Toast Pink is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, co –founded by Joseph Orazi and Aria Mazer in 2012. Our passion is to help those who are going through what is arguably the most difficult times in their lives.
Located in Southern New Jersey, Toast Pink was created by folks just like you, whose lives have been forever changed by cancer. Our Board of Directors and committee members are all volunteers who share one common goal…. a passion to meet the needs on a local level… personalizing our efforts and putting a face on this disease.
Often, as a result of treatment, careers are put on hold. Jobs fall by the wayside. And bills go unpaid. We are one of the only charitable organizations who concentrate on these neglected areas.
Toast Pink pays to third parties, on behalf of its applicants: mortgages, rents, utilities, insurances, car payments, unpaid medical bills and even groceries. To date, we have funded applications in excess of $60,000. And since we are 100% volunteer, more that 80% of the funds we receive go to those who need it most.
The mission of TOAST PINK is to assist cancer patients and their families in the communities in which we live and work. Putting a face on our efforts. Meeting needs on a very personal level. This includes, but is not limited to, chemotherapy transportation, housing, durable medical equipment and bridging the gap of uncovered medical expenses.
PRESIDENT Joseph Orazi, Broker Associate Long and Foster Real Estate, Ocean City, NJ
A graduate of Villanova University with a degree in English and Theater, Joe co-founded Toast Pink with Aria Mazer. He has an extensive background in manufacturing, communications, marketing, insurance, financial planning and real estate. He has written for the stage, TV and film and is a former Pennsylvania Playwright Fellow and Grand Jury Prize winner for Best Documentary at the NY Independent Film festival. He resides in Vineland, NJ with Kathy, his wife of more than 45 years.
VICE PRESIDENT Aria Mazer, Owner, AvantGirl Boutique Salon, Margate, NJ
Aria Mazer, currently a resident of Ventnor, NJ, was born in Philadelphia and raised in Hammonton, NJ. Her background includes twenty years in the gaming industry in both Atlantic City and the Midwest. She has owned and operated KEEP IN TOUCH card and gift shops in Northfield and Mays Landing, NJ.
Very active in service to others, she has served on the boards of the American Heart Association, the Lake Area United Way and Angels on Assignment. Her efforts have earned her the American Heart Association’s Woman of the Year in Northwest Indiana and the Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Award. A licensed real estate agent in Indiana and New Jersey, Aria owns and manages properties in Chicago and Ventnor, NJ.
Tracey holds CPA, CFA, AWMA and CDFA designations and is a financial, retirement, estate and insurance planning expert. She was formerly with Ernst u0026amp; Young, Goldman Sachs, Wachovia Securities and Raymond James.
Tracey is also a Board Member of AtlantiCare, Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Atlantic City and First Tee of Greater Atlantic City. In 2012, she was recognized as the Top Wealth Management’s Reader’s Choice for SmartCEO Magazine. She resides in Margate, NJ with her husband, Rocco, and their two children.
Heather Gold-Pappas Consultant, Chester, NJ
Heather holds a Master of Arts in Community Health Education, as well as an MBA in Healthcare Administration. She was formerly an Education Specialist with the American Cancer Society, a Health Educator with Staten Island University, a Director of the Division of Education at UMDNJ University Hospital – Department of Surgery and a consultant at The Brooklyn Hospital Department of Surgery.
She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives. She resides in Chester, NJ and Ocean City, NJ with her husband, Peter, a Vascular Surgeon and their five children.