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CareOne Honored as Corporation of The Year by Make-A-Wish® New Jersey

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CareOne's CEO Daniel Straus & EVP Elizabeth Straus celebrated as joint recipients of Make-A-Wish New Jersey's 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award at the Samuel & Josephine Plumeri Wishing Place. Credits: Laura Pedrick/AP Images for CareOne Management
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CareOne CEO Daniel Straus (2nd from L) & EVP Elizabeth Straus (center) named Make-A-Wish NJ's 2017 Humanitarian of the Year. From L: CEO Tom Weatherall, Frank Bolte, Emily Schonberg & Rosemarie Farr. Credits: Laura Pedrick/AP Images for CareOne Management
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HOLMDEL, NJ – CareOne, a premier family-owned healthcare company with more than 29 facilities throughout New Jersey, was celebrated by Make-A-Wish New Jersey this month when the charitable efforts of CareOne’s CEO Daniel Straus and Executive Vice President Elizabeth Straus became the joint recipients of the Make-A-Wish New Jersey 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award. Additionally, the entire CareOne organization was recognized as Corporation of the Year.

Care One has a facility in Holmdel which can be visited at  http://www.care-one.com/locations/careone-at-holmdel/

This recognition came as a result of CareOne’s "200 Wishes" fundraiser that took place at the Prudential Center in February 2017.

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Make-A-Wish New Jersey hosted its annual Gala at the Samuel & Josephine Plumeri Wishing Place in Monroe Township on June 8. The signature event is the organization’s largest fundraiser event of the year, raising funds to support its mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

“Thursday evening was about three things,” said Tom Weatherall, president & chief executive officer (CEO) for Make-A-Wish New Jersey. “First, it was about thanking friends like CareOne and Daniel and Lizzy Straus for their extraordinary charitable efforts on our behalf earlier this year. Second, this is our signature fundraising event of the year, raising the vital funds needed for our upcoming busiest season, the summertime, when we will grant 50 percent of an entire year of wishes. And thirdly, it was a celebration of our seemingly simple, but oh-so-powerful mission.”

Spearheaded by the Straus family and CareOne, February’s 200 Wishes fundraiser attracted more than 1,000 attendees. The Prudential Center was transformed into a Candy Land-themed wonderland for the day and demonstrated CareOne's commitment to the power of caring, giving and hope in helping to strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions.

"CareOne is hopefully an example to others of what it means to be involved in business and community. You have to be involved in both to be successful,” said Daniel Straus.

The 200 Wishes event in February and the resulting $1.3-million commitment from CareOne represents the single largest corporate gift and the largest one-day fundraiser in the 34-year history of Make-A-Wish New Jersey. Through their continued hard work, diligence and support of the annual gala, the Strauses and CareOne have helped to raise a total of $2.4 million in support of the children’s charity and helped grant a significant number of wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions throughout the state.

“I don't think you can care for people without caring for each other," said Elizabeth Straus, CareOne Executive Vice President. "We want to be a place where everyone knows we're compassionate and we really want to care for those in need."

The Make-A-Wish New Jersey Gala included an inspiring address from Make-A-Wish New Jersey President & CEO Tom Weatherall, as well as testimonials and performances by local New Jersey wish kids who have recently experienced the power of a wish. Ryland, 9, whose wish was to report the weather live on the Weather Channel, gave a forecast for the evening in front of an impressive crowd of 700 guests, and Ava, 16, whose wish was for a cello, performed a classical piece and received a standing ovation.

Both Ava’s and Ryland’s wishes were granted this year by Make-A-Wish New Jersey, representing more than 500 wish children that will experience the power of a wish in 2017.

This event would not have been possible without incredible sponsors such as Toys ‘R’ Us, RWJ Barnabas Health, Hackensack Meridian Health and Macy’s. A complete list of event sponsors is available on the Make-A-Wish New Jersey website.

To learn more about CareOne, please visit www.care-one.com.

For more information about Make-A-Wish New Jersey, visit nj.wish.org or call 800-252-WISH.

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