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Just a Few Days Left to Win a Brand New BMW Convertible to Benefit Cancer Services at Clara Maass Medical Center


Tickets are limited for a 2013 BMW 128i Convertible before raffle is held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

Belleville, NJ – Picture yourself behind the wheels of a 2013 BMW 128i Convertible. Its gleaming white exterior, smooth black upholstery, power-folding automatic soft top, and chrome line trim make it impossible not to stare.

Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation is offering you the chance to get one step closer to owning your ultimate driving machine with a car raffle that will benefit cancer services at the Medical Center. One lucky 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 Medical Center, both at 1 Clara Maass Drive in Belleville, and online at:

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

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

Last year, retired Bayonne firefighter, Larry DeSimone of Nutley, 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, could not believe the news when he received the phone call announcing he had won. Take a chance to surprise yourself or a loved one this holiday season with a 2013 BMW 128i Convertible.

A person must be 18 years or older to purchase a raffle ticket. The winner of the new BMW need to be present to win.

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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Manager, Communications and Marketing

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