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dation and will help the medical Trustees and an actor on HBO’s center move ahead with plans to acclaimed series The Sopranos. create one of the finest cancer centers in the country. This new facility will After dinner, Steve Schirippa, an actor allow patients and their families access on The Sopranos, emceed the evening’s live auction that featured an evening Hackensack University Medical Center hosted its to tomorrow’s cancer care today. Recognition Gala at the famed New York Public Library. cruise for 18 around Manhattan with Sopranos cast members aboard Fletch TEEING UP FOR HEALTHCARE Creamer’s yacht. MORE THAN A GOOD READ The Foundation’s Ninth Annual The Hackensack University Medical Invitational Golf and Tennis Outing Robert L. Torre, executive vice presi- Center Foundation held its Recog- attracted more than 285 golfers and dent, HUMC Foundation, presented nition Gala at The New York Public netted $500,000 for the medical cen- Mr. Curatola with The Foundation’s Library. More than 800 people enjoyed ter’s Cancer Center. The outing was Partnership and Humanitarian Award. the magnificent venue which included held at Montclair Golf Club in West fabulous food and entertainment. The Orange. Honoree Vince Curatola is a “I was very blessed to be at Hackensack event netted $1 million for the foun- member of the Foundation’s Board of University Medical Center while my
Mark D. Schlesinger, M.D., shares a special Pam Simunovich, Richard J. Davies, M.D., John Cardile; Doreen Santora, senior vice Bobbi Toscano and Samuel Toscano, Jr., moment with his mother, Betty Schlesinger, chairman of the Department of Surgery; president of operations; and Anne Marie chairman, HUMC Foundation. at this year’s recognition gala at The New Joseph Simunovich, chairman of the HUMC Campbell, chief public affairs officer/ York Public Library. Board of Governors, and Mary Davies. director of Public Relations.
47 Andrew Boral, M.D., anesthesiologist; Colleen Sparta; Mark Sparta, adminis- Stephen and Tracy Martinez; Joseph Martin Reilly; Kate Ferguson; David Nina Boral; Sarah Kelly; and Michael Kelly, trative director of Physical Medicine and Simunovich; James McKee; Pam Ferguson; John P. Ferguson, president M.D., chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation and Occupational Medicine; Simunovich; Mark D. Schlesinger, M.D., and chief executive officer; Gene Orthopaedic Surgery and director of Doreen Santora, senior vice president of chairman of special events, HUMC Ferguson; Adam Ferguson; and Sports Medicine Service. operations; Dianne Aroh, RN, executive Foundation and chairman of the Kathryn Ferguson. vice president and chief nursing officer, Department of Anesthesiology. and Frank Aroh, M.D.
father was a patient. It was the con- Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic with Cancer, the CJ Foundation stant support from your knowledge- motorcycle signed by the entire cast of for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome able staff that made this difficult time The Sopranos as well as its creator, (SIDS), and the Tomorrows Children’s for my father and our family more David Chase. Fund (TCF) for Cancer and Blood bearable. Nonetheless, my wife, Disorders, located in the DON Maureen, and I look foward to the day Proceeds benefited The Cancer Cen- IMUS-WFAN Pediatric Center for when we can hear the words ‘we found ter at HUMC. Joseph M. Sanzari, sec- Tomorrows Children at Hackensack a cure,’” shared Mr. Curatola. ond vice chairman of the HUMC University Medical Center. Board of Governors and a member of The Prestige Family of Fine Cars was the Foundation Board of Trustees “WFAN and Hackensack University the event’s corporate and hole-in-one generously donated the motorcycle. Medical Center have been able to sponsor. This sponsorship entitled each do some extraordinary things together golfer the opportunity to win a 2006 EXTRAORDINARY AIRWAVES through this radiothon,” said John P. Mercedes at any of the par-3s. DON IMUS AND THE WFAN SPORTS Ferguson, president and chief exec- TEAM RAISED MILLIONS FOR THE CJ FOUNDATION FOR SIDS, THE utive officer. “Seventeen years of Special thanks were given to the TOMORROWS CHILDREN’S FUND, AND THE IMUS CATTLE RANCH FOR KIDS raising money and awareness through numerous sponsors of the event WITH CANCER AT ANNUAL RADIOTHON this wonderful event has brought hope, including, lead sponsors, The Prestige MEDICAL CENTER CELEBRATES ITS 17-YEAR RELATIONSHIP WITH WFAN promise, and an improved quality of Family of Fine Cars, Sanzari Com- life to countless families.” panies, Allied Office Supplies, and Nearly 2.5 million dollars through Inserra Supermarkets. individual pledges and generous dona- tions from corporate sponsors was Don Imus kicked off the Radiothon Between the morning and afternoon raised at the 17th Annual Sports with his broadcast. Deirdre Imus, shotgun tournaments, the HUMC Radio 66/WFAN Radiothon to president and founder of The Deirdre Foundation unveiled the 2006 Harley benefit the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids Imus Environmental Center for
48 Pediatric Oncology, nationally known event was seen and heard by millions “With the support of the Imus,’ environmental and children’s advocate throughout the nation, and high- WFAN, and millions of generous and spokesperson for The Sarkis and lighted HUMC and the dedicated staff listeners, the medical center has been Siran Gabrellian Women’s and who work there. able to provide children with the best Children’s Pavilion, shared the stage possible care in an ideal environment with her husband. Mrs. Imus spoke During day one’s broadcast from with the opening of The Joseph M. eloquently about the growing call on HUMC, John P. Ferguson, Jeffrey R. Sanzari Children’s Hospital,” said all people to embrace environmentally Boscamp, M.D., chairman of The Dr. Boscamp. responsible decision-making, and “the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, and David Jurist, co-president of the wonderful example that the new Sarkis LANDSCAPING A and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Tomorrows Children’s Fund, partici- HEALTHIER FUTURE Children’s Pavilion has had on the pated in an on-air interview on “The MORE THAN 5,000 TOURED THE DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE OF future of design and construction in Imus In The Morning” show. NEW JERSEY TO BENEFIT THE CANCER CENTER AT HUMC hospitals and beyond.” “Our crusade to help find a cure for The 2006 Designer Showhouse of The broadcast continued throughout cancer continues,” said Mr. Jurist, “I’m New Jersey was home to a month-long the evening, ending with Mike and thankful for all of the support we have event benefiting The Cancer Center. the Mad Dog and concluded the fol- received this year as well as in years past. The showhouse kicked off its second lowing morning, with “The Imus In I know we all look to the day when annual season with a beautiful Preview The Morning” show. The two-day cancer is finally a thing of the past.” Party introducing the works of top
Helen Ballantyne; Garth Ballantyne, M.D., Samuel Toscano, Jr., chairman of the James R. Napolitano, Esq., a member Foundation unveiled an opportunity to director of Minimally Invasive Surgery; Jeffrey HUMC Foundation Board of Trustees, of the Board of Governors; Richard M. own a 2006 Harley Davidson Electra R. Boscamp, M.D., chairman and physician- Jack K. Murray, member of the HUMC Winters, M.D., member, Department Glide Ultra Classic Motorcycle signed by in-chief, The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Foundation Board of Trustees; and of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the cast of The Sopranos. Gary Hospital; Yukiko Kimura, M.D., chief, Dante A. Implicito, M.D., member of the a member of the Board of Governors; Sciancalepore (on bike) with, from left; Pediatric Rheumatology at The Joseph M. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Louis V. Napolitano, M.D., president Robert L. Torre, executive vice president, Sanzari Children’s Hospital; Robert C. HUMC Board of Governors, and the of the Medical and Dental Staff and a the HUMC Foundation; John P. Ferguson, Garrett, executive vice president and chief HUMC Foundation Board of Trustees. member of the Board of Governors; president and chief executive officer, HUMC; operating officer; Laura Garrett; Laura Cima, and Massimo Napolitano, M.D., chief, Joseph M. Sanzari, second vice chairman vice president, Nursing; and Bill Cima. Vascular Surgery. of the HUMC Board of Governors and a member of the HUMC Foundation Board of Trustees; and Joseph Simunovich, chair- man of the HUMC Board of Governors.
49 John P. Ferguson, president and chief Deirdre Imus, president and founder, At the First Annual Maureen Fund Luncheon Julie Babka, Joseph Feldman, M.D., executive officer; Jeffrey R. Boscamp, M.D., The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center are, from left, Daniel H. Smith, M.D., chief, chairman of The Department of chairman, The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s for Pediatric Oncology; Lynn Hoffman, Gynecologic Oncology Division, The Cancer Emergency Medicine; John P. Ferguson, Hospital; and Deirdre Imus, president and executive director, The Tomorrows Center; Senate President and Former Governor president and chief executive officer; founder, The Deirdre Imus Environmental Children’s Fund (TCF); and John Richard J. Codey; Donna McNamara, M.D., Gene Ferguson; Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., Center for Pediatric Oncology at HUMC, Bivona, co-president, TCF; during attending, Gynecological Oncology Division, and Alexandra Sawczuk enjoyed The during Don Imus’s morning broadcast the 17th Annual Sports Radio The Cancer Center; the late Maureen Roehnelt, Designer Showhouse. kicking off the 17th Annual Sports Radio 66WFAN Radiothon. namesake of The Maureen Fund; Ellen 66WFAN Radiothon. Wahl-Skibiak; Robert L. Torre, executive vice president, HUMC Foundation; and Andre Goy, M.D., chief, Lymphoma Division, director of The Tumor Bank and Genomics Program, The Cancer Center.
interior and landscape designers from NJ. This event brought more than 300 risk for ovarian cancer based upon New York and New Jersey that trans- women together from Bergen, Essex, specific criteria. formed 229 East Saddle River Road Morris, and Passaic counties to hear in Saddle River, NJ, a lavish French important information about ovarian “These women did an incredible job manor-style mansion, into a decorat- cancer prevention, education, and of organizing and bringing people ing masterpiece. treatment. together,” said Robert L. Torre, exec- utive vice president, the HUMC The showhouse opened its doors daily The Maureen Fund, named after Foundation. “The Cancer Center at from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., greeting more Maureen Roehnelt, was created at Hackensack University Medical than 5,000 people who toured the The Cancer Center to aid in improv- Center is home to New Jersey’s largest stunning residence. ing earliest detection, standardizing and most comprehensive cancer pro- care according to accepted guidelines, gram. Each year, more patients from INCREASING KNOWLEDGE and searching for innovative strategies our state come here than to any other TO SAVE LIVES for the treatment of ovarian cancer. facility in New Jersey. With these LUNCHEON HELD TO RAISE AWARENESS remarkable accomplishments we are FOR OVARIAN CANCER PREVENTION The fund’s goal is to decrease the AND EARLIEST DETECTION annual incidence of ovarian cancer in the best position to make a differ- The HUMC Foundation hosted and increase the rate of early detection ence for everyone who has ever had to the first annual Maureen Fund for of the disease. It also provides ovar- face cancer, either their own, or that Ovarian Cancer Luncheon at The ian cancer screening and prevention of a loved one,” said Mr. Torre. Pleasantdale Chateau, in West Orange, services but targets women at high-