October 10, 2017

PRAB is Holding it’s 45th Anniversary Gala: Healthier PRAB, Healthier Community at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ

CONTACT: Indira Martir ( 732-828-4510 x101

New Brunswick, NJ – October 10, 2017…PRAB (Puerto Rican Action Board), a comprehensive human services organization with headquarters in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, announced that it will hold its 45th Anniversary Gala, “Healthier PRAB, Healthier Community” from 7:00-11:00 pm on Friday, October 13, 2017. Nearly 350 guests will gather at the Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey to celebrate PRAB’s accomplishments over the past 45 years, and recognize four deserving individuals and institutions:

Community Excellence Award: Lauren “Laurie” Hernández,
US Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast & Old Bridge Resident

Community Pioneer Award: Blanquita B. Valenti,
PRAB Co-Founder & Middlesex County Freeholder

Community Partner Award:
Healthier Middlesex,
the CHIP partnership between Robert Wood Johnson & Saint Peter’s University Hospitals

Corporate Partner Award:
Corporate Synergies,
PRAB’s Health Insurance Broker

“We’re excited to recognize these special individuals and institutions, who’ve made lasting contributions to PRAB, Central New Jersey, our country, and the world,” said PRAB CEO, José Carlos Montes. “With the support of our sponsors and guests, we will continue to operate our early childhood, youth, family and community programs, and integrate health more intentionally into our work so our community may contribute to a culture of health and lead healthy, productive lives.” A small number of tickets are available at

The gala will include a silent auction and a 50/50 Raffle for Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico and Mexico. Gala sponsors to date include: Investors Bank, RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s University Hospital, Conover Building Maintenance, Corporate Synergies, Trooper Foods, Karson Foods, Wells Fargo, WithumSmith+Brown, PC, Your Part Time Controller, Horizon NJ Health, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ, Jackson Lewis, PC, Magyar Bank, New Jersey Solutions, PNC Bank, New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, National Vision Administrators, Senator Bob Smith, and WellCare. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

About PRAB
Incorporated in 1971, PRAB is the primary institution in Central New Jersey that provides diverse bilingual/multicultural services to the Central New Jersey community. PRAB operates 12 sites in Middlesex and Mercer counties, and serves approximately 30,000 individuals and families each year. PRAB’s mission is to equip diverse individuals and families to achieve personal, family, and community development. As the Community Action Agency for Middlesex County West since 2009, we also address issues of poverty to change people’s lives, bring hope, and improve our local communities.

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