Party Kicks Off 20th Anniversary of The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

April 20, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Strains of “Happy Birthday” filled the atrium recently at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center. The occasion was the kick-off party to a month’s long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the center.

Even before the song rang out, music filled the atrium, as it has for the past 17 years from 9 a.m. to ...

Summit Blood Drive Honors Memory of Max Gottstein May 2

SUMMIT, NJ - Tragically, in August of 2017, Summit's Max Gottstein lost his years-long battle with treatment-induced acute myeloid leukemia after years of fighting a rare eye cancer called retinoblastoma. A month prior to his passing, more tha 80 units of blood were collected at an inaugural blood drive held in his name and which honored his fight. Max’s ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) ...

'Pledge and Protect' Workshop Aims to Make a Difference for County's LGBTQ Older Adults

ROSELLE, NJ - Seeking to educate service providers on issues affecting LGBTQ older adults, Garden State Equality Health and Wellness Coordinator Bianca Mayes -- in collaboration with the Union County Office of LGBTQ Services and the Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection -- held a 'Pledge and Protect' workshop at the County’s Warinanco Sports ...

Step Up and Speak Out: Summit YMCA Hosts 'Five Days of Action' Apr. 16-20 to Help Protect Children from Sexual Abuse

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area YMCA, marking Child Abuse Prevention Month, will host 'Five Days of Action' from April 16 - 20 leading up to 'Healthy Kids Day', itself a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. 'Five Days of Action' focuses on preventing child sexual abuse by sharing tips on how adults can step up and speak out to prevent ...

Summit Area YMCA Hosts 'Healthy Kids Day' Apr. 21

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit YMCA and Berkeley Heights YMCA will host 'Healthy Kids Day' April 21, providing an opportunity for families to have the tools they need to help kids stay active and engaged all summer long.

The annual event is part of a nationwide initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. 'Healthy Kids Day' is a ...

Area Girl Scouts Donate Care Packages to Overlook's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center

SUMMIT, NJ - Girl Scout Troops 96253 and 96252, both from Parsippany, delivered Jared boxes they filled with things like bubbles, stress balls, journals, coloring books, and other items to Overlook Medical Center's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center at Atlantic Health System Children’s Health.

The donated boxes are to help patients cope during treatment.

The Pediatric Eating ...

Darkness To Light: Summit YMCA Hosts Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training Apr. 26

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area YMCA is joining 'Ys' across the country during April's 'Child Abuse Prevention Month' to increase awareness of how to recognize the signs and prevent child sexual abuse.

Partnering with Darkness to Light to bring the 'Stewards of Children' child sexual abuse prevention training to the communities it serves, the Summit Area ...

Atlantic Health System Offers Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screenings During Month of April

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings throughout April in recognition of Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month.

Symptoms of head and neck cancers are often vague, and may include a persistent sore throat, hoarseness or change in the voice, lump on the neck, earache, pain when swallowing and unexplained weight loss. Some ...

A Day to Remember: Overlook Hosts Conference on Memory Loss and Dementia

SUMMIT, NJ – Everything you never knew you needed to know about dementia was covered in “A Day to Remember: A conference for Those Living with Memory Loss,” held on March 24 at Overlook Medical Center. 

More than 100 people attended the event, which featured exhibitor tables set up by Summit-based SAGE Eldercare and the Alzheimer’s Association, lectures on: ...

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Team Veronica Holds "Be the Match" Drive Apr. 23

April 16, 2018

Team Veronica is coming to a town near you!

Veronica is a seven-year-old who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Be The Match is a national registry for finding a match(es) for a bone marrow transplant. It is a simple swab test of the inside of your mouth. 

On Mon., April 23, Be The Match will be at the Bayonne Fire House from 3 - 7 p.m.

Veronica of West ...