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

 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

PR Newswire

WARREN, Mich., Sept. 11, 2013

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.

SOURCE Art Van Furniture

Contact: Diane Charles, Director of Corporate Communications, Art Van
Furniture,, (586)983-3022 office - (586)850-7332 cell
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