Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 22, 2014
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh, Manager of Public Affairs for Meridian Health  
(732) 751-3451

Sky Blue FC Goes Pink for Paint the Town Pink

Players will sport custom pink jerseys at May 28 Game  

Neptune, NJ - Sky Blue FC announced today they will “Go Pink” at their May 28th home game against the Chicago Red Stars at Yurcak Field at Rutgers University.

In support of Meridian Health’s Paint the Town Pink campaign, Sky Blue players will wear custom pink jerseys and encourage their fans to join them by sporting pink at the game. There will be many activities throughout the game including an opportunity to pledge to have your mammogram as well as contests for the Pinkest Person and Pinkest Tailgate.

“We’re all very excited to support this wonderful community event,” Sky Blue FC president and general manager Tony Novo said. “By going pink at the game, we hope to further Paint the Town Pink’s mission to raise awareness for the importance of annual mammography.”

Paint the Town Pink is a community-wide effort presented by Meridian Health that has expanded across three counties and 35 towns over the past eight years.  Because early detection is a woman’s best defense against breast cancer our goal is to encourage women in our community, aged 40 and older, to have their annual mammogram.  This year, nearly 800 businesses and community partners have Pinked It Forward in unique and creative ways—including town events, pink promotions, and very pink window displays—to remind women in our community to get this important preventative care.

“When we decided to partner with Sky Blue, it was important to us that they shared a common vision for improving the health of the community,” said John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health.  “Showing their support by going pink is a great example of how they are helping us take care of New Jersey.”

To purchase tickets to this game, visit or call 888-723-2849.  If you’d like to learn more about Paint the Town Pink, visit

About Meridian Health
Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for five years in a row, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence.  For more information, please visit