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Knitting with Love Twig Donates $5K

The Knitting with Love Twig recently donated $5,000 to the Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Michelle Sirak, Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Morristown Medical Center, visited the twig meeting on April 12th to thank the group for their support. The donation purchased equipment and a variety of play items that will be used by children with physical injuries. Dr. Sirak explained how those items will enhance the children’s rehabilitation. Therapy will be a bit more fun now!

Back row left to right: Joanne Kelsey, Janet Balbach, Fran Stauber, Grace Sampson and Amy VanDyk. Front row left to right: Jane Donegan, Arline Bernstein, Merry LeBlond; Chair of the Knitting with Love Twig, Dr. Michelle Sirak; Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Pediatrics, Morristown Medical Center, Mary Courtemanche, President of the Women’s Association, Morristown Medical Center, Valerie Olpp and Rita Schedel.

The Twig donated fifty-five hand-knitted and crocheted blankets to the Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s Child Life Program in April.


Somerset Hills Twig's Fundraiser a Big Success

Somerset Hills Twig Committee, left to right: Elaine Edge; Treasurer, Jeneen Perrella, Michelle DeAngelis, Sheryl Mychalowych; Co-President, Nancy Conner, Michelle McIntyre, Tracy Redling; Co-President, Kimmarie Shafer.

The newly formed Somerset Hills Twig successfully hosted their very first fundraiser for Morristown Medical Center with their "Bourbon & Burgers in the Barn" event on March 12, 2016. Tranquillity Farm in Chester provided the perfect setting for the well-attended, sold-out party. Redwoods Restaurant served a delicious buffet featuring three varieties of gourmet sliders accompanied by savory sides and salads. Gary's Wine & Marketplace added a unique element to the party by conducting an ongoing tasting of five different bourbons throughout the evening. As a result of the night, over $10,000 was donated towards the training for the Goryeb Children's Hospital Cardiology Center's team along with funds allotted for travel and lodging for families of the children being treated for cardiac issues at the hospital. Dr. Suzanne Mone, pediatric cardiologist at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Hospital, was the guest speaker for the evening. She thanked the Somerset Hills Twig for their support and concluded her remarks by reading a heartfelt poem that addressed the challenges doctors face in treating very sick children. A good time was had by all and each guest received a stemless wine glass featuring the new Somerset Hills Twig logo.


Chatham Twig Brightens the Day!

On a recent gloomy Monday morning, the Chatham Twig brought some much-needed sunshine to Morristown Medical Center. Twig members delivered over 280 snack bags for the Valerie Fund Children's Center, almost 650 tea bags (along with a beautiful wooden storage box) for the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center Infusion Center, and over 50 packs of colored pencils to the art therapy program at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

Thank you to Twig members for their incredible generosity!

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