Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation Hosts 32nd Annual Golf Tournament

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation Hosts 32nd Annual Sports Classic Golf Tournament

On July 6, Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike’s Subs, chaired Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation’s 32nd annual Sports Classic Golf Tournament at the Deal Golf and Country Club and Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, NJ. The sold-out event hosted 252 golfers, and raised nearly $300,000 in support of cardiovascular programs and other areas of greatest need at Jersey Shore, part of the Meridian Health family.

In 2014, more than 800 cardiac surgeries were performed at Meridian, ranking among the highest volumes in New Jersey and New York. Jersey Shore is a recognized leader in the region, offering the most complete range of heart and vascular services – from prevention and diagnosis to advanced surgery, rehabilitation through recovery.

“Seeing the hospital and meeting the team members who work so hard each day to save lives really inspired me to get involved,” explains Peter Cancro. “I’m so grateful for the opportunity to participate in this important fundraising event and support Jersey Shore’s mission to provide the best health care close to home.”

For more information or to make a donation to Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation, please contact Michelle Casserly at 732-751-5112 or

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. Through the hospital’s clinical research program, and its affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Jersey Shore serves as an academic center dedicated to advancing medical knowledge, training future physicians and providing the community with access to promising medical breakthroughs. For more information about Jersey Shore University Medical Center call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit