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Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation to Raffle New BMW Convertible to Benefit Cancer Services


Only 1,500 tickets will be sold for the 2013 BMW 128i Convertible before raffle is held on December 10, 2013.

2013 BMW

Belleville, NJ – With its gleaming white exterior, smooth black upholstery, power-folding automatic soft top, and chrome line trim, the BMW 128i convertible looks like a dream car. And it could be yours.

One lucky winner will drive away in the new Alpine White BMW thanks to a raffle being held by Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation. The winner will be chosen at 4 p.m. on December 10, 2013 at Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC).

The Foundation is selling only 1,500 raffle tickets for the 2013 BMW 128i, which is valued at over $38,000. The tickets, which cost $100 each, are for sale at CMMC Foundation and the Administrative Offices at Clara Maass, both at 1 Clara Maass Drive in Belleville, and online at:

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit cancer services at Clara Maass.

“We’re so excited to be able to offer this top-of-the-line luxury automobile and to raffle it off for such a worthwhile cause,” said Jane Newman Kessler, Vice President, CMMC Foundation. “This raffle gives us the opportunity to bring awareness to our exceptional cancer services.”

Visitors to the Medical Center can get a firsthand look at the BMW convertible, as well as CMMC’s Cancer Center, where tours are available upon request.

Last year, retired Bayonne firefighter, Larry DeSimone, drove away in a Candy-Apple Red MINI Cooper Hardtop after buying the winning ticket from CMMC Foundation. DeSimone, a former patient at Clara Maass, initially thought someone was playing a practical joke on him when he received the phone call announcing he’d won.

A person must be 18 years or older to purchase a raffle ticket. The winner of the new BMW will be responsible for any taxes or registration fees but does not need to be present to win. No substitution of the prize may be made and there is no cash in lieu of prize.

Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation:
Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to generating philanthropic support for the facilities, programs and services of CMMC, a non-sectarian, 465-bed hospital serving Essex, Hudson and Bergen Counties. Its website is:

Located in Belleville, NJ, Clara Maass Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, provides a complete continuum of care to residents of northern New Jersey. Clara Maass’ centers and services include The Health and Wellness Center, Nuclear Medicine, The Cancer Center at Clara Maass, Adult Cardiac Services including Diagnostic Services, Cardiac Catheterization, Elective and Emergency Angioplasty and Rehabilitation, The Pain Management Center, The Joint & Spine Institute, a Vascular Center, Same Day Surgery, The Wound Center at Clara Maass, The Center for Sleep Disorders, The Bariatric Surgery Center, Rehabilitation Services, The Eye Surgery Center, Maternity Services and Parent Education, as well as Pediatrics. For a physician referral or more information about Clara Maass, call 1-888-724-7123 or visit

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Date: July 31, 2013

Contact: Elizabeth Moore
Director of Public Relations

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