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Bequest to Create First Endowed Chair in Southern Market
The late Charles Adell made a bequest of $1.25 million for the creation of The Charles & Jackie Adell Endowed Chair in Surgical Oncology. His gift is the first endowed chair to be created at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and will support the work of Ronald Matteotti, M.D., medical director of the Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Program and Chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, in the areas of pancreatic and liver cancer. Both Charles and his late wife, Jackie, were under Dr. Matteotti’s care for several years. Prior to his passing, Mr. Adell stated that he hoped that through this endowment, Jersey Shore University Medical Center will remain on the cutting edge of surgical oncology and continue to give patients the best treatment available and quality of life possible.
Physicians give to cardiovascular services at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Donations totaling $500,000 will be used to support cardiovascular services at Jersey Shore University Medical Center thanks to the leadership and generosity of the medical center’s physicians. Dr. Richard Neibart, who also serves as a foundation trustee, made a personal gift of $250,000 and his colleagues at Mid-Atlantic Surgical Associates matched that gift with a matching commitment of $250,000.
Women’s Heart Fund Annual Reception Raises Money for The Center for Survivorship and Wellness Care
Nearly $165,000 was raised at the Women’s Heart Fund Annual Reception held on May 31 at the Bay Head Yacht Club in Bay Head, NJ. Co-chaired by Mollie Giamanco, who is also a board member for the Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Foundation, and Lisa Loshiavo, 275 guests attended the fundraiser, which will support The Center for Survivorship and Wellness Care located at Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s HOPE Tower. The highlight of the evening included moving remarks from guest speaker and cancer survivor, Denise McKnight, as well as the Ultimate Golf Raffle drawing, which gave 27 lucky winners the opportunity to play a round of golf at a premier club in the region. Thank you to everyone who supported this annual event, particularly those who participated in the golf raffle, which raised nearly $40,000.
Estate Gift Continues to Enhance Pet Therapy Program
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation received a $15,000 gift from the Estate of Eleanor A. Twomey to enhance its Pet Therapy program. The Estate of Eleanor A. Twomey has generously supported this program through multiple gifts over the years, helping to grow this important program which provides comfort and healing for our patients. Currently Jersey Shore has 28 Pet Therapy handlers/dogs with nine more dogs being trained. Donations like this fund training, as well as uniform polos and vests for the handlers and bandannas for the dogs. Trading Cards of the dogs are also produced so that patients can choose which dog they would like to have visit, when possible.
Making a Difference for Future Generations
Lori and Eric Kirsch are committed to improving health care in our community, and their bequest to Jersey Shore University Medical Center ensures their legacy will continue long after their lifetime.
The Kirsch’s decision to include Jersey Shore University Medical Center in their will was inspired by their belief in the importance of having excellent health care, close to home. By choosing to make a legacy gift, Lori and Eric are able to support a charity they care about at no cost to them now, while making a huge impact on the health care of future generations.
Circle BMW Donates to Breast Cancer Awareness and Treatment
Circle BMW, the region’s premier BMW dealership, has made a donation of $10,000 to the Perricone Center for Women’s Cancer at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center. During the month of October, in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Circle BMW pledged to sell a minimum of 100 cars and donate $100 per car. The goal was achieved thanks to the leadership of Circle BMW’s President and JSUMC Foundation trustee, Tom DeFelice. “It was wonderful to see the staff at Circle BMW, and our customers, embrace this campaign and commit to raising funds that will benefit women’s breast cancer care for members of our local community. We are proud to make this donation and hope it positively impacts many patients,” explained DeFelice. The Perricone Center for Women’s Cancer is located in the new HOPE Tower.