Diva for a Day Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 by two friends who recognize the benefits of a day to escape from the daily stresses a woman will face while dealing with cancer. Through the program, special Divas are selected each month to enjoy a complete day of pampering, at a participating salon/spa. It is a day to rest, relax and restore. It is our goal and passion to make this program available to as many women as possible who are facing a cancer diagnosis.

Debbie Sestokas of Warren Township and Peggy Matzen of Basking Ridge received the Shirley Noble Lifetime Achievement Award as Somerset County Outstanding Women of the Year for 2016

Somerset County Freeholder Director Patricia Walsh and the county Commission on the Status of Women announced the 2016 Outstanding Women in Somerset County award winners.

“We have many women in Somerset County doing amazing things every day,” she said. “It is most appropriate that during Women’s History Month, we take the time to publicly recognize them and say thank you.”

The Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards dinner was held Friday, March 18, 2016 at The Imperia in Franklin.

Debbie Sestokas of Warren Township –

Shirley Noble Lifetime Achievement Award

Sestokas is co-founder of the Diva for a Day Foundation, a non-profit organization that honors women who are undergoing cancer treatment. Each woman is treated to a day of relaxation and beauty at a participating spa.

Diva for a Day has grown in five years from one single spa in Somerset County to over 50 participating spas in 28 states. She has spent the last 13 years volunteering for various cancer organizations, including serving as the volunteer coordinator for the Somerset County Reach to Recovery program with the American Cancer Society.

Sestokas was a trained Hospice volunteer for the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills and has volunteered in local cancer hospitals. A licensed Real Estate professional since 1988, she and her husband, Ray resides in Warren Twp. With their five children.
 


Peggy Matzen of Basking Ridge –

Shirley Noble Lifetime Achievement Award

Matzen of Basking Ridge is also co-founder of the Diva for a Day Foundation.

After surviving breast cancer, Matzen began to volunteer for Reach to Recovery with the American Cancer Society and underwent hospice training as well as Friendly Visitor training with the Visiting Nurse Association. After earning a bachelor of science degree from Seton Hall University, she had a successful career in human resources and executive recruiting and is now a Real Estate Professional.

She enjoys tennis, exercising and cooking meals for her five children and husband.