FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Barbara Gallo, Kathy Hobbs, Brittany Lusardi
SOMERSET HILLS TWIG OF THE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF MORRISTOWN MEDICAL CENTER RAISES FUNDS TO BENEFIT GORYEB CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
MORRISTOWN, NJ, March 31, 2016 – The Somerset Hills Twig, a local branch of the Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC), is pleased to announce that its first fundraiser in support of Morristown Medical Center raised over $10,000. Funds raised will go toward training for the Goryeb Children’s Hospital Cardiology Center’s Team, as well as travel and lodging for families of the children being treated for cardiac issues at the hospital.
More than 115 guests attended an evening of “Bourbon and Burgers in the Barn” at The Champions Club at Tranquillity Farm in Chester, New Jersey on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The evening featured gourmet sliders and a unique bourbon tasting by Gary’s Wine and Marketplace of Bernardsville, New Jersey.
Guest speaker, Dr. Suzanne Mone, Pediatric Cardiologist at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Hospital, thanked the Somerset Hills Twig and WAMMC for their ongoing support of the children in our community. She concluded her remarks by reading a heartfelt poem reflecting on the challenges and difficulties of working with children who suffer from serious illnesses.
“We are delighted that the first event hosted by the Somerset Hills Twig was such a great success. This newly formed Twig is a welcome addition to our family of local Twigs and we are grateful for their dedication and commitment to WAMMC’s fundraising efforts,” said Mary Courtemanche, President, Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center.
The Somerset Hills Twig was formed in the spring of 2015 and is one of the nine branches that supports WAMMC’s mission to promote quality healthcare within the community through service projects and fundraising for Morristown Medical Center. For information on how you can join this group of dedicated volunteers in support of Morristown Medical Center, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF MORRISTOWN MEDICAL CENTER Founded in March 1893 to provide financial support to Morristown Medical Center, part of the Atlantic Health System, the Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) helps enable the hospital to respond to the changing healthcare needs of the community. With a volunteer base of over 700 members, WAMMC orchestrates and hosts a number of high-quality fundraising events, anchored by the Association’s flagship event, Mansion in May – a designer show house open to the public every other year. WAMMC also operates several free-standing, revenue-producing entities, including the hospital’s gift shops and The Bargain Box Thrift Boutique. WAMMC, one of the largest contributors to the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, is an integral part of the hospital’s ability to continue bringing cutting-edge technology and superior health care services to the community, and has raised nearly $25 million to date in support of this mission. For more information about WAMMC, visit www.wammc.org.
Somerset Hills Twig Committee, L to R: Elaine Edge (treasurer), Jeneen Perrella, Michelle DeAngelis, Sheryl Mychalowych (co-president), Nancy Conner, Michelle McIntyre, Tracy Redling (co-president), Kimmarie Shafer.