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Paul Jackson Fund to Remember Lori Swingle Gormley at Gala April 2

The Paul Jackson Fund will honor the memory of Dr. Lori Swingle Gormley at its gala this weekend.

SUMMIT, NJ — The Paul Jackson Fund will host its fourth annual “Giving Hope” Gala and Auction on Saturday, April 2, at the Grand Summit Hotel.

The PJF, based in Westfield, is a charity that assists local individuals and families who are in a financial crisis due to a long-term illness or disability. 

“The Paul Jackson Fund Giving Hope Gala and Auction will be a fun evening of dancing — thanks to DJ Don Dazzo — dinner and drinks,” PJF Director of Development Mary Doherty said. “We have over 50 silent auction baskets to bid on, thanks to local merchants. Proceeds from this event will benefit individuals and families facing a financial hardship due to medical crisis. We hope you join us.”

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Tickets are $95 and include an evening of dinner, wine and beer, dancing and silent and live auctions.

This year, the PJF will honor the memory of Dr. Lori Swingle Gormley, who died after a battle with ALS in June. In her memory, Doherty said that she will take the Ice Bucket Challenge that night.

Gormley, who graduated Westfield High School in 1974, was a successful breast radiologist who worked at various hospitals and centers in the area, including St. Barnabas Hospital, Morristown Hospital, Cranford Diagnostic Imaging and the Breast Center at St. Barnabas.

“We are humbled and grateful to honor the lasting memory of someone who gave so much during her life and in her passing,” said Mary Jackson, president of the Paul Jackson Fund and sister of the late Paul Jackson. “Lori, like Paul, understood the challenges of being disabled and was committed to helping those in need.”

Tickets to the “Giving Hope” Gala are available online at  For more information or to donate items for the auction, contact Doherty at 908-233-6110.

Gala sponsors include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - Rahway, Two Rivers Community Bank, Joe Swingle, Jay Boylan WHS '74 and Janet Holkestad.

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