From left, Jessica Giles, Shore Business Development Manager; Kim Jankowski, Aux. Co-Vice Chair; Marie Calabrese, Aux. Treasurer; Patricia Staub, Corresponding Secretary; Shore Chief Executive Officer Ron Johnson; Ed Kuehnle, Shore Medical Center Board Vice Chair; David Hughes, President, Shore Medical Center; David Beyel, Shore Medical Center Board Chair; Gerri Yollin, Auxiliary Co-Chair; Brenda Martello, past Auxiliary Chair; and Cheryl Holmes, Aux. Co-Vice Chair.

SOMERS POINT – The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center presented a donation of $308,500 to hospital leaders during a ceremony held Jan. 25.

The contribution reflects the cumulative proceeds from their 2023 fundraising initiatives, which were raised through various channels including the hospital gift shop, thrift shops in Somers Point and Marmora, and a series of events such as the D. Allen Stretch Golf Tournament, Kids Swim for Health, Thrift Shop Fashion Show, Tree of Lights, High Tea, Ladies Night, and flower sales.

In addition to acknowledging the generous donation, the ceremony also recognized auxiliary members for their dedicated years of service.

The auxiliary’s commitment to fundraising has proven instrumental in advancing the hospital’s mission and enhancing its capabilities.

“The contributions made by the auxiliary are vital to supporting numerous projects throughout the hospital each year,” said David Hughes, president of Shore Medical Center. “From room renovations to the acquisition of essential equipment, such as the linear accelerator at Shore Cancer Center, these funds play a crucial role in maintaining the high standard of treatment and patient experience we strive for at Shore Medical Center.”

Hughes expressed gratitude to auxiliary members, acknowledging their pivotal role in ensuring the hospital’s continued success.

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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

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