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Arianna Huffington Announced as Guest Speaker for the 19th Annual Power of Pink Luncheon


Gregory A. Greco, M.D., Chief of Plastic Surgery, Named Honoree

The Women’s Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center will host this year’s 19th Annual Power of Pink Luncheon, an event that benefits the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center, on Thursday, July 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Old Oaks, the private estate of Claire and Woody Knopf in Rumson.

This year’s guest speaker will be founder of Huffington Post Media Group, Arianna Huffington. The Power of Pink Luncheon will recognize Gregory A. Greco, M.D., Chief of Plastic Surgery and Director of the General Surgery Clerkship at Monmouth Medical Center and member of the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation’s Board of Trustees, as this year’s honoree.

Huffington is the chair, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, as well as a nationally syndicated columnist and author of 14 books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. In 2013, Huffington was named to the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. In 2006, and again in 2011, she was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people. Her most recent book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder was published by Crown in March 2014 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.

Dr. Greco, an accomplished physician, is board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He currently serves as president of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons.

In addition to his position as chief of plastic surgery at Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Greco holds academic appointments at Drexel University School of Medicine and Saint Georges University School of Medicine.

Dr. Greco has been involved in medical student and resident education throughout his career, for which he has received several awards, including the Golden Apple Award and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching from Drexel University. Additionally, he has been voted among the “Best Doctors in America” by his peers as well as one of “America’s Top Surgeons” and one of the “Top Doctors in NJ.”

Dr. Greco is a graduate of Adelphi University and attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed a five-year general surgery training at Monmouth Medical Center and a three-year plastic surgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The Power of Pink Luncheon brings together men and women to raise funds and enhance the quality of care delivered to cancer patients at Monmouth Medical Center. Proceeds from the event have contributed to a wide range of services and programs offered through the Leon Hess Cancer Center. This year’s 19th Annual Luncheon proceeds will fund the Patient Infusion Unit.

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About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest teaching hospitals and has been an affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit

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