HackensackUMC Foundation Receives Donation from Skanska USA to Benefit Multiple Myeloma Fund

July 20, 2015 02:28 PM
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The HackensackUMC Foundation received a donation from Skanska USA to benefit the Multiple Myeloma Fund.
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HackensackUMC recently received a generous donation of $35,000 from Skanska USA, of Parsippany, NJ.  This contribution represents the proceeds from the fourth annual Dan Wurzburg Memorial Golf Outing, which was held in Vernon, NJ.  Mr. Wurzburg, who passed away in January of 2011, was a patient of David Siegel, M.D., Ph.D., chief, Myeloma Division, John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC.  The donation will benefit the Multiple Myeloma Fund through the HackensackUMC Foundation, which is used to support a number of initiatives, including research.

 “While Multiple Myeloma cannot be cured, new treatments continue to be evaluated in research studies, helping many people to live longer, healthier lives,” said Dr. Siegel.“I cannot thank Skanska USA and Dan’s wife, Susan, enough for their continued support the Multiple Myeloma Fund at HackensackUMC.”

Dan Wurzburg worked for Skanska for 19 years and Susan began working for the company in September of 2011. In 2011, Dan’s colleagues renamed the annual golf outing in honor of Dan and, to date, have contributed more than $125,000 to the Multiple Myeloma Fund.

“This golf outing is one of the most wonderful things that I participate in,” said Susan Wurzburg.   “Dan’s colleagues still honor him, love and miss him, as I do.  And their continued support of this Foundation through the golf outing just makes my heart full.”

The John Theurer Cancer Center’s Multiple Myeloma Division is one of only a few facilities in the United States that offers expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of multiple myeloma, the second most common blood cancer. The division is also one of 13 academic institutions that comprise the Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium, a unique research model to accelerate the development of novel multiple myeloma treatments by catalyzing, promoting and facilitating collaborative research between industry and academia. 

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Pictured from left to right:  Robert B. Budelman,III, executive director, Individual Giving, HackensackUMC Foundation; Nancy Kennedy, director, Development, John Theurer Cancer Center; Lloyd Ocampo, superintendent, Skanska USA; David Siegel, M.D., Ph.D., chief, Myeloma Division, John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC; Susan Wurzburg, wife of Dan Wurzburg; and Elizabeth Donald, director, Annual Giving, HackensackUMC Foundation.

Not pictured:  Skanska golf outing organizers, Tom Gesuale, general superintendent, Skanska USA and Andy Cristi, assistant project manager.

About John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center

John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is among the nation’s top 50 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals for Cancer – the highest ranked in New Jersey with this designation. It is New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive cancer center dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, management, research, screenings, preventive care, as well as survivorship of patients with all types of cancer.

Each year, more people in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area turn to John Theurer Cancer Center for cancer care than to any other facility in New Jersey. The 14 specialized divisions feature a team of medical, research, nursing, and support staff with specialized expertise that translates into more advanced, focused care for all patients. John Theurer Cancer Center provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care, state of the art technology, and access to clinical trials, compassionate care and medical expertise – all under one roof. Physicians at John Theurer Cancer Center are members of Regional Cancer Care Associates, one of the nation’s largest professional hematology/oncology groups. For more information please visit www.jtcancercenter.org

 

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