Annual Sweetheart Ball Raises Funds to Benefit Cancer Care

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Phone:732-751-3451
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Annual Sweetheart Ball Raises Funds to Benefit Cancer Care

Funds raised will benefit cancer programs and services at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

The Fifteenth Annual Sweetheart Ball was held on Saturday, February 25, at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale and raised a record breaking $280,000.

Funds raised at this year's Sweetheart Ball, which was co-chaired by Dr. Ken and Ann Nahum and Phil and Marilyn Perricone, will benefit cancer programs and services at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

A highlight of the evening included the opportunity to award John and Kathy Weiland with the William C. Black Award of Hope for their generous contributions to the hospital. The award was named after the late Mr. William Black and is presented annually to an individual who personifies Mr. Black's commitment and generosity towards Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Mr. Black previously served on the Meridian Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors of the Jersey Shore Medical Center.

For more information on any Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations events, please call Valerie Ryan, special events associate, at 732-751-5101.

About Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to 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 which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and stroke rescue center in the region. Jersey Shore University Medical Center specializes in cardiovascular care, orthopedics and rehabilitation, cancer care, neuroscience, and women's specialty services.