An estimated 175 cancer survivors and their families gathered at Monmouth Medical Center on Sunday, June 7, to celebrate life at a Cancer Survivor Party presented by the hospital's Leon Hess Cancer Center and Valerie Fund Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
Held from 1 to 4 p.m. in the parking lot adjacent to the hospital's Radiation Oncology Department and newly dedicated Cheryl L. Diamond Cancer Care Pavilion, the free event was in conjunction with National Cancer Survivors Day, an annual Celebration of Life that is marked on June 7. On this day, thousands of people gather to show the world that there is life after a cancer diagnosis – and it's something to celebrate.
The Cancer Survivor Party featured Fun 107.1 and Thunder 106.3 live on site, live music and a healthy food demonstration; health screenings and onsite mammogram appointment scheduling; fun family events; Lord & Taylor beauty mini-makeovers, free raffle prizes and gift basket raffle. Remarks were provided by David Sharon, M.D., medical director of the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth, and local restaurateur and entertainer Tim McLoone, whose son Jack is a childhood cancer survivor and patient of the Valerie Fund Children's Center at Monmouth.
David Sharon, M.D., medical director of the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center, gathers with cancer survivors Irving and Diana Steinfeld at the Cancer Survivor Party hosted by Monmouth Medical Center. Irving, a former Monmouth Medical Center patient, currently is a volunteer in the hospital's Radiation Oncology Department.
David Sharon, M.D., medical director of the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center, and Tim McLoone, local restaurateur and entertainer, pose for a photo after speaking at the event.
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