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RWJBarnabas Health Award Recognizes Film Spotlighting Childhood Cancer at Third Annual Asbury Park Music and Film Festival

05/02/2017
MMC Asbury Park Music and Film Festival
Margaret Fisher, M.D., second from right, medical director of The Unterberg Children's Hospital, presents the RWJBarnabas Health Award to film maker Kostas Lymperopoulos, second from right, honored for his film, “Taylor Tote ‘Fighter’ Infinite Love For Kids Fighting Cancer” at the Asbury Park Music in Film Festival Awards Ceremony, held April 23 at The Asbury Hotel.

LONG BRANCH, N.J. – RWJBarnabas Health and Monmouth Medical

Center were once again proud sponsors of the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival, held April 20-23 in the iconic city of Asbury Park at such historic venues as the Stone Pony and the Paramount Theatre.

The partnership began in 2015, when Monmouth Medical Center joined as a presenting sponsor of the festival, a partnership that is a part of the hospital’s ongoing community outreach. As the founding partner for the 2016 festival, Barnabas Health and Monmouth Medical Center are helping the city of Asbury Park to support culture and the arts, specifically around the Asbury Park Music Foundation.

“We understand that the arts are life enhancing, enriching and altering, and support the Asbury Park Music in Film Festival mission to preserve, exhibit and promote the City of Asbury Park’s rich musical heritage – past, present and future – and to contribute to the city’s revitalization by securing Asbury Park as a musical destination,” said Monmouth Medical Center President and CEO Bill Arnold. “Even though our missions are different, our goals are the same: a vision for our community, based on a culture of high expectations and a stellar quality of life.”

The four-day festival once again fused the rich musical heritage of Asbury Park with filmmakers and industry leaders from around the world and involved the many local businesses, and talent that makes Asbury Park the unique destination it is today. It focused on music-influenced films and videos, as well as a special category for local filmmakers, and showcased music and film talent from around the world. The Festival raises funds for the Asbury Park Music Foundation and benefits music education for children throughout the city.

“As Monmouth Medical Center is an intricate part of the fabric of the local community and is dedicated to serving the people of the city of Asbury Park, we strongly support this festival and its music programs for children,” said Margaret Fisher, M.D., medical director of The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Fisher presented the RWJBarnabas Health Award to film maker Kostas Lymperopoulos for his “Taylor Tote ‘Fighter’ Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer” at the Asbury Park Music in Film Festival Awards Ceremony, held April 23 at The Asbury Hotel.

Margaret Fisher, M.D., second from right, medical director of The Unterberg Children's Hospital, presents the RWJBarnabas Health Award to film maker Kostas Lymperopoulos, second from right, honored for his film, “Taylor Tote ‘Fighter’ Infinite Love For Kids Fighting Cancer” at the Asbury Park Music in Film Festival Awards Ceremony, held April 23 at The Asbury Hotel.

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