In March of 2020, while the nation came to a halt due to COVID-19, Debra Brafman was struck by an unrelated critical illness. She was rushed to Morristown Medical Center by ambulance, and while undergoing emergency surgery in the Sameth Emergency Department, her heart stopped.
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' initial expectations with a total of $170,000 raised to date in support of pancreatic cancer research and the work of Angela Alistar, MD, 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.
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.
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:
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