Eli Manning Honored by the Sohn Conference Foundation for Support of the Tackle Kids Cancer Campaign Through a $500,000 Grant to Support the Cure and Beyond Program at HackensackUMC
May 3, 2016 04:45 PM
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is being honored by the Sohn Conference Foundation in support of the Cure and Beyond program at HackensackUMC.
Manning will make a special appearance at the Sohn Investment Conference, which will be held in New York City on May 4, where he will be honored for his continued dedication to Tackle Kids Cancer, a groundbreaking initiative that supports pediatric cancer research, clinical care and support services at the Children’s Cancer Institute at HackensackUMC’s Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital.
Funded by a $500,000 grant from the Sohn Conference Foundation, the Sohn-Manning Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Program will benefit Cure and Beyond at HackensackUMC, which addresses long-term health, emotional and social issues specific to pediatric cancer survivors.
“We are grateful for the generosity and compassion demonstrated by the Sohn Conference Foundation and Eli Manning,” said Michael B. Harris, M.D., co-director of the Children’s Cancer Institute at HackensackUMC. “This gift supports our efforts in helping our patients lead healthy lives after cancer.”
Cure and Beyond is part of a range of initiatives developed and provided by the Children’s Cancer Institute at HackensackUMC to meet a spectrum of patient and family needs. In addition, the Institute offers services such as pediatric neuro-oncology, developmental therapeutics, cancer genetics, photopheresis, bone marrow transplant, and clinical trials.
About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a 775- bed nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,717 beds, more than 10,000 team members and 3,300 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings - maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. It was also named one of the top four New York Metro Area hospitals. HackensackUMC is one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more years in a row. The medical center is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 24 Gold Seals of Approval™ by The Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: the John Theurer Cancer Center; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and listed on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit www.HackensackUMC.org.
About the Sohn Conference Foundation
The Sohn Conference Foundation is dedicated to the treatment and cure of pediatric cancer and other childhood diseases. The Foundation supports cutting-edge medical research, state-of-the-art research equipment, and innovative programs to ensure that children with cancer survive and thrive. The Foundation raises its funds through premier investment conferences and special events, including its renowned annual New York Sohn Investment Conference.