Rise Against Hunger is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Our mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.
In 1998, envisioning a world without hunger, Ray Buchanan — a United Methodist minister — founded Stop Hunger Now. In 2017, Stop Hunger Now rebranded to become Rise Against Hunger. After enlisting as a U.S. Marine during the Vietnam War, Ray Buchanan quickly recognized that accomplishing a mission required “commitment to something larger than yourself.”
Driving Rise Against Hunger’s work is the recognition that ending hunger is more than just feeding people, which led Rise Against Hunger to focus its feeding programs in areas where we can have a real impact and expand its hunger-fighting programs beyond meal packaging and distribution.
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Mary’s Place by the Sea is pleased to announce its fourth annual Oceanfront Bash, scheduled for Friday, October 6th at Buona Sera Palazzo in Ocean, New Jersey. This annual event is the fundraiser of the year for Mary’s Place by the Sea, an organization that provides a place for women with cancer to heal: mind, body and soul. Since its founding in 2009, Mary’s Place has hosted over 8,000 women as “guests”.
Each year, the annual bash draws over 200 Mary’s Place by the Sea supporters, for an evening of cocktail-style dining, live music and dancing, open bar and gift auctions.
“Mary’s Place Oceanfront Bash! Wonderful food, music, fun and – probably the most important thing – a mission where we help women going through one of the most difficult journeys of their lives. This evening will be a wonderful way to support the many women facing cancer, who need your help,” said Chair of the Board of Trustees for Mary’s Place, Mary Ann LaSardo.
The Oceanfront Bash is an evening dedicated to honoring individuals who have made a lasting impact on the non-profit organization. This year, Mary’s Place will recognize four honorees. Continue reading Mary’s Place by the Sea to host 4th Annual Oceanfront Bash Friday, October 6, 2017
United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties’ Women United is hosting a Casino Night on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury, located at 1 Obre Place in Shrewsbury, NJ. The event is sponsored by the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, Patricia and Carl Howard, OceanFirst Bank and Optum360.
Enjoy an evening of your favorite casino games, buffet dinner, open bar and an exciting gift auction, featuring a weekend getaway at Minerals Resort & Spa and The Perfect Broadway Package including show tickets, dinner and car service. “This is a great event where you can make a difference in your community while having fun and possibly taking home a prize or two,” said Kelly Fliller, Co-Chair of Women United. The event will benefit United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties’ work in Early Grade Reading. “Funds raised at Casino Night will enable us to support more programs that help children read to learn—instead of learning to read—by the fourth grade,” Kelly said. Continue reading UWMOC’s Women United Hosts Casino Night
Appetizers, a new cookbook by Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Absecon, is now available for purchase for $8 per copy plus $2 shipping. Parishioners, families, and friends share 350 taste-tempting easy-to-prepare appetizer recipes. Appetizers for every taste and every occasion are included. Recipes are divided among Sweet & Salty, Stuffed, Puffed & Skewered, Dips & Spreads, Heartier Fare, and Sheer Elegance. Whether you are preparing small plates to be served before a meal, tasty starters, or party finger foods, you will find what you need in Appetizers. Continue reading SAINT ELIZABETH ANN SETON CHURCH PUBLISHES COOKBOOK
“I had no symptoms whatsoever. I felt no chest pain, and was fit and healthy. It was like someone hit me on the side of the head with a 2×4 when I found out,” sextuplet bypass survivor Howard Schoor shares his story this year as the Survivor Ambassador for the 2017 Shoreline Heart Walk.
Howard Schoor, 78 years young, of Asbury Park never expected to battle heart disease. Although his father had a valve replacement at age 88, Schoor had no other family history of heart disease. Despite this, he had a nuclear stress test done every five years, just to be sure. In October of last year, his test showed some irregularities and his cardiologist requested a catherization.
In mid-December, Schoor underwent the catherization as planned, “expecting the worst-case scenario would be a stent or two.” But afterterwards, he received the news that he would need bypass surgery to open six arteries in his heart.
Continue reading Local Heart Disease Survivor Shares Story to Support Heart Walk in Asbury Park
Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Inc. (PHHC), with headquarters in Eatontown, N.J., has announced the winners of four $500 scholarships to benefit New Jersey and Pennsylvania undergraduate nursing students. The scholarship awards were based on an application and an essay explaining what inspired each applicant to attend nursing school.
The PHHC scholarship winners are Joan Leung Lo Hing, Ocean Grove; Rosemarie Davis, Iselin; Darlene Johnson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Rebecca de Jong, Somerset, N.J. Continue reading Preferred Home Health Care Awards Four Nursing Scholarships
Immediate Care Medical Walk-In is proud to be distinguished as “Best of Monmouth 2017: Best Urgent Care” by Monmouth Health & Life magazine. Immediate Care was awarded the title of #1 Urgent Care in Monmouth County after accumulating the greatest number of ballots cast during the online campaign. Patients chose the Immediate Care’s Monmouth County locations in Hazlet and Red Bank due to the quality medical care they receive each visit.
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Acelleron Medical Products, a durable medical equipment (DME) company acquired by Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, Eatontown, N.J, recently opened a human milk depot, the first in Pennsylvania, in partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast (MMBNE). Acelleron is known throughout the Northeast as a leading breast pump provider that provides home medical devices primarily for maternal and respiratory health.
Women from Pennsylvania and New Jersey will now be able to drop off their milk at the Acelleron depot, 3331 Street Road, Suite 440, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, for shipment to Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast. Continue reading Acelleron Medical Products Announces Recent Opening of Human Milk Depot
Fulfill (formerly The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties) will host a special HUNGER ACTION FAMILY DAY event full of service and fun on Tuesday, September 5th during an OPEN HOUSE from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Activities will include: kids’ crafts, carnival games, family tours, garden activities, concert ticket and event giveaways with local DJs, Fruit Smoothies, WindMill Hot Dogs, selfie station, ice cream, and an S.O.S. (Stuff Our Silo) Food and Fund Drive. During the open house, kids and volunteers can help assemble 500 healthy “snack packs” that will be going to students in after school programs throughout the month of September. Kids will also receive special cow banks while supplies last, so they can learn how they can help kids in need. Visiting families are encouraged to bring a bag of nonperishable food and to wear closed toe shoes if participating.
Fulfill is located at 3300 Route 66 in Neptune. For more information about event, please visit www.fulfillnj.org.
The Monmouth-Ocean Chapter of the New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters (NJAHU) recently received the Pacesetter Award at the National Association of Health Underwriters’ (NAHU) 87th Annual Convention and Exhibition in Orlando, FL.
The criteria for receiving this award includes attendance at national and regional meetings, chapter management, hosting local meetings and events, communications, membership activities and growth, public service projects, media relations efforts, and continuing education.
“The leadership of NAHU members has a far-reaching impact on providing for the healthcare needs of individuals, families and business in their communities. We are grateful for the Monmouth-Ocean Chapter’s hard work and recognize them with this well-deserved award,” said NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein.
“The Monmouth-Ocean Chapter exemplifies the dedication to providing the best opportunities for our members,” said Paul Aszklar, 2016-17 president of the chapter. “This year, our chapter organized a charity golf outing to benefit Hope Sheds Light, an organization dedicated to educating families on the disease of addiction, raised money and donated toys to the needy families at holiday time, held numerous continuing education courses, and recruited and retained members through our annual give back campaign. These projects and many others have set a standard of excellence in the health insurance industry that we are proud to represent.”
NAHU represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans. For more information, please visit njahu.org.