October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But for many New Jersey residents, October was about more than just raising awareness, but also taking steps to help save lives of friends, families and all women affected by the disease. Alaris Member Health Centers took a very active role in getting involved and organized fundraising events and breast cancer awareness seminars. All proceeds raised during the Breast Cancer Awareness Month were donated to the American Cancer Society.
To show their support, Alaris Health at Rochelle Park held a two-day Breast Cancer Fundraiser event. Staff, residents and family participated by giving a donation and wearing a pink top.
Alaris Health at Belgrove showed their support by organizing a publicly-opened bake sale where all proceeds went towards breast cancer research. During the event, staff, residents, families and visitors enjoyed a wonderful variety of delicious baked goods.
Several Alaris Member Health Centers marked the culmination of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month by participating in the Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk – an event that helps unite the community and honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, raise money and awareness and help the American Cancer Society save lives. Thanks to the contributions and efforts of participants and volunteers, the walk was a great success and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Valerie Anderson, a breast cancer survivor and the Admissions Director at Alaris Health at Jersey City is an inspiration for her family, friends and co-workers. Supported by her family, husband and daughter as well as friends and colleagues from Alaris Health at Jersey City, Valerie successfully completed the walk and raised close to $2,000.
While the month of October has come to an end, the fight against breast cancer remains alive and strong. Alaris Member Health Centers continue to support the cause and help raise awareness. Visit the Events page on our website to see all upcoming events and remember to follow us on social media!
About American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events held in the country. Passionate walk participants raise critical funds that enable the American Cancer Society to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer. It also helps people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it is most treatable.
About Alaris Health
Founded on a tradition of health care excellence, Alaris Member Health Centers are leading providers of short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term and specialty care, with Member Health Centers throughout the state of New Jersey. From Five-Star Quality ratings to a dedicated and caring staff, resident care and satisfaction are always on the top of our Member Health Centers’ priority list!
Today, Alaris Member Health Centers are setting new standards in quality, service and innovation. Using their innovative focus, Alaris Member Health Centers will continue to lead the way in an evolving health care environment. Our Member Health Centers always make sure residents are treated with the most advanced care and provided with an ever-increasing range of services and care options.