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Monmouth Medical Center Partners with Cancer Support Community to Restore Services to Area Cancer Patients


Monmouth Medical Center recently announced a partnership with Cancer Support Community (CSC) to carry on CSC's mission to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. This collaboration will fully incorporate CSC programs and services into the hospital.

CSC North Jersey Shore, formerly located in Eatontown, is part of an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. Individuals affected by cancer are given an opportunity to enhance their health and well-being through participation in professionally led programs of support, education and hope. Together with Monmouth Medical Center, it will begin offering programming to cancer patients in 2015.

"We are proud to carry on the mission of Cancer Support Community to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community," said Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, President and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center."By partnering with CSC to provide professional programs of emotional support, education and hope at no charge for people affected by cancer, we can ensure that no one faces cancer alone."

Designed to support people with cancer and their loved ones, CSC offers a menu of personalized services centered around support groups, cancer education, nutrition and healthy cooking, exercise and movement, meditation and relaxation and social activities. Its global network brings the highest quality cancer support to the millions of people touched by cancer.

To support this new endeavor, the Cancer Support Community will host the eighth annual Celebration of Life fund-raiser on Thursday, November 20, at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, located at 20 Shore Oaks Drive in Farmingdale, beginning at 7 p.m. The annual event features food, wine and fashions modeled by cancer survivors. This year the Cancer Support Community welcomes Celebration of Life Ambassador Seth Grumet, cancer survivor and founder of Stomp the Monster. Local community leader, restaurateur and humanitarian Tim McLoone will serve as the evening's emcee and DJ services will be provided by Music Express. Additionally, hair and make-up will be provided by Glen Goldbaum 72, and fashions will be provided by Stacy Gemma Everywhere and Macy's.

"I am so grateful to Dr. Vozos, and the entire Cancer Services staff at Monmouth Medical Center for recognizing the Cancer Support Community as a vital resource for people and families living through - and beyond – cancer," says CSC North Jersey Shore founder. I'm thrilled to be able to tell people that this resource will still exist for them for many years to come.

For more than 40 years, the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center has broadened its leadership role in oncology services through the ongoing expansion of state-of-the-art programs and technologies offered in many areas of cancer prevention, detection, treatment and ongoing after-care. Monmouth Medical Center is a part of the Penn Cancer Network — a select group of community hospitals in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware — collaborating with the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania to provide excellence in patient care throughout the region. Penn's Cancer Network hospitals are recognized for their excellence in patient care and commitment to improving the health and well-being of their community.

Tickets for the Celebration of Life are $125 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Ilene Winters at or 908-400-3617. For more information on the Cancer Support Community at Monmouth Medical Center, please visit

PHOTO: The Cancer Support Community (CSC) North Jersey Shore is partnering with Monmouth Medical Center to continue to offer supportive Services to cancer patients in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Shown here, Ilene Winters, founder of CSC North Jersey Shore, gathers with Monmouth Medical Center leadership, from left, Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, president and chief executive officer, and Bill Arnold, chief operating officer.

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

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