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18th Annual Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations’ Gala to be held on November 21, 2015

Please support the Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations as we celebrate the 18th Annual Meridian Health Gala, "Building a Better Future," on Saturday, November 21 from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, NJ. We will be honoring Emily Hovnanian and celebrating the 10th anniversary of the transformational gift made to Meridian by Emily and her late husband Kevork to name K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital. The event will feature formal table assignments, a cocktail reception followed by a sit down dinner, dessert display, music by The Rhythm Shop (returning from the 2014 Gala), an exciting silent auction, a 50/50 cash raffle and attire of dark suits and tie for gentleman and dresses or separates for ladies. The Meridian Gala raises valuable funds that benefit the hospitals of Meridian Health. Our focus at Meridian is on the health and wellness of those we serve. The contributions of passionate individuals like you will help ensure that our hospitals will continue to provide the best health care in New Jersey. Together, we are Building a Better Future. For more information, call 732-751-5112 or e-mail Register online now at

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Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation hosted the 7th Annual Wine & Spirits Tasting fundraising event on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Addison Park in Aberdeen. This record-breaking event hosted by Fern and Peter Esposito featured more than 300 guests and raised nearly $70,000 in support of Bayshore’s growing cardiovascular program. It was truly a special evening highlighted by guest speaker, Nila Luccarelli of Dearborn Market in Holmdel. Nila shared an extraordinary personal story about her recent sudden and unexpected cardiac event which resulted in a frantic rush to the hospital and life-saving treatment.

This year’s event, co-chaired once again by Fern and Peter Esposito, who have so generously dedicated their time to the event’s success since its inception, featured premium wines from around the globe, as well as international beers and spirits, an extensive array of hors d’oeuvres and a very special silent auction.