To safeguard supporters, Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation has moved its annual golf classic to a virtual fundraising event to be held on July 13 at 4 p.m. In lieu of the planned outing, the foundation will host a program that donors can stream live to continue to raise necessary funds for Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital’s greatest needs, helping us to improve care during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
The virtual event will include updates from Hackensack Meridian Health leadership, inspirational videos, a tribute to our health care heroes working to fight COVID-19 on the frontlines and demonstrations by the team at Deal and Hollywood Golf Clubs, the would-be venues for the 2020 in-person event.
To participate, individuals can register at HackensackMeridianHealth.org/JSUMCGolf. They will be sent a link to the program in the week leading up to the event. There is no cost to participate, however donations in support of the event can be made on the registration website.
In addition, members of the community are invited to help celebrate Hackensack Meridian Health’s health care heroes by submitting a short video (five to 10 seconds maximum), photo or drawing that can be included in the program. Submissions can be sent to JSUMCVirtualEvent@hackensackmeridian.org and are due by Friday, July 3.
“We are grateful for all of the support we have received so far moving the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Golf Classic to be fully virtual,” says Joseph Stampe, president and chief development officer, Meridian Health Foundation. “In order to fight this pandemic, Jersey Shore University Medical Center has invested millions of dollars to acquire ventilators, disinfecting machines, temporary tenting, patient room renovations, personal protective equipment (PPE) and the hiring of additional staff. Even with federal funding, we expect a significant gap, thus making event support more important than ever.”
The 30th annual virtual golf classic is chaired by Robert Mullen, vice chair Robert Smith and the event sponsor is L.F. Driscoll/Structure Tone Organization.
For additional information about Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, or to make a donation, please contact Paul Huegel, Vice President of Development, Southern Market, at 732-751-5117, or by email at Paul.Huegel@hackensackmeridian.org.