Annual Sweetheart Ball Benefiting Local Cancer Center To Be Held February 20

Contact:Elizabeth Dobis
Phone:732-751-7537
Email:edobis@meridianhealth.com

Annual Sweetheart Ball Benefiting Local Cancer Center To Be Held February 20

Event to benefit programs and services at Cancer Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

The 13th Annual Sweetheart Ball will be held on Saturday, February 20, at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

The Sweetheart Ball will benefit the Cancer Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The event, which is chaired by Dr. Kenneth and Ann Marie Nahum and Philip and Marilyn Perricone, will honor Carol Stillwell of Stillwell-Hansen, Inc. for her generous contributions to the hospital. Stillwell will also be presented with the William C. Black Award of Hope.

Funds generated from this year's event will assist in the renovation of the family lounge in the oncology inpatient unit. The lounge will feature computer stations for guests to research treatment information, stay connected with friends and relatives, and will also include a kids' corner with games and activities, a learning center and television. In addition, a private room will be fashioned to serve as a respite for patients, as well as host family meetings with physicians and other oncology team members.

Tickets for the Sweetheart Ball are $200 per person with many sponsorship and journal opportunities currently available. 50/50 tickets are also on sale with half of the proceeds benefit the Cancer Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. This exciting evening will feature both live and silent auctions, music, and a jewelry boutique. Please call the Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations at 732-751-5112 for further information.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit university teaching and home to the K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital - the first children's hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program that has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and nationally designated stroke center in the region. Jersey Shore University Medical Center specializes in cardiac care and surgery, orthopedics and rehabilitation, cancer care, and advanced women's and children's health services. For more information on Meridian's advanced services or for a physician referral, call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit www.JerseyShoreUniversityMedicalCenter.com.

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