Rock for the Nurses 2014 on June 1 to Support Nurses at Ocean Medical Center

Contact:Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager
Phone:(732) 840-3279
Email:dsellmann@meridianhealth.com

Rock for the Nurses 2014 on June 1 to Support Nurses at Ocean Medical Center

The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund has teamed with the Idle Hour Restaurant & Bar in Point Pleasant to help the nurses of Ocean Medical Center at its third annual nursing scholarship fundraiser, "Rock for the Nurses 2014."

The event will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 12 to 6 p.m. at the Idle Hour Restaurant & Bar located at 2600 Route 88 in Point Pleasant Borough.

The fundraiser will feature live music throughout the afternoon; an all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet and pig roast, tent party, cash bar, coffee/dessert and various raffles, giveaways and special activities.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund, which every year helps the nurses and nursing students of Ocean Medical Center by providing scholarships to nurses and nursing students looking to further their formal education in the nursing profession.

Tickets are $20 per person (kids 12 and younger are free) and are available for advance purchase at the Idle Hour Restaurant & Bar (Brick), Bow-Kay Florist (Brick) and at Ocean Medical Center (Brick). Tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the event at the door.

The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund was established on January 15, 2011 and is part of the Ocean Medical Center Foundation family of funds. The scholarship was established to honor the memory of long-time Point Pleasant resident Barbara Forfar, or "Foof," as she was called by her fellow nurses and other colleagues in the operating room, and her forty-four years of dedication to the nursing profession, with all but three years of her service associated with Ocean Medical Center or its predecessor hospitals.

The scholarship fund provides monetary assistance to qualified nurses and nursing students of Ocean Medical Center who desire to continue their formal education in the nursing profession in the form of scholarships and awards one (or more) nursing scholarship during September of each year to eligible applicants.

During its 36-month history, the Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund, in cooperation with the Ocean Medical Center Foundation, has raised more than $10,000 and has awarded fourteen scholarships to nurses and nursing students of Ocean Medical Center.

For more information about the Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund, including all the details about the June 1 "Rock for the Nurses 2014" event, log on to the official website at www.forfarscholarship.org or connect with The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund on Facebook or Twitter.