Monday, November 14, 2011

Children's Hospital of New Jersey presents.....The WISH LIST!!!

            Children’s Hospital of New Jersey helps nearly 50,000 children – from birth through age 19 - every year. And now you can help them out too. Supplies and toys are constantly in need for the children we care for at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. This is where you come in.
The wish list is comprised of a lot of the items our caregivers have told us are in short supply. These items include special developmental items that help premature babies feel like they are still in their mothers’ womb, sensory equipment to treat children with learning and behavioral challenges, and playthings to distract a hospitalized child from the tedium and fear that can accompany a trip to the hospital.
 Now you can help us care for kids in the hospital. Bringing some comfort and light into the lives of children who suffer from various conditions is a blessing to their families and something they certainly wish for. It’s very simple to donate a tax-deductible gift online. Visit Scroll through the list of approved products. Click the “make a gift now!” link underneath the product(s) you wish to donate. This will take you to a form where you can locate the product(s) and enter the quantity you wish to donate! This form also allows you to just make a general donation for the children’s hospital as well – we’ll be sure to put it to good use caring for the children. It’s that easy.
The simple truth is that a trip to the hospital is a stressful situation for anyone.  Imagine what it must be like for a child. You can make their time here as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. Please, take this opportunity to put a smile on a kids face.  Donate a gift today!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Heart and Sole Walk Was a GREAT Success!!!

More than 300 people participated and 36 heart transplant recipients and their family members attended the Heart & Sole Walk on Saturday, October 15, to support heart transplant recipients and to
encourage organ donation. The walk was organized by The Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and the Newark Beth Foundation.

This year’s event raised $55,000. Newark Beth Israel and the family of Mary Anne Ahearn, a heart transplant recipient in 1990, originally joined together to plan the walk to raise money in her memory. Mary Anne Ahearn lived almost 12 years after her transplant before succumbing to an unrelated
illness. Inspired by the spirit of giving that filled every day of Mary Anne’s life, the money raised by the Heart & SoleWalk will support patients of the Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program.

In addition to a walk around Verona Park’s lake, the participants were able to enjoy a Kids’Walk, entertainment for children, as well as music and refreshments. The Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program is New Jersey’s oldest and most experienced heart transplant center, having performed nearly 650 life-saving heart transplants. It remains among the most active in the country, ranking fifth in the nation by volume, with long-term graft survival rates that consistently exceed national benchmarks. The experienced team offers patients and families premier care and ongoing support.