MONTCLAIR, N.J., June 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, HudsonMOD magazine celebrated its third triumphant year as the metropolitan area's authoritative voice on all things luxury at Maritime Parc in Jersey City.

The red carpet event, hosted by TV personality and journalist Joumana Kidd, and filmed by NJTV's Life & Living with Joanna Gagis, was exploding with VIP guests, the evening's sponsors and celebrity guests including artist Domingo Zapata, Patrick Warburton, Project Runway's Irina Shabayeva, Kathy Wakile, and The Eric Trump Foundation's very own Eric Trump and wife Lara Trump.

Shannon Steitz, president and publisher of HudsonMOD, addressed the crowd saying, "It was about a year ago when I first met Eric Trump… I'll never forget the conversation we had at his dining room table about St. Jude and the scientific advancements for creating better survival rates and in many cases a cure. There's no denying his sincere passion for saving children's lives, which is absolutely contagious," which led into her announcement of the magazine's $1 million pledge to the organization.

Afterwards, Eric Trump addressed the crowd detailing his organization's continuous efforts for the children of St. Jude, the passion instilled within each member and his own personal desire to help fight the battle against childhood cancer.

Throughout the night, guests enjoyed a premium cocktail bar, a Trump Winery tasting table, hors d'oeuvres served by Maritime's Chef Chris Siverson, live entertainment and a magnificent fireworks display over Liberty State Park provided by Garden State Fireworks.

At the end of the night, all guests left with a stunning gift filled with a Trump Winery wine bottle.

About The Eric Trump Foundation (ETF): Founded in 2006, The ETF is dedicated to raising money for children battling life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To date, ETF has donated and pledged nearly $30 million dollars to St. Jude. By using Trump-owned facilities, full-time volunteers and donated goods and services, The Eric Trump Foundation maintains one of the lowest expense ratios of any foundation in the country. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are the world leaders in pediatric research medicine and no patient at St. Jude ever pays for treatment --- St. Jude covers all medical expenses, so families never receive a bill. In February 2015, St. Jude officially opened The Eric Trump Foundation Surgery and ICU Center, a $20 million dollar state-of-the-art medical center that doubled the hospital's surgery space and houses the most advanced pediatric ICU in the world. 
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About HudsonMOD: HudsonMOD magazine covers, delivers and defines the best in world travel, cuisine, fashion, luxury auto, beauty, home & design and leisure that drive the northern New Jersey and New York City metropolitan area. HudsonMOD magazine embodies the soul of our affluent reader, and seeks out the essence of what makes their lives so alluring, satisfying and desirable. In the magazine, published by Mod Media, LLC, on our website and across our media platforms, we connect people with their singular passion for a 'Life Well Lived.' In addition to the magazine and website, MOD Media also provides a full complement of ancillary content, marketing and branding solutions to a myriad of upscale and luxury lifestyle clients, as well as event planning and partnerships.

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