The Annual Diamond Ball is one of the American Cancer Society’s oldest and most distinguished galas in New Jersey. This Ball is the Society’s opportunity to support those who have battled cancer, honor those who have made important contributions to the oncology field, and raise funds to provide our critical patient programs and services. Over the past ten years alone, the Diamond Ball has raised more than $1.8 million toward the fight against cancer! With a 38-year history, the Diamond Ball has a tradition of honoring those who have gone above and beyond to help cancer patients and their families fight back against this terrible disease.
This year the American Cancer Society and Diamond Ball Planning Committee will honor accomplished physicians from:
Donald A. McCain, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.
Chair of Surgical Oncology & Vice Chairman
John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC | Hackensack Meridian Health
Dennis A. Lowenthal, M.D.
Medical Director of the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Co-Chair Thoracic Panel,
& Section Chief Hematology/Oncology
Overlook Medical Center | Atlantic Health System
M. Michele Blackwood, M.D.
Director of Breast Health & Disease Management
Saint Barnabas Medical Center | RWJBarnabas Health
Thomas J. Rakowski, M.D.
Chief of Hematology/Medical Oncology
Valley Medical Group | Valley Health System
15TH ANNUAL JODY A. MORROW HUMANITARIAN AWARDEE
The Silverstrom Group
Smiles for Life Program
LUSTER FOR LIFE AWARDEE
Louis E. Schwartz, M.D.
Cancer Survivor & Chair of Radiation Oncology at Overlook Medical Center
For more than a 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.
American Cancer Society
39th Annual Diamond Ball
2310 Rt. 34 Suite 1D
Manasquan, NJ 08736