NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A nice outfit can go a long way.
The Saint Peter’s University Hospital Auxiliary raised $45,000 for breast care services through a fashion show held in March, according to the healthcare group.
The donation brings the auxiliary’s total amount raised for breast health over the past nine years to $480,000, according to the hospital.
Kathleen Killion, a North Brunswick resident and president of the Saint Peter’s Auxiliary, presented the check in late May alongside Les Hirsch, the healthcare system’s interim CEO and president. Susan McManus, the doctor who heads Saint Peter’s Breast Center, accepted the gift, according to the news release.
The auxiliary is a volunteer group made up of people from New Brunswick and neighboring communities, according to Saint Peter’s. Its primary mission is to raise money on behalf of the hospital, “create goodwill” in the community and those involved with the medical center and enlist new volunteers.
The group’s annual fashion show is among the highlights of its fundraising activities.
The event occurred in March this year at the Pines Manor in Edison, featuring a sit-down lunch, fashion by Lord &Taylor and Bridgewater Mall and performances by The Shadows and All In. The theme for 2017 was “Jersey Girls,” according to the auxiliary.
Along with proceeds from the $65 tickets, the group raised money through gift basket and prize drawings, a cash raffle and donations.
Anyone interested in learning more about the auxiliary may call Killion at 732-745-8588. Those who wish to become a member may call Mary Ann Snediker at 732-846-9434.