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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Official Tunnel To Towers Run Facebook Page Launched Today!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tunnel To Towers Run AUCTION live on this week!

Fresh Connections is excited to launch the Stephen Siller Children's Foundation Tunnel To Towers Run Auction, which will go live on this Wednesday, September 15th! Help us raise funds to do good an honor Stephen Siller's courageous legacy.  Auction packages include Superbowl Tickets and airfare, Meet and Greet with Montgomery Gentry at concert of your choice, have lunch with actor, John Turturro, Golf and two night stay at Pinehurst Resort, NY Islanders VIP Tickets and high five experience, learn how to bake with the DC Cupcake sisters at their Georgetown flagship bakery, an Internship at the Sak and Elliot Lucca, and so much more! Check out this Wednesday and bid to give!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Montgomery Gentry Headlines Tunnel To Towers Concert

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

FREE Tunnel To Towers Concert with MONTGOMERY GENTRY

The Stephen Siller Children's Foundation announced this am that they will host a FREE CONCERT with MONTGOMERY GENTRY for all Tunnel To Towers Run participants post run on Sunday, September 26th, 2010. Sign up today at

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tunnel To Towers Auction

The Tunnel To Towers Auction will be live on starting September 9th. If you would like to donate to the auction, please email

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fresh Connections' Zog Sports Kickball Playoffs

Tonight our Fresh Connections Zog Sports Kickball Team will enter the playoffs! If you are in or near Central Park-stop by Heckscher Field 3 between 61st and 64th Streets near Columbus Circle at 6PM to cheer us on! We will be in our usual white tees.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

mizu & Fresh Connections present HAIRraising


mizu new york and Fresh Connections have teamed up to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Boston

WHAT: mizu new york salon is proud to partner with Fresh Connections for a day of charitable haircuts and blowdries in support of the nation-wide HAIRraising initiative to raise funds and awareness for the Children’s Hospital Boston. The event will culminate in a HAIRraising after party. An open bar will feature TY KU’s award-winning Asian wines and spirits, and mixers by BluePrintCleanse including an exclusive Fresh Connections signature Pineapple Sake cocktail. Hors’ d oeuvres will be provided by London Lennies Seafood Restaurant. The after party will include a silent auction. 100% of proceeds from this event will directly benefit Children’s Hospital Boston. Fresh Connections is known for its charitable and innovative social events, and mizu new york is excited to merge the mission of HAIRraising with New York’s stylish and compassionate philanthropists.

WHEN: Monday June 28, 2010

Haircuts/Blowdries: 8 am – 8 pm

Cocktail Party: 6 – 10 pm

WHERE: Mizu New York Salon

505 Park Avenue (Btw 59th & 60th)

New York, NY 10022

HOW: mizu new york will offer $65 haircuts and $35 blowdries from top industry stylists during the allotted hours. Co-owner Vaughn Acord along with celebrity stylist Dwight Miller will be special guest cutters for the day. Additional guest stylists soon to be announced. Appointments can be booked by e-mailing Participants are encouraged to book ASAP, as services will be available on a first come, first serve basis. All bookings must be made by close of business on Sunday, June 27 2010. To RSVP for the cocktail reception please email

**GRATUITY will be welcomed as a thank you to mizu’s hard-working and talented stylists.

Our newly renovated Facebook Page!

Check out our newly renovated Facebook page for Fresh Connections! Social Media Guru, Alexa Silverman has done an incredible job to upload pictures of our events, and exciting new events to look forward to.  Make sure to join the Fresh Connections Facebook Page, today!!/group.php?gid=129097927111427&ref=ts

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fresh Connections and mizu new york salon host HAIRraising

Monday, June 28th Fresh Connections and mizu new york salon are partnering to host HAIRraising, an all day cut & blow dry-a-thon and cocktail party, to benefit the Children's Hospital of Boston from 8am-10pm. The haircuts and blowdrys will commence at 8am and the cocktail party will be held from 6-10pm. To RSVP for the cocktail party email

mizu new york will offer $65 haircuts and $35 blowdries from top industry stylists during the allotted hours. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Children's Hospital of Boston! Co-owners Vaughn Acord and Damian Santiago along with celebrity stylist Dwight Miller will be special guest cutters for the day. Appointments can be booked by e-mailing Participants are encouraged to book ASAP, as services will be available on a first come, first serve basis. All bookings must be made by close of business on Sunday, June 7th. No stylist requests will be honored. **Gratuity will be welcomed as a thank you to mizu's hard working and talented stylists.

Fresh Connections Volunteers with God's Love We Deliver-Post HRD for Blackout Box

God's Love We Deliver is an extraordinary non-profit organization serving nutritious food to home-bound men, women and their families battling HIV/AIDS, Cancer, and other serious illnesses, who are not able to prepare or provide nutritious meals for themselves due to their illness.

This past Sunday, Fresh Connections joined God's Love We Deliver in SoHo to help pack over 1,700 blackout boxes in case of emergency this summer. Blackout boxes contain water, granola bars, peanut butter, jelly, oatmeal, and a few other food items in case their is a summer blackout, GLWD prepares their clients with food for emergency. Blackout boxes will be delivered this week. Our experience was simply incredible! GLWD knew exactly how to operate effectively, and we had so much fun meeting new people, while packing boxes.

Stephen Covello and Kate Suhr are compelling, intentional, and dynamic leaders that positively impacted each of us during our Volunteer Service Day. Fresh Connections will absolutely continue to partner with God's Love We Deliver!

Special thanks to Fresh Leaders-Mark Horsburgh, Luke McGee, and Alexa Silverman for leading such a strong weekend of philanthropy and service!

Be sure to check out for more information on volunteering or donating!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Stephen Siller Children's Foundation and Gary Sinise are teaming up to raise funds for brave soldier, Brendan Morocco of Staten Island. Brendan is the only quadruple amputee to ever survive such trauma. Join us all on August 21st for the Lt. Dan Band Concert on Staten Island, and support our brave soldier! Visit -tickets are only $50.!/event.php?eid=129403657069827&ref=ts

Check out Facebook Helping with Homers!

Don't miss the fun events this weekend in the Village!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Helping with Homers to Benefit God's Love We Deliver!

This Saturday, June 5th from 4PM-7PM is Fresh Connections' Helping with Homers Home Run Derby to Benefit God's Love We Deliver, presented by the Sandlot Slugger. Located at Passanante Park on the corner of Houston St. and MacDougal St

Event Details-Participants will face off against the Sandlot Slugger pitching machine to see how many wiffle balls they can whack out of the park! Top male and female performers will participate in a finals round for valuable prizes. Registration is just $20 for participants and attendance is free for non-participants.

After participants have taken their swings, they can hang around to cheer on fellow sluggers or head a couple blocks away to the bar Down The Hatch (West 4th St and Jones St) to meet and mingle with other participants and volunteers. There will be an open bar at Down The Hatch from 6:30pm - 8:30pm ($20 for Home Run Derby participants, $30 for non-participants). If you want to participate, or plan to attend, send an email to

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tunnel To Towers National Golf Tournament Set for Veteran's Day

The Stephen Siller Children’s Foundation (the Foundation) announced today that it will host a National Golf Tournament on Veteran’s Day this November 11th, 2010 to honor our military heroes.

Known for its’ Tunnel to Towers Run attended by 25,000 people annually, the Foundation was created in honor of fallen New York Fire Fighter, Stephen Siller, who dedicated his life to helping those in need and protecting our country. On September 11, 2001, Stephen had just completed his scheduled tour with the FDNY, and was traveling to meet his brothers to play a round of golf on Staten Island. When Stephen was alerted of the Twin Tower attack on his scanner, his determination and unyielding dedication to others compelled him to run on foot with 75 lbs of gear on his back from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers to help rescue the thousands of people in grave peril, and in doing so, Stephen lost his life that tragic day.

For the past two years, the Foundation has hosted the Veteran’s Day Golf Tournament on Staten Island, and has successfully raised over $100,000 for non-profit organizations, “Building Homes for Heroes” and “Freedom & Alliance Scholarship.” The Foundation feels deeply compelled to unite all fifty states and host this year’s Tunnel-To-Towers Golf Tournament, nationally. “We are continuously humbled by the increasing number of severely wounded men and women, military heroes who return to our country without limbs, eye sight, the ability to walk, and often most difficult of all—without support from the people they risked their lives to protect. Many of these young wounded heroes entered the military compelled to make a meaningful difference post-September 11th, much like Stephen. It’s time for us all to make a meaningful difference for these physically and emotionally paralyzed heroes” says Frank Siller, brother of Stephen. “Our family has been particularly grateful to Golf Professionals, and their support and dedication to our mission ‘to do good’ while honoring Stephen’s brave decision to run, not putt on September 11th, 2001.

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Proceeds will be donated to Building Homes for Heroes and the Freedom Alliance Scholarship. Building Homes for Heroes provides the opportunity to help our severely wounded and disabled veterans and their families rebuild their lives. Many of America’s heroes return missing limbs, the loss of sight, the ability to walk, and it’s our time to serve these wounded soldiers, and show them we care. Freedom Alliance Scholarship provides educational scholarships for children who lost one or both parents in the line of duty.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fresh & Mizu Salon to the VIP after party for HAIRraising

Fresh & Mizu Salon to host the VIP after party for HAIRraising benefiting the Children's Hospital of Boston this June in NYC! More details to come on

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hoops for Haiti Benefitting Sporting Chance Foundation

Congratulations to leaders and supports of Fresh Connections! Yesterday's Hoops for Haiti at Manny's on 92nd St was incredible! Together we raised over $1,000 for the Sporting Chance Foundation! Thank you for all that came out! Special thanks to Manny's on 92nd, Mizu Salon, Ark Restaurants, and Megan McGee!