Mickey Rivers, former New York Yankee, poses with Margaret C. Fisher, M.D.,
FAAP, Medical Director, The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth
Medical Center,and the 2016 Hess Toy Truck and Dragster.
Long Branch, N.J. – As part of the Hess Toy Truck tradition, Hess Corporation recently brought
some holiday cheer to young patients at The Unterberg Children’s
Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center by donating Hess Toy Trucks. The donation
event was part of the Hess Corporation’s annual holiday visits to
hospitals across the country.
Former New York Yankee Mickey Rivers, who was integral to the team’s
World Series’ wins in 1977 and 1978, was on hand to help the Hess
Corporation hand out toy trucks, sign autographs and take photos with
patients and their families.
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.
The Hess Toy Truck was introduced by Hess Corporation’s founder Leon
Hess in 1964 as a way to thank customers with a high-quality and affordable
toy for families during the holiday season. To learn more about giving
opportunities in support of The Unterberg Children’s Hospital, visit