March 2, 2006
Contact: Courtney DeNicola
Office of Communications
Pocket Change Wanted: Collecting Quarters for Cancer
Local Schools Join The Cancer Institute of New Jersey in the Fight Against Cancer
New Brunswick—Students from 61 New Jersey elementary,middle and high schools spanning 14 counties are joining the battle against cancer through a statewide Quarters for the Cure program. Proceeds support patient care and the research,prevention, and education programs at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ).
For the third year in a row, students at participating schools will be challenged to fill as many 5-gallon water jugs with as many quarters as possible. The student body raising the most money will receive prizes at an assembly recognizing their efforts. In addition, CINJ will provide a speaker to present a student-friendly talk about the dangers of smoking, tanning, and other cancer risk factors. Last year students from 46 schools raised more than $12,000. This year's program kicked-off in January and will run through April 15.
"Schools from as far North as Newton and as far South as Berlin and Barnegat and
everywhere in between are working hard to help CINJ fight cancer," said Cynthia Lewis,
Assistant Director of Annual Giving for The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation. "This is a wonderful way to teach children about cancer awareness and philanthropy."
For more information about the Quarters for the Cure program and other ways to support
CINJ, please contact The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation at 732/235- 8614 or obtain a registration form on the Web click here. Schools interested in participating, but not yet signed up, can still join in this year’s effort.
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is the state's first and only National Cancer Institutedesignated Comprehensive Cancer Center, and is dedicated to improving the prevention, detection, treatment and care of patients with cancer. CINJ's physician-scientists engage intranslational research, transforming their laboratory discoveries into clinical practice-quiteliterally bringing research to life. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is a Center of Excellenceof UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Network is comprised of hospitals throughout the state
and provides a mechanism to rapidly disseminate important discoveries into the community.
Partner Hospitals: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Atlantic Health System
(Morristown Memorial Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, Overlook Hospital). Affiliate
Hospitals: Bayshore Community Hospital, CentraState Healthcare System, Cooper University
Hospital (CINJ at Cooper),* Jersey Shore University Medical Center, JFK Medical Center,
Monmouth Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University
Hospital at Hamilton (CINJ-Hamilton), Saint Peter’s University Hospital, Somerset Medical
Center, Southern Ocean County Hospital, The University Hospital/UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical
School*, and University Medical Center at Princeton.