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The Navesink Journal

November 2007


It is good to chase dreams, and it is even better to catch them. Chasing and catching dreams is exactly what Farley Boyle of Little Silver has been doing for the past few years. Farley founded C.H.A.S.E. for Life in 2005 and it has been of life-time of educating, instructing, and bringing awareness to the public about lifesaving child CPR. Farley has been outspoken and very passionate about this very near and dear cause. Her most recent fundraising effort was a huge, lively, and successful event.

C.H.A.S.E. for Life proudly presented "The Breathe Easy tour 2007" on Saturday, October 13, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. until midnight at the Two River Theatre Company in Red Bank.

The benefit concert raised funds to help C.H.A.S.E. for Life continue in their mission to make the education of infant/child CPR and Choking Maneuvers free and readily available to all.

C.H.A.S.E. for Life was founded in 2005 and is a tax-exempt non-profit organization that stands for CPR, Heimlich, Awareness, Safety, and Education. They are dedicated to saving children's lives by educating anyone ith a child with the basic lifesaving skills needed to sustain life until help can take over. C.H.A.S.E. for Life was created to change the statistics in the country with prevention and awareness campaigns.

C.H.A.S.E. for Life was founded by Farley Boyle, a Little Silver mother, after a near-fatal drowning accident almost claimed the life of her beautiful, bubbly, two-year-old daughter Chase. Farley and her husband were able to save their daughter by administering CPR they had learned during a simple infant/child CPR course.

Farley, a successful fashion model who has graced the covers of several magazines, appeared in numerous advertising campaigns and editorial spread, and stars in the Discovery Health Network's "Runaway Moms," is utilizing her over 15 years of experience to help promote C.H.A.S.E. for Life. And she is changing and saving lives in the process.

The evening began with a cocktail reception from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. A performance by the Dan Weltman Band followed. An introduction about the evening's endeavores beagn at 8:15 p.m. with a special appearince by Paddy the Penguin. A live auction beagn at 8:30 p.m. A brief intermission alllowed guests to get ready for the highlight of the evening. The Kin rocked the house amd got everyone pumped up for the night's special guests, Rusted Root.

The Dan Weltman Band is headlined by acoustic singer/song writer Dan Weltman. Weltman appears at local venues such as Red Lion and The Bitter End, Greenwich Village, New York, and the Whiskey Bar in Hoboken. The bandhas recorded their first album and acknowledges its influences stem from such greats as George Harrison, Three Dog Night, and Jimi Hendrix.

The Kin is considered ine of New York City's most promising independent acts. They have sold out the Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Joe's Pub, and Pianos. The Kin blends the atmospheric musical wave of old school U2 and Duran Duran with the vocals of Jeff Buckley. They have recorded several albums and have received high acclaims for all of them. They sell out box offices from Boston to Washington. D.C.

The Breathe Easy Tour 2007 featured the renowned band Rusted Root. The band hails from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and is known for their fusion of Grateful Dead-style bluegrass rock. The music is legendary and their most popular sing "Send Me On My Way" was used on the soundtracks of Matilda, Ice Age, and the Boy Scuots of America promotional video.

This star studded celebration was thanks to the dedication, support, and sponsorship of many. Allyson Reid and Kate Gotterup chaired the event. Committee Members included: Darice Asaro, Carolyn Bogden, Jennifer Borenius, Dede Duncan, Michelle Emilio, Bettina Forbes, Melanie Frick, Amanda Haytaian, Karen Hepburn-Goldberg, Adrienne Hoban, Liz Homer, Kerri Long, Shannon Lore, Victoria McDougal, Trish Macgregor, Sydney Mehrlander, Melissa Mellor, Marion Moran, Liz O'Connor, Debbie O'Donoghue, Cara O'Hara, Kathy Palmeri, Jennifer Patrick, Samantha Popham, Dave Quasha, Vicki Rogers, Linda Smith, Kim Swain, Shanley Walker, and Larson Whelan.

C.H.A.S.E. Board of Directors are: Farley Boyle, Victoria McDougal, William Snow, Debbie O'Donoghue, Keith Balla, Richard Frick, Ann Bitton Gavzy, Kristine Lefebvre, Steve G. LittJeson, Mike McNeilis, James Reid, and Kenneth Swain.

C.H.A.S.E. Board of Directors are: Farley Boyle, Victoria McDougal, William Snow, Debbie O'Donoghue, Keith Balla, Richard Frick, Ann Bitton Gavzy, Kristine Lefebvre, Steve G. LittJeson, Mike McNeilis, James Reid, and Kenneth Swain.

For more infonnation visit: www.chaseforlife.org.

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