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Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center Receives Donation from Long Branch Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 68

11/25/2014

The Uniformed Fire Division of the Long Branch Fire Department, FMBA Local 68, recently donated $6,000 to the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center – tripling their donation from last year.

For the second year in a row, the 21 member, career firefighter unit raised funds for the Wilentz Center through the sale of "Let's Give Cancer the Boot" T-shirts. The T-shirts were sold to family and friends, online, at the Breast Center and at other community events held through the fall, including Pooch Parade, Annual Cigar Dinner and Rooks Run. The Wilentz Center is one of a number of community-based organizations to receive support from FMBA Local 68.

The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center offers a full array of outpatient breast health services, from routine mammography screenings to early detection and treatment of breast cancer and benign breast disease. In addition to the Center's main site on the Monmouth Medical Center campus in Long Branch, it has satellite locations in Colts Neck and Howell, and at the Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood.

The Wilentz Center has earned top quality certifications since its founding in 1994, by such organizations as the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers, American College of Radiology, and National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

For more information on the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center, please call 732-923-7700 or visit www.barnabashealth.org. To learn more about the Local Branch Professional Firefighters Association, FMBA Local 68 visit www.njfmba68.com.

PHOTO: Members from Long Branch Professional Firefighters Association FMBA Local 68 donate $6,000 to the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center. Funds were raised through the sale of "Let's Give Cancer the Boot" T-shirts.

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 Reporthas recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org/monmouth.

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