HackensackUMC Patients and Family Members Enjoy Star-Studded Roc Nation Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game

August 2, 2016 04:40 PM
HackensackUMC patient families enjoyed a star-studded night out at the Roc Nation Summer Classic charity basketball game recently held at the Barclays Center.

Hackensack University Medical Center patient families enjoyed a star-studded night out at the Roc Nation Summer Classic charity basketball game, held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on July 21. The families were accompanied by David Jurist, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC Advisory Board member and close friend of baseball great, Robinson Cano, and Theresa Valentino, director of Development for the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC Foundation. The event featured teams led by celebrities including baseball players Robinson Cano and C.C. Sabathia, boxer Miguel Cotto, and singer Nick Jonas, to help fundraise for their respective nonprofit foundations. In 2005, Mr. Jurist initially connected Cano, then the Yankees’ second baseman, with pediatric cancer patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. 

Robinson Cano’s Foundation, RC22 Foundation, generously donated 50 tickets to bring the HackensackUMC patients and their families to the Summer Classic event. After Cano’s team won the evening’s competition, he graciously greeted all of the families, spent time with the children, took pictures and signed autographs.  The families also received packages of toys and sports articles donated by FlagHouse, Inc., a global supplier of resources that enable physical activity, learning and play for people of all ages and abilities.

Photo Caption:

David Jurist, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC Advisory Board member, welcomes the Brady Family, Pompton Plains, NJ to the Roc Nation Summer Classic charity basketball game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

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 a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, one of the largest networks in the state comprised of 28,000 team members and more than 6,000 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.









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