Edison, NJ – April 10, 2017 – Hackensack Meridian Health is inviting local businesses to help raise awareness about the importance of annual mammography and overall women’s wellness by participating in “Paint the Town Pink” throughout the month of May. “Paint the Town Pink,” now in its eleventh year, is a community-wide initiative spanning 75 towns from Little Egg Harbor to Montvale.
Businesses throughout New Jersey are invited to register for a free “pink kit,” which includes educational materials, a window cling for the storefront, a listing on the “Paint the Town Pink” website, and other pink supplies that can be used to show support. Businesses are encouraged to be creative with decorations, pink specials or promotions.
“It’s so important to make time for self-care and businesses have a unique opportunity to remind women in our community to do so,” says Tria Deibert, vice president of Experience Marketing for Hackensack Meridian Health. “By becoming a pink partner, businesses can play an important role in improving the health of our community by sharing breast health information and encouraging women – really, everyone in our community – to make one small positive change that will improve their overall state of well-being.”
The 2017 lineup of “pink” towns to date includes: Aberdeen, Asbury Park, Atlantic Highlands, Avon-By-the-Sea, Barnegat, Barnegat Light, Bayhead, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Brick, Carlstadt, Colts Neck, Eatontown, Emerson, Farmingdale, Fair Haven, Fair Lawn, Forked River/Lacey, Fort Lee, Freehold, Glen Ridge, Hawthorne, Hackensack, Highlands, Holmdel, Howell, Jackson, Keansburg, Keyport, Lake Como, Little Egg Harbor, Little Silver, Lodi, Manahawkin, Manalapan, Manasquan, Marlboro, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Monroe Township, Montclair, Montvale, Neptune, Neptune City, New Egypt, Northvale, North Bergen, Ocean Grove, Oceanport, Ocean Township, Old Bridge, Oradell, Park Ridge, Perth Amboy, Pine Beach, Point Pleasant Borough, Red Bank, Rumson, Sayreville, Sea Bright, Ship Bottom, Shrewsbury, South Amboy, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Surf City, Tinton Falls, Union Beach, Union City, Wall Township, Waretown, Weehawkin, West New York, Westwood and Woodbridge.
To become a “pink” business, sign up at PaintTheTownPink.com/Pink-Partners. Businesses that register by Friday, April 14, will be listed on the “Paint the Town Pink” website.
For more information about “Paint the Town Pink,” visit www.PaintTheTownPink.com. Be sure to follow “Paint the Town Pink” on Facebook to see highlights of this year’s campaign and for a complete list of events and activities.
ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.
The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers – HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals – Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, HackensackUMC Palisades in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.
For additional information, please visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org.