Women’s Philanthropic Fund to Host Annual Fall Event at Restaurant Nicholas

Article ID: 594275

Released: 28-Sep-2012 12:15 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Hackensack Meridian Health

Event to benefit Meridian Health’s cardiac programs and technology

Newswise — Neptune, NJ ― The annual fall event hosted by the Meridian Health Women’s Philanthropic Fund (WPF) will take place on Monday, October 29, 2012 from 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. at Restaurant Nicholas in Red Bank. All proceeds raised will benefit Meridian Health’s cardiac programs and technology.

The Women’s Philanthropic Fund’s mission is to educate people in Monmouth and Ocean counties about the importance of heart health and to raise funds for heart programs, services, and technology at Meridian Health. Each year, the WPF board selects and supports one cardiac program, service, or technology provided by Meridian Health.

The evening will feature wine, hors d’oeuvres and a light supper as well as a live auction and 50/50 raffle. Entertainment will be provided by illusionist Oz Pearlman. Valet parking is also available.

Tickets for the event are $125 each and 50/50 tickets are $50 each. Many sponsorship opportunities are currently available.

Last year’s WPF luncheon raised more than $30,000 to fund the Pediatric Cardiology Program housed at K. Hovanian Children’s Hospital. This year’s funds are focused on vascular screening equipment to benefit the local community. In 15 minutes, AngioScreen® is able to provide patients with information about the risk of heart disease and stroke through several non-diagnostic tests.

For more information, contact Jaclyn Lang, Special Events Assistant, at 732-751-5138 or by email at jmlang@merdianhealth.com.

About Meridian Health Meridian Health (www.meridianhealth.com) is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For", and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence, including the distinction of being the first health system in the country to receive Magnet designation for nursing. ###


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