A team of 10 from Union High School raised over $1,500 last weekend participating in the Summit Challenge for Summit Health Cares an organization that offers multiple resources, providing comfort and easing stress and anxiety – all in an effort to increase quality of life and chances of survival. Union High School social studies teacher Nicholas Ferroni said the high school team raised more than $500 over this year’s goal of $1,000.
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Summit Health Cares (SHC) and Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) have partnered to ensure people are educated about sun safety so they can safely spend time outdoors. The two organizations created a patch that Girl Scouts can earn by completing the Enright Sun Safety Certification™ – a program proudly run by SHC designed to help educate children about proper skin care and protection from the sun.
About a year removed from breast cancer, Michelle Perry will compete in the Summit Challenge on June 5th at The Park in Berkeley Heights. It’s a 2½-mile run dotted with five obstacles. Summit Challenge is a fundraiser for Summit Health Cares’ Cancer Comfort Project, which provides non-medical resources to patients and families undergoing cancer treatment.
Summit Health Cares is hosting its first annual Summit Challenge, June 5 at The Park in Berkeley Heights. This fun event will help raise funds for Summit Health Cares’ Cancer Comfort Project. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a beginner, all are invited to join in on the fun and help raise funds for Summit Health Cares’ Cancer Comfort Project. The Comfort Project offers multiple resources, from one-on-one patient navigation services helping access community resources to movement and mindfulness classes, therapeutic music and more – everything is aimed at providing comfort and easing stress and anxiety for patients and their families fighting cancer.
SHC and the City of Plainfield have joined forces to host a free Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 23 at City Hall (515 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield) from 11 am to 3 pm. The free Health & Wellness Fair will offer COVID-19 vaccines, access to health screenings, diaper & menstrual hygiene products, colorectal cancer education and colorectal screenings, supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP), free sunscreen, and more!
Summit Health Cares (SHC) is excited to announce the availability of two scholarships for students who are passionate about helping others and are pursuing a career in health care. Applications are now available for the 2022 Next Generation Scholarship and the Dr. Marcia Sherman Scholarship – programs designed to ease the financial burden for tomorrow’s health care leaders. Applications are due June 30, 2022. To learn more, visit www.sh-cares.org/our-impact/give-back/scholarships/.