Atlantic Health System and NY Jets Fight Pediatric Cancer as Part of the
'Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer' Campaign
Five inspiring children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at Atlantic Health System's Goryeb Children's Hospital joined the New York Jets for the Sunday game against the Dallas Cowboys. Ellie, Ben, Will, Arion and Ethan enjoyed time on the sidelines during pre-game warm-ups and had the opportunity to talk to QB Sam Darnold and OL Kelechi Osemele before heading out onto the field to serve as honorary captains for the coin toss prior to kickoff.
"Being invited to the Jets game as an honorary captain in order to help raise money for the Goryeb Children’s Hospital was incredible," Montville resident Ellie Manheim said. "I am so grateful that my family and I were able to go together and have this incredible experience. Being on the field for the coin toss was amazing! It was so cool that I got to shake the players hands and stand on the field right with them. It was an experience that I will never forget, and it was so much fun!"
Atlantic Health System's Goryeb Children's Hospital was the beneficiary of the Jets 50/50 Raffle presented by Florida Tech, and fans made the most of the opportunity to try their luck and support Goryeb Children’s Hospital, bringing in $104,000, a new record of funds raised during a Jets game. $52,458 of the money raised went to support Goryeb Children's Hospital.
To learn more on how Atlantic Health System and the New York Jets are fighting pediatric cancer visit atlantichealth.org/jets.