(Press Release) MORRISTOWN, N.J., Jan. 22, 2013 – On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc., a global multi-concept restaurant operator, presented a check in the amount of $32,500 to The Rippel Breast Center in the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this past October Villa Enterprises hosted its 11th Annual Charity Event with Scotto Properties at The Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, P.A. The Texas Hold Em’ Tournament hosted more than 75 poker players – including Villa Enterprises employees, family, friends and vendors – from around the world.  Additional support was received from the more than 100 guests that attended the cocktail party and dinner following the tournament, which honored breast cancer survivors from the Rippel Breast Center.

“Breast cancer has touched my family and many others, and we wanted to show our support to an organization that has helped so many in our local community,” explained Anthony Scotto, CEO of Villa Enterprises. “The poker tournament was a great way to bring our friends, family and others together to celebrate the amazing things The Rippel Breast Center is doing, and honor and support the survivors and those still fighting the battle against breast cancer.”

Each year, Villa Enterprises Management partners with Scotto Properties to host its annual charity event benefiting various organizations in the local community and this year marked the first charity poker tournament held at Sands Casino Resort. Villa Enterprises operates the Cobalt Café as well as the entire food court at the casino which features seven restaurant concepts, including: Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s, Bananas, Casa Java, Mo’ Burger, Far East, and South Philly Steak & Fries.

The Rippel Breast Center at Morristown Medical Center provides a variety of nationally-recognized breast care services, including state-of-the-art diagnostics. To learn more about the The Rippel Breast Center, visit: http://www.atlantichealth.org/simon/our+services/cancer+type/breast/learn/rippel+breast+center/

About Villa Enterprises Management

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises) is a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor with more than 330 quick service restaurant (QSR) locations across 38 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and seven additional countries.  Founded in 1964 by Naples, Italy native Michele Scotto as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Villa Enterprises today is an international organization that owns several unique QSR brands: Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza; Green Leaf’s; Bananas; Casa Java; Mo’ Burger; Far East; and South Philly Steaks & Fries.  These brands can be found in malls, airports, casinos, college campuses, and outlet centers across the U.S. and internationally.  Additionally, Villa Enterprises Management owns and operates several upscale full-service restaurants in the New York City Metro area.  For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.  


About The Rippel Breast Center

Carol W. and Julius A. Rippel Breast Center at Morristown Medical Center provides a variety of nationally-recognized breast care services, including state-of-the-art diagnostics. In fact, our center is accredited by both the American College of Radiology and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and our hospital was recently named among the "100 Hospitals with Great Women's Health Programs," by Becker's Hospital Review. The multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, nurse navigators and technologists are familiar with all aspects of breast health, including evaluation and breast cancer treatment planning. The team approach includes participation by the patient and family, as well as the primary care and consulting physicians.

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