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Spaghetti Dinner & Raffle Raises $4,766 for Somerville Cancer Center

From left, Dr. Kathleen Toomey; Carol Livak, Mary Mackenzie, Donna Castronovo, Dorothy Ponte nd Deirdre Blaus. Credits: courtesy Bound Brook Women of the Moose #1232


SOMERVILLE, NJ -  The Bound Brook Women of the Moose Chapter 1232 has donated $4,766 to Somerset Health Care Foundation to support The Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset.

The funds were raised through the group’s annual spaghetti dinner, which included raffles of baskets donated by members and local businesses and program ad sales.

Donations from members and local businesses were also collected to support the cancer center. Since 2011, the Bound Brook Women of the Moose chapter has raised more than $36,000 for the cancer center through their spaghetti dinners.

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Attending the check presentation at The Steeplechase Cancer Center were Dr. Kathleen Toomey, medical director of The Steeplechase Cancer Center; Carol Livak, of the Bound Brook Women of the Moose #1232; Mary Mackenzie of the Bound Brook Women of the Moose #1232; Donna Castronovo, major gifts officer, Somerset Health Care Foundation; Dorothy Ponte of the Bound Brook Women of the Moose #1232 and Deirdre Blaus, director of the Steeplechase Cancer Center.

The Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, 110 Rehill Ave., enables Central New Jersey cancer patients to see their doctors, undergo outpatient treatment and participate in cancer research studies – all in one place close to home.

The three-story, 63,000-square-foot facility, which opened in 2007, houses radiation therapy services, infusion therapy, breast imaging services, a clinical research team, oncology rehabilitation, oncologists’ and surgeons’ offices, complementary medicine services, nutritional counseling, patient navigator services, a patient resource library and the Sanofi US Wellness Boutique.

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