The Growing Forward campaign will support the Morristown Medical Center expansion of Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital.
In honor of American Heart Month, Maria Alcina Fonseca, nurse manager on Gagnon 5, tells us why donating to the Growing Forward campaign is so important.
When it comes to world travel, David and Michele Hedley are game for anything. Meandering through the Taj Mahal, walking along the Great Wall of China and hiking the slopes of New Zealand are some of their favorite memories. Mrs. Hedley knows that a lot of her travels wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Robert Coyne, MD, a cardiologist at Gagnon Cardiovascular Insitute. It’s the reason the couple joyfully gave $100,000 toward Gagnon’s expansion project, their third gift to the cardiovascular institute.
It’s an understatement to say that the William E. Simon Foundation is a benevolent donor to Morristown Medical Center. That’s because when the Simon family sees a need, they’re quick to fill it. “Our family is glad to be a part of the latest campaign and strategic needs, as we are happy to be able to be generous,” says Mr. Simon
More than a decade ago, when Lois and Neil Gagnon considered making a significant donation to help build a new cardiovascular institute at Morristown Medical Center, Lois playfully nudged her husband to get things rolling. Today, Neil and Lois Gagnon have continued their generosity and made the lead gift to facilitate the Institute’s expansion, which is a part of the Growing Forward Campaign.
Foundation for Morristown Medical Center Board Chair Robert Tafaro and his wife, Catherine, provided a lead gift to the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, a part of the Growing Forward Campaign. He also serves as a key member on the Campaign Executive Committee.
Nearly ten years after Mickey’s Garden was dedicated by Kids4Kids – the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center's youth philanthropy committee for Goryeb Children's Hospital -- the garden will expand to meet the needs of today’s patients. The $100,000 renovation, which will begin this spring, is funded entirely by donations and includes widening the walkways with a durable playground surface to accommodate wheelchairs; sunshades to protect against too much glare; and electrical outlets placed on outside walls for IV pole hook-ups.
Although the Jo-Ann Danzis Foundation is only three years old, its mission of raising money for pancreatic research has already surpassed co-founders Mitchell and Nicholas Danzis’s initial expectations with a total of $170,000 raised to date in support of pancreatic cancer research and the work of Dr. Angela Alistar at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.
During the Growing Forward Campaign Kickoff on December 3, 2019, eleven-year-old Ethan Geller spoke about the experience he and his family had at the Valerie Fund Children’s Center at Goryeb Children's Hospital as a brain cancer patient.
More than 150 nurses discovered new techniques on how to manage stress better and use mindfulness as way to be more present while on the job as part of the Peter H.B. Frelinghuysen, Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series on November 18 at Malcolm Forbes Auditorium.
Every 34 minutes, Make a Wish America® grants wishes to a child diagnosed with a critical illness. Children, however, aren’t the only ones with dreams to be fulfilled. The Paul Piccoli Adult Oncology Wish Fund, established in 2016 in memory of the fund’s namesake, was launched for this express purpose.
During the month of October, community members from across the region participated in Breast Cancer Awareness Month through events and fundraising on behalf of Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. The Foundation for Morristown Medical Center thanks the following organizations for their support of Carol G. Simon Cancer Center:
Two Goryeb Children’s Hospital nurses recently presented original research at the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Nancy Salmeri, BSN, RN, presented on the benefits of home infusion therapy for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.
The 11th Annual Red-Carpet Induction Ceremony will honor Kirby’s legacy and contributions to the Garden State on October 27 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Offering the latest immunotherapies, cell-based therapies and genetic medicine options along with Phase 1 cancer clinical trials (trials, which are the first to involve people), patients will receive treatments in a private unit, staffed by a team of medical oncologists, nurses and physician-researchers that focuses on patient-centric care.
On September 10, 2019, the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center hosted a Ribbon Cutting and Tour of the Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Outpatient Pediatric Services at Goryeb Children's Hospital. Laura Finelli, mother of a Goryeb Children's Hospital patient, was scheduled to join us in person to deliver her remarks.
On September 12, 2019, the Foundation for Morristown Memorial Medical Center hosted our annual Memorial Wall Dedication. Friends and family gathered to celebrate loved ones lost over the previous year and remember lives beautifully lived, and hearts deeply loved.
Since 2006, donors have contributed $2.3 million through the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center to the Morristown community and more than $270,000 has been put towards Community Health Days, which have been held for the past 24 years. Read the full press release.
Kids4Kids members Cole Ekert and sisters Sydney and Whitney Lapper certainly had their hustle on for the second annual golf fundraiser, Juniors Fore Goryeb.
Family can shape the course of our lives, and no one knows this better than Marisa Velez. As a young girl, she watched her mom make casseroles for homebound elderly members of their church.
Bonnie Bravo hoped that a quick trip to Bermuda would be the perfect getaway, one last vacation before baby number two arrived. The flight home, however, proved harrowing.
For nine years, Contina Wright struggled to manage her diabetes. Living on a limited income made things even more challenging. Everything changed when she started the Diabetes Education Program.
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