Some 900 guests had the chill blue jean vibe at Forever in Blue Jeans, the seventh annual event that provides financial help as well as comfort to cancer patients and their families. 

The Stephen A Comunale Jr. Family Cancer Foundation is now in its 12th year of service and hosted the benefit again at the Bath home of Steve Comunale.  

This year’s organizers included Monica Stevens, J.R. Fowler and Rennick Andreoli. Andreoli said, “We are hoping to raise more than $1 million here tonight.” 

Jennie and Dan Scarpitti came with their children Kayleigh and Jadelynn Scarpitti and Melinda Shew. 

Jennie said, “I like that this is so casual and there’s always a surprise and fun here.” 

Cancer survivor Angela Jakuszewski and her husband, John, brought their best friend Mike Reass, who is in the early stages of his treatment. Reass is a retired New York City police officer who was at the World Trade Center on 9/11. Reass said, “The cost of chemotherapy and other cancer treatment can be astronomical for families going through this.”

Barbara and Charles Brown were returning guests. Barbara said, “We love coming here for the entertainment.” 

The Jay White Band performed with music honoring Hall of Fame legend Neil Diamond.  

Samantha Novak performed the hula hoop and Lex Renner juggled outside the luminous tent where the guests were seated.  

Mingling in the crowd were David and Kathy Sands, Pam Rosen, Kay Franks, Andra Polasky, Susan Summerville,Phil January,  Scott and Toby Friedman, Al Ciraldo and Laura Bohert, Jon Fiume and Mark Munoz.  

Stephen Comunale Jr. passed away after a long fight with cancer in 2006. His “can do” attitude inspired his family to create the foundation in his memory.