SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Rotary Club of South Orange hosted "Happy Hour for Charity" at the Reservoir Restaurant in South Orange the evening of June 15. The event honored CEMFNJ - Children's Emergency Medical Fund of New Jersey, an organization which provides advocacy and medical services, as well as supplies and support to families.

Stacey Borden, President and President-Elect of the South Orange Rotary Club, welcomed all to the Happy Hour for Charity, and thanked all for their support of this important cause.

Fran Reibman, Co-Founder and Director of  CEMFNJ and a South Orange resident, spoke to the audience about the primary mission of CEMFNJ, which is to make funds and emergency services available to critically and chronically ill children who are uninsured or underinsured, within 24 hours of a request.

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"Quality medical care is a right of every child from birth onward," stated Reibman. 

In addition to the primary mission of providing immediate services, CEMFNJ also has a secondary mission is to make available educational outreach programs and advocacy services throughout the state of New Jersey and the nation. All services are free and accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CEMFNJ also provides scholarships.