Former Foundation for Morristown Medical Center Trustee and donor Bill Conger knows what it’s like to watch a loved one struggle with a chronic disease. His mother endured the slow decline of Alzheimer’s disease for 15 years, as did his grandmother before her. Since then, two of his friends now struggle with the early stages of dementia. As a caretaker for family and friends, when he found out there was an opportunity to help fund a caregiver training series at Morristown Medical Center, he was quick to endow the course in its entirety.
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women in the United States. To address this pervasive disease, each fall, organizations, communities and individuals nationwide take part in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is recognized during October. In our region, many organizations and community members generously support the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center.
This summer, Eric Zhao had an idea to launch an online chemistry boot camp for high school students in the area. More than 30 students registered, many for more than one topic, and Zhao gave the entirety of the registration fees, totaling $1,630, to the Morristown Medical Center COVID-19 Support Fund.
Growing Forward Campaign Chairman Leslie "Les" C. Quick III is the definition of a philanthropist -- humane, kind and generous. Late last year, Quick contributed $1 million to Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.
Morristown, New Jersey, July 2, 2020 – Jennifer Smith has been named chief development officer for the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, which supports both Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital with $20 million in philanthropy annually. Smith will join the Foundation on August 10.
Jim Quinn knows the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center better than anyone. After all, he was a primary catalyst for its launch in 1995. Quinn recently shared thoughts on his legacy before he retired from his position as Chief Development Officer.
Just months after launching the COVID-19 Support Fund for Morristown Medical Center, community members — many first-time donors — gave more than $3 million in monetary donations and in-kind gifts.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jo-Ann Danzis Foundation decided not to host Cork & Fork for a Cause this year, and is instead offering alternate opportunities to impact pancreatic cancer research and awareness. Community members interested in making a difference can register online to shop, play tennis, run/walk and much more.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit New Jersey in early March, Atlantic Health System team members not only worked tirelessly at the forefront of the crisis, but they also joined forces with the community to donate generously to the COVID-19 Support Fund.
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