As part of the holiday tradition surrounding the Hess Toy Truck, Hess Corporation
spread holiday cheer at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth
Medical Center on December 7. Hess visits hospitals annually along the
East Coast to donate Hess Toy Trucks to young patients and brighten their
holiday season, with the first stop of the 2015 holiday season slated
for The Unterberg Children’s Hospital.
Former New York Yankee Cecil Fielder, who was traded to the New York Yankees
on July 31, 1996, and was integral in the Yankees' World Series championship
that year, handed out toy trucks to the children, signed autographs and
posed for photos with patients and staff in the Pediatric Emergency Department,
Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and
the inpatient unit.
This year, Hess is donating the 2015 Hess Fire Truck and Ladder Rescue,
a red fire truck with oversized tires, swiveling chrome-detailed fire
hose nozzles, LED lights, including a high-powered pivoting LED searchlight,
a slide-out ramp and 4 realistic sound effects. The accompanying ladder
rescue features a rotating extension ladder with a movable nozzle and
push-activated friction motor.
At Monmouth Medical Center, there are close family ties to the Hess Family,
as the hospital’s cancer center is named for Leon Hess, the late
philanthropist and founder of energy giant Hess Corp, and there is special
significance for his “extended” prominent New Jersey family,
as well. His late wife, Norma Hess, is the sister-in-law of the late Jacqueline
M. Wilentz — after whom Monmouth’s breast center is named.
Former New York Yankee Cecil Fielder autographs a photo and the Hess Toy
Truck box for Valerie Fund patient Kalista Barrett, 4, of Little Silver.
Former New York Yankee Cecil Fielder gives the 2015 Hess Fire Truck and
Ladder Rescue toy to 8-year-old Ethan Sankpal of Holmdel on the inpatient
pediatric unit at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth
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.
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