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MORRISTOWN, NJ, October 4, 2018 – The Somerset Hills Twig, a local branch of the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC), hosted its third annual fundraiser in support of Morristown Medical Center, raising over $7,500. All proceeds will benefit the Healing Arts Program, a drumming program at Goryeb Children's Hospital.

More than 80 guests attended an evening of "Bourbon and Burgers in the Barn" at The Champions Club at Tranquillity Farm in Chester, New Jersey on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The evening featured gourmet sliders, a selection of desserts, beer and wine, a unique bourbon tasting and a 50/50 raffle. Musical entertainment by IronRail, a classic/southern rock band added to the spirit of a fun evening. Our generous sponsors included Denham Capital Management, M & L Power Systems Maintenance, Inc. and Karen Gray, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

The Healing Arts Program at Goryeb gives children and their families an opportunity to interact with each other in the hospital in a non-sick way. Music not only reduces blood pressure and stress, but also facilitates communication. Research has proved that music has direct impact on immunological functioning, suggesting it can influence the healing process.

“We are delighted that this third annual event hosted by the Somerset Hills Twig was such a great success, and are so very grateful for their continued dedication and commitment to WAMMC’s fundraising efforts and Goryeb Children’s Hospital,” said Mary Courtemanche, President, Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center.

The Somerset Hills Twig, which was formed in 2015, is one of the six 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 Elaine Edge at


Founded in March 1893 to provide financial support to Morristown Medical Center, part of the Atlantic Health System, the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) helps enable the hospital to respond to the changing healthcare needs of the community. With a volunteer base of more than 500 members, WAMMC hosts a number of fundraising events, anchored by the flagship event, Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens, open to the public every two years. WAMMC also operates the hospital’s gift shops and The Bargain Box Thrift Boutique, as well as WAMMC Network TV, which created Calling All Kids and is the first in-house family television station for young patients and their families to enjoy during their stay at the hospital. WAMMC is an integral part of the hospital’s ability to continue bringing cutting-edge technology and superior health services to the community, and has raised more than $30 million to date to support this mission. For more information about WAMMC, visit

1893 - Celebrating 125 Years of Contributing with Passion – 2018

Somerset Hills Twig Committee Members

L to R: Front Row: Michelle DeAngelis, Meera Bagle, Tracy Redling, (Co-President), Elaine Edge (Co-President), Karen Davidson, Chau Nguyen Shearer

Back Row: Linda Julien, Leslie Minsch, Kim Geary, Courtney Carney, Deana Peluso, Kathy Mills Krell, Joy Hultman, Kristina Folkart, Alyson McCauley, Denise Bailey, Gayle Shimoun, Liz Bagnato, Besty Bacot-Aigner (Photographer)

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