HackensackUMC Receives Donation from Skanska USA to Benefit

July 17, 2014 12:36 PM
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HackensackUMC received a $32,000 donation from Skanska USA, which represents the proceeds from the third annual Dan Wurzburg Memorial Golf Outing.
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HackensackUMC recently received a generous donation of $32,000 from Skanska USA, of Parsippany, NJ.  This contribution represents the proceeds from the third annual Dan Wurzburg Memorial Golf Outing.  Mr. Wurzburg, who passed away in January of 2011, was a patient of Dr. David Siegel and an employee of Skanska for 19 years.  The donation will benefit the Multiple Myeloma Fund through the HackensackUMC Foundation, which is used to support a number of initiatives, including research.

“We cannot thank Skanska USA enough for its continued support of the Multiple Myeloma Fund,” said David Siegel, M.D., chief, Myeloma Division, John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC.  “While there is no cure for multiple myeloma, substantial improvements in treatments have been made allowing many people to live longer, healthier lives.”

“This year, more than 180 people participated in the golf outing,” said Susan Wurzburg.  I am overjoyed that my husband’s colleagues continue this mission not only to honor the memory of Dan, but also to support the Multiple Myeloma Fund. Without the efforts of Tommy, Lloyd, Andy and the outing’s generous sponsors these donations would not be possible. Dan would have been so proud.”

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 (MMRC), 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:  Lloyd Ocampo, superintendent, Skanska USA; David Siegel, M.D., chief, Myeloma Division, John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC; Ann McNeill, APN, John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC; Susan Wurzburg, wife of Dan Wurzburg; Andy Cristi, assistant project manager, Skanska USA; and Tom Gesuale, general superintendent, Skanska USA.

 

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 only 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 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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