COMMUNITY SHOWS ITS TRUE COLORS AT ANNUAL EVENT WHILE SUPPORTING AND RAISING FUNDS FOR CANCER CARE PROGRAMS.
The Leon Hess Cancer Center Council
THE MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER community— including hundreds of volunteers, donors, family and friends—attended the 24th annual Power of Pink Luncheon in July, honoring Louis Zinterhofer, M.D. Dr. Zinterhofer served as Monmouth Medical Center’s chairman of pathology from 1989–2018 and this year was appointed to the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners by Gov. Phil Murphy.
Hosted by the Leon Hess Cancer Center Council and held at a private residence in Rumson, the program continued the council’s mission to raise money to enhance the quality of care delivered to cancer patients at Monmouth Medical Center. Bobbi Brown, renowned makeup artist and best-selling author, provided the keynote address.
From left, Bill Arnold, president, RWJBarnabas Health Southern Region; Claire Knopf, MMC Foundation board chair and co-chair of the Leon Hess Cancer Center Council and celebrity guest speaker Bobbi Brown; honoree Louis Zinterhofer, M.D.; Eric Carney, MMC president and chief executive officer; and Tara Kelly, vice president of development for MMC.
The Leon Hess Cancer Center Council unites The Women’s Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center and the Women of Wilentz for the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center. Together, the volunteers have raised more than $6 million to benefit The Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center, the region’s only facility designated as an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward the Deep Inhalation Breathing Hold equipment. This is a technique designed for a specific radiation patient population, which will dramatically prevent radiation induced abnormalities of blood flow to the heart, allowing MMC to remain a leader in breast treatment in our region.
“Each year Power of Pink provides an opportunity to celebrate the important work of the Leon Hess Cancer Center and to take pride in the outstanding care that is provided every day,” says Eric Carney, Monmouth Medical Center’s president and chief executive officer. “The hard work and commitment of the Leon Hess Cancer Center Council have made such an impact on the lives of so many patients who need access to high quality cancer care close to home.”