancing With The Survivors' event at Art Van Furniture in Warren (6500 E. 14 Mile Road) include Charity Motors, Ford Warriors in Pink, The Original Life Chest, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, Celgene Corporation, Employee Health Insurance Management, and The Law Offices of Kelman & Fantich.

Tickets for the fundraising event are $100 per person and can be purchased at For additional information, contact Emily Paraskevin at or 586-219-4014. For media related questions, please contact Stephanie Caponigro at or 810-624-5550.

About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 35 stores throughout Michigan, two stores in Chicagoland, one store in Merrillville, Indiana, one store in Springfield Township, Ohio, a full service e-commerce website, plus ten freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Michigan and Ohio. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit for more information.

About The Pink Fund          
The Pink Fund's mission is to help women meet basic needs and decrease stress levels by providing individuals in active treatment a cap of $3,000 of financial assistance to cover non-medical expenses, such as housing, health insurance, car insurance, and utilities.

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