`Real Rhode Islander` Charity Calendar Winners Named

Released on: July 2, 2008, 2:42 pm

Press Release Author: Press Dept News

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: Winners of \'Real Rhode Islander\' calendar contest to benefit
the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, were announced Saturday at the
Monet Lounge in Providence.

Press Release Body: (Providence, Rhode Island, USA) Winners of the first annual
\'Real Rhode Islander\' charity calendar contest to benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast
Cancer Resource Foundation were named Saturday in front of a packed crowd of
onlookers and finalists at Monet Lounge in Providence.

Finalists to be included on the charity calendar are: Jane Bernardino, Tracie
Bourget, Cheryl Cusick, Ashley Flynn, Shauna Fontaine, Gail Gutierres, Cheryl
Howard, Michelle Mitchell, Melissa Morales, Mallory Palumbo, Yvonne Perez, Christina
Pimentel, Carol Ventura, Jenny Vingi, Jasmine Zen-Mah, Michael J. Baccari, Giovanni
Calise, Steven Capaldi, Richard Cassella, Lareto Guglietta, Spogga Hashway, Jay
Jones, Jeffrey V. Leechman, Omar Meer M.D., Frank Pantaleo, Shane Michael Piche,
Danny Poulos, Andrew Reis, Jonathan Segal and Bob Ventura.

Winners were selected out of several hundred initial nominees, nearly a hundred of
which were personally interviewed by a panel of official judges at three locations
over three weeks time.

Thirty winning contestants, 15 men and 15 women were judged out of 60 finalists to
be \'Real Rhode Islanders\' and will be featured on two distinct official 2009
calendars. Sales of those calendars will benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer
Resource Foundation.

Contestants between the ages of 21 and 60 were judged during live interviews on the
successes they portrayed, the goodness of their \"inner being,\" their positive impact
on the community and their photogenic qualities. They had to live in Rhode Island to
qualify, and many contestants were also either cancer survivors or had family
members that suffered from the disease.

Stacey Caputi, originator of the \'Real Rhode Islander\' charity calendar concept
announced that the calendars will be released for sale in time for Breast Cancer
awareness month in October 2008. They will be available at all Tim Hortons, Curves,
Gloria Gemma Foundation events, Brown book store, online and numerous other store
locations to be announced. The calendar will sell for $19.99 and proceeds raised
will benefit the Gloria Gemma Cancer Research Foundation.

According to the cancer society, one out of every eight women will be affected by
breast cancer at some point in their lives. Chances of developing breast cancer
increase with age and eighty percent (80%) of women diagnosed with breast cancer
have no family history of the disease.

This first annual event was sponsored by Tim Hortons, Monet Lounge, Sentinel
Limousine, The 1149 Restaurant, Omnia Agency, Martinelli Caputi Ltd, Roba Dolce,
Newport Storm Beer, Ruths Chris Steak House, Rum Jungle, RI Sports Review, Belmont
Market and Curves Fitness.

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News Reporter info and photos are at: http://www.pressdeptnews.com/realri

Contact: Bob Cooper - prguynow@yahoo.com, (401) 447-6474 Days and Evenings

Web Site: http://www.pressdeptnews.com/realri

Contact Details: Bob Cooper - prguynow@yahoo.com
(401) 447-6474 Days and Evenings

127 Dorrance Street, Third Floor
Providence, RI

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