Family Medical Emergency Inspires RAI, IncFounder, President Ray Angelinito Dance For Non-Profit Rehab Center
SEWELL, NJ (September 29, 2009) — For nearly two months, Ray Angelini, founder and president of Ray Angelini, Inc. (RAI), a commercial solar design build, general construction and electricalcontracting and testing firm here, trained to dance for a local fundraiser/ dance competition andraised $44,175 for Drucker Brain Injury Center, Woodbury, NJ, a program of Philadelphia-basedMossRehab, a part of the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network.
“I feel a personal commitment to the need for exceptional rehabilitation programs for people strickenwith a serious medical emergency,” said Ray Angelini, long-time Woodbury resident and founder andpresident of RAI, 105 Blackwood-Barnsboro Road, Sewell, NJ.
It was the day after Christmas 2006 when Ray Angelini rushed Lynne, his wife, to the hospital because of a severe headache. For the next days, weeks, and months, Ray witnessed a loved onesuffer a brain aneurysm and survive.
Sponsored by the Greater Woodbury NJ Chamber of Commerce, this year’s dance competition,based on the television program, Dancing with the Stars, added another $180,534 last week to themore than $450,000 donated to 18 area non-profit organizations in its four-year history, as six areabusiness people performed with a professional dance instructor in the competition’s finale held atAuletto Caterers, Deptford, NJ in front of an audience of more than 600 people. The local Comcastnetwork broadcasted the event.
Angelini raised the second largest amount of donations in the competition. Other dance contestantsand their fundraising totals included: Susan Perron, winner of the Community Award (largest totaldonations), raised $53,298 for the Abilities Center, Westville, NJ; Reenie Love, winner of theTechnical Competition (best judged dancer), raised $16,116 for Bradley’s Buddies, Wenonah, NJ;Kim Mehaffey raised $20,495 for YMCA of Gloucester County programs; Dr. Thom Love raised$20,806 toward the purchase of a C.T. Scanner dedicated to the Underwood-Memorial HospitalEmergency Department, Woodbury, NJ; and Fred Davis raised $25,645 for Shadow Equestrian, Inc.,Monroeville, NJ.
Participants competed for votes through donations—every dollar contributed was a vote for thedancer and his or her designated beneficiary—and danced their way to the September 24, 2009 finale, holding private fundraising events along the way.
As part of Ray Angelini’s fundraising efforts for MossRehab’s Drucker Brain Injury Center, Angelini and Lynne, his wife,donated two 6-night stays in their condominimum at the Manor House on Ballybunion Golf Course, located in County Kerry,Ireland, for a Raffle organized by MossRehab to raise money for the Drucker Center.