Gifts keep students warm

Cape Regional Medical Center staff provided holiday gifts to first graders at the Glenwood Avenue School in Wildwood in December.

Each student received a book, a hand- knitted hat and scarf and a pair of gloves or mittens.

The gifts were presented by Joanne Carrocino, president & CEO, Tom Piratzky, vice president of marketing and public relations, Julie Paolella, director of volunteers services, and volunteers Joan Troiano and Pat Dunleavy.

This is the sixth year that members of the Medical Center have provided gifts to the first-grade students.

"Our volunteer knitters and hospital team members contributed to the 100-plus sets of gloves, mittens, scarves and hats. In addition, the Books Are Fun organization made a generous donation of fun, child-friendly books for the students," Carrocino said.

School principal John Kummings thanked the center for its ongoing support of the school.

Staples helps Boys & Girls Club

Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., has awarded $5,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City under a program that lets Staples associates direct donations.

The grants are part of a philanthropic initiative called 2 Million and Change created by Staples Foundation which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to non-profit organizations focused on education or job skills.

Resort aids hospital

The Beachcomber Camping Resort in Cape May and the Brodesser/Gomez Family have donated $27,000 to Cape Regional Medical Center's Thomas and Claire Brodesser Jr., Cancer Center Capital Campaign.

Tammy (Brodesser) Gomez, Ken Gomez, Jamie Barth, Beachcomber director of marketing, and Debbie Imrisik, activity director, presented the check to Dr. David Cho, assistant medical director of radiation oncology at Cape Regional Medical Center in December.

This is the 20th year that Beachcomber Camping Resort has held major events to benefit the center. Contributions to date total $348,500.

Members of the Brodesser/Gomez Family and Beachcomber Camping Resort thanked local businesses and campers for their support and donations to events.

Students donate gifts

Students from the Memorial High School Mentors and Student Council at Memorial High School in Millville brought gifts to elementary school students at the Wood School in Millville. All of the gifts were donated by the students and staff from Memorial High School and Millville Senior High School.

Holly Shores donates to hospital

David and Maggie Robinson, Co-Owners of Holly Shores Campground in Lower Township, presented a check to Joanne Carrocino, president and CEO of Cape Regional Medical Center in the amount of $10,000 which represents the third payment towards their $50,000 pledge. The Holly Shores donation benefits the Thomas and Claire Brodesser Jr., Cancer Center Capital Campaign. The pledge is made possible by various fundraising initiatives held at Holly Shores Campground.

Teen writing contest

Gilda's Club South Jersey is accepting entries for its seventh annual "It's Always Something" writing contest for teens dealing with cancer. The club is looking for essays or poetry from students in grades nine through 12 who have survived cancer, or watched a family member or friend deal with cancer.

Essays must be between 500 and 1,000 words, and all entries should be typed and double-spaced. Entries must be postmarked by March 14.

Prizes will be awarded in both the poetry and essay category. First place is an Apple iPad Mini, second place is an iPod Touch and third place is a Nook 7-inch tablet. For more information and an entry form contact: Beth Wray, MSW, LSW, Teen Program Manager at or 609-926-2699.

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