MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ (September 14, 2016) – More than 850 employees, suppliers and volunteers participated in L’Oréal USA’s annual “Fore the Children” charity event on Tuesday, September 13, raising a record $725,000 for Children’s Specialized Hospital of New Jersey. Since 2008, the annual event has continued to grow, raising more than $4.6 million for the hospital which treats more than 29,000 children with complex medical needs each year at 12 locations across the state.
This year’s event, which included a day of golf, lunch and auctions, was held at two courses, Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster and Fox Hollow Golf Course in nearby Branchburg, New Jersey.
Over the years, “Fore the Children” has helped fund various projects, including the implementation of a new inpatient communication system, renovation of a therapy gym, creation of a family lounge, expansion of existing facilities, support of physician and therapist training programs, and creation of interactive software that helps patients and families better understand their treatment while in the hospital.
This year, the funds raised by “Fore the Children” will be used towards the expansion of the hospital’s outpatient center in Clifton NJ, which will enable the hospital to treat more children in need of specialized care.
“The work being done by Children’s Specialized Hospital is incredibly meaningful,” said Morris Lenczicki, Vice Chairman, Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees and Vice President of Operations Americas at L’Oréal. “L’Oréal USA is proud to support this amazing organization and the children and families who rely on their contributions every day.”
This year’s reception included an address by Children’s Specialized Hospital CEO Warren Moore and featured guests of honor, Taryn Garriques and her family, who were part of the closing presentations. The Garriques family is the focus of a Children’s Specialized Hospital success story video to celebrate the outstanding progress Taryn has made since having surgery to help her walk.
“It has been an extreme honor to call L’Oréal USA one of our premiere corporate partners,” said Philip Salerno, III, president and chief development officer, Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation. “The children treated at Children’s Specialized Hospital have not only benefited from L’Oréal’s tremendous success in fundraising, but also the countless hours of volunteer service at our locations and hospital fundraising events.”
The relationship between L’Oréal USA and Children’s Specialized Hospital extends throughout the year, with hundreds of employees from L’Oréal USA volunteering their time at Children’s Specialized Hospital as part of the company’s annual Volunteer Day as well as participating in the Hospital’s annual Walk n’ Roll fundraiser held in May.
For Information on the Children’s Specialized Hospital, visit www.childrens-specialized.org.
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