Chrysanthemum Ball raises $75,000 in support of Southern Ocean Medical CenterThe Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation celebrated its 41st Annual Chrysanthemum Ball on October 20 at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City and raised over $75,000 for programs and services at the hospital. Over 250 guests enjoyed music by the Kenny I Orchestra, a community silent gift auction, a live auction and a 50/50 raffle. Southern Ocean Center Genesis Healthcare was the Grand Sponsor of the event. Chairs of this year's gala were David and Janet Wyrsch of Manahawkin and Michael Armellino and Beverly Karch of North Beach.
The evening also featured a special award ceremony honoring three outstanding leaders in the Southern Ocean community. The Robert S. Irvin, MD, Award for Medical Service was presented to Steven Koerner, DO. The James J. Mancini Award for Community Service was presented to Anne Nachman, Esq. The Zena Josephson Award for Volunteer Service was presented to Suzette Whiting.