Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation is suspending all foundation events through the end of May. We know this decision affects many of our supporters, but it is also a necessary measure. Hackensack Meridian Health is constantly monitoring COVID-19 updates and we will keep our trustees and donors regularly updated on our website, Facebook, and email. We truly appreciate your commitment and understanding at this time.

2020 50/50 Cash Raffle

June 29, 2020
Registration is open!

Drawing, Monday, June 29, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
The Ridgewood Club
96 West Midland Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652

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Third Annual NICUSTRONG WALK hosted by the NICUSTRONG Committee will take place on Sunday, September 13, 2020. As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s walk has moved to a virtual platform. Funding continues to support innovative treatment, cutting-edge equipment, research and support for our patients and families of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. Register for updates and to connect with the NICUSTRONG community.

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23rd Annual Golf Outing

To ensure the continued safety and well-being of our community of supporters, we are adhering to state regulations and postponing our 23rd Annual Golf Outing on June 29, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you updated with any new information.

Walk to Tackle Kids Cancer

Event postponed – new date to be posted soon!

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4th Annual Take A Walk In Our Genes

Event postponed. New date to be posted soon!

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2nd Annual Springtime In Paris

The 2nd Annual Springtime In Paris celebration has been suspended. However, your support can still benefit patient care and the critical work being done at John Theurer Cancer Center. Donate today.

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This year’s Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial 5K Run/Walk is Cancelled

We will be back again next year, but in the meantime you can still support this fund. Donate today.

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Past Events

3rd Annual Take A Walk In Our Genes

On June 9 the Genetics Department at Hackensack University Medical Center hosted its third Fun Walk/Run at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park, NJ. The event benefitted the patients and families under the care of Genetic Services and provided resources for them in situations where there are financial and insurance limitations. Thank you for helping make this event a success.

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Inaugural Springtime in Paris

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation raised nearly $500,000 to benefit Hackensack Meridian Health John Thereur Cancer Center at its inaugural Springtime in Paris Gala. The Gala was held on Friday, May 10 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. “This event came on the heels of the recent news that the National Cancer Institute has approved John Theurer Cancer Center as a research consortium member of the NCI-approved Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Consortium. This will further position John Theurer Cancer Center as a leader in cancer care” says Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health.

8th Annual Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial Run

The 8th Annual Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial Run took place on April 27 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Saddle River, NJ. Over 500 runners and walkers participated in this tear's Race.

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Josephine's Garden Fall Luncheon

The luncheon was held on November 14 at Season's Catering with over 125 people in attendance. Each year, the event helps to raise funds for Josephine's Garden and is a meaningful way to share the mission and legacy of Josephine.

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Innovative Evening Focused on Urology

The event was held on November 13 at Edgewood Country Club with over 150 people in attendance. Dr. Mutahar Ahmed, Dr. Ravi Munver, Dr. David Shin and Dr. Michael Stifelman presented about the advances in urology, and how philanthropic support brings life saving innovations to Hackensack University Medical Center. Harry Carson, former player for the NY Giants was the keynote speaker.

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Fashion for Philanthropy

The Shops at Riverside hosted the 3rd annual Fashion For Philanthropy event. For the 2nd year in a row it benefitted John Theurer Cancer Center. There was a great turnout of more than 150 people.

25th Anniversary Recognition Gala

This year's Gala held on October 6 hosted over 1,200 guests at Rockefeller Center. Proceeds benefitted outstanding research and surgical excellence at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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2018 Annual 50/50 Cash Raffle

Thank you to all of those that participated in the 2018 Annual 50/50 Cash Raffle which took place on October 5, 2018. Congratulations to winner #798!

Tackle Kids Cancer Holiday Raffle

Thank you to all of those that participated in the Holiday Raffle and took a chance at winning 4 tickets to the Radio City Spectacular and a behind the scenes tour*, 4 Tickets, New York Knicks home game*, $100 gift card. *Experience dates to occur between November 30 – December 31, 2018 for a mutually agreeable game and show, based on availability. Congratulations to winner #0375!

Dance Into Ro's World

Dance Into Ro’s World, an event honoring dedicated board leader and extraordinary volunteer Rosemarie, “Ro” J. Sorce, was recently held to support development of the Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Brain Health and Dementia. Approximately 300 guests gathered for an evening of dining and dancing where Ro was recognized for her generosity and steadfast commitment to Hackensack University Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health. The event raised $200,00 in support of this initiative. The Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Brain Health and Dementia, a multidisciplinary and fully integrated center, will be on the forefront of clinical care and research of Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia.

1st Annual NICU STRONG Walk

The inaugural NICU STRONG Walk held on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Van Saun Park raised over $110,000 with over 650 people in attendance. The NICU STRONG Walk was hosted by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Family Advisory Council, along with Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation. Funds raised support the vital equipment and patient and family needs of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Hackensack Meridian Health Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital.

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Tackle Kids Cancer the Official Charity of THE NORTHERN TRUST

Tackle Kids Cancer entered its third year as the Official Charity of THE NORTHERN TRUST. Thank you to all of those that supported Birdies to Benefit and visited our booth at the event.

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Summer Samba

The 2nd Annual Summer Samba event was held on August 8 at San Cubano Restaurant & Bar and benefitted Tackle Kids Cancer. Over 300 guests enjoyed festive food, drinks and music.

21st Annual Golf Outing

The Ridgewood Country Club hosted Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation's 21st Golf Outing on June 25. More than 300 golfers participated in this worth event.

21st Annual Golf Outing 50/50 Cash Raffle

Congratulations to winning raffle #52! Check back soon for more information on future 50/50 cash raffle opportunities.