Cape Regional donation

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Thomas and Claire Brodesser Jr., of Cape May, have made a $25,000 gift to the Cape Regional Medical Center Foundation in support of the Cancer Center Capital Campaign, topping the campaign over the $4 million mark.

The Brodessers are the owners of the Beachcomber Camping Resort in Cape May. Thomas Brodesser served in the past on the Cape Regional Health System Board of Trustees. The Brodesser family has been longtime supporters of the Medical Center and in 2008 made a gift of $1 million to support the Cancer Center at Cape Regional Medical Center.

The Cancer Center Capital Campaign has raised $4 million towards a goal of $5 million. Proceeds from the campaign are being used to support the purchase of the Varian TrueBeam radiation system installed in May 2012. For more information or to make a contribution to the Cancer Center Capital Campaign, call 609-463-4040.

Helping JFS

MARGATE - James Klinghoffer, of Longport, has donated $30,000 to the Nursing and Nutrition program of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May counties.

Founded in 2010, the James Klinghoffer Nursing and Nutrition program provides older adults with a comprehensive support system to develop and maintain a healthy and balanced diet while ensuring good overall health.

As a direct result of Klinghoffer's funding, plus other donors, JFS now has three nurses on staff specializing in diabetes care, heart disease, illness education and nutrition planning. JFS nurses act as medical advocates for consumers providing in-home health assessments, ongoing coordination of care and assistance with dietary needs. The Nursing and Nutrition program also provides homebound seniors with grocery assistance, shopping and delivery.

Klinghoffer has donated approximately $130,000 toward the Nursing and Nutrition program over the past several years. For more information about this program or to make a donation, please call 609-822-1108 or visit jfsatlantic.org.

Men's Club helps school

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Men's Club of The Village Grand at English Mill raised $4,100 at its fifth annual Holiday Gift Giving Fund Drive. The Joy Miller Elementary School here was selected as this year's recipient. School principal Latifah Potter thanked the club and said the funds would be used to help families in need.

Top Hospital Volunteer

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Linda Cramer, of North Cape May, has been named Cape Regional Medical Center's "Special Touch Volunteer" for the fourth quarter of 2013. She began her hospital volunteer service in April 2009 and has contributed more than 800 hours as an errand volunteer and a patient-feeding assistance volunteer.

"Linda was nominated by her co-volunteers because of her dependability as well as someone who is personable. She is truly dedicated to her service and enjoys being a part of the volunteer team," stated Julie Paolella, director of volunteer services. Cramer was presented with flowers, a Special Touch Volunteer pin, gift card and a commemorative plaque. For more information on volunteer opportunities at Cape Regional Medical Center call Julie Paolella, director of volunteer services, at 609-463-2367.

CASA seeks volunteers

MAYS LANDING - CASA for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties is recruiting volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in the foster care system.

"Currently, CASA only has the volunteer capacity to serve 35 percent of the 1,000 children living in foster care in Atlantic and Cape May counties," said CASA Director of Community Development Karen DeRosa. "Volunteers do not need any special skills and training is provided. Being a CASA volunteer is a great way to change the course of a child's life right here in our community."

CASA is now accepting volunteer applications for a training class that begins in March. Individuals interested in learning more about volunteering to help abused and neglected children should register by calling 609-601-7800 or emailing julie@atlanticcapecasa.org.

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