Steeped in history and inspired by the first event held 31 years ago, the mission of the
Night of Wine & Roses is simple: to honor our local supporters who have gone above and beyond to help the Society and the patients and caregivers we serve, and to raise funds for cancer research, education, advocacy and service. The 32nd Annual Night of Wine and Roses, presented by Regional Cancer Care Associates LLC, Central Jersey Division, will commemorate the honorable support and leadership of three accomplished individuals.
Mr. Jimmy Cheng, our Community Shining Star Honoree, lost his mother to cancer over a decade ago. Jimmy led his family’s efforts to provide her comprehensive and compassionate care. Since her illness, Jimmy has dedicated himself to discovering resources in his effort to underwrite the recovery of people in similar situations. Cancer is not his only focus, but it is his main one. The ACS recognizes him for his passion, commitment, and genuine efforts to help those battling cancer.
Dr. Kathleen Toomey, our Medical Honoree, is a seasoned medical oncologist who has been in practice for four decades. She is known as one of the most outstanding physicians in the East, and a leader in medical oncology in New Jersey. Kathy founded the Somerset section of the Central Division of RCCA. Always outspoken, Kathy says what she thinks, but she mainly focuses on quality of care and equalizing disparities in access. Compassion, and an instinct for honesty, underwrite her excellence.
Dr. Joshua M. Bershad is our Inaugural Judith A. Hoffman Humanitarian Awardee. The Judith A. Hoffman Humanitarian Award is named in memory of Judith Ann Shafranski Hoffman, an ongoing volunteer and supporter of the American Cancer Society and notable philanthropist dedicated to forever easing the burden of another. Judy wasn’t one to sit back and let the world pass her by. She was a warm, compassionate and courageous person who, through her unselfish gift of time, energy and devotion to the American Cancer Society’s Night of Wine and Roses, helped enrich the lives of countless others. As a cancer warrior, she was an inspiration, a source of hope and determination. Her beautiful soul and magical quality will always hold a special place in the hearts of those whose lives she has touched.
The Judith A. Hoffman Humanitarian Award was established in 2017 to honor the memory of this remarkable, one of a kind woman. Selected by Mr. Hoffman, Joshua embodies the traits that made Judy so very special. His unwavering commitment to humanity and his dedication to inspiring hope and strength among the suffering are a few of the many qualities that distinguish him. Joshua serves as the Executive Vice President and CMO at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, President of RWJ Physician Enterprise, Chair of the Board of RWJ Visiting Nurses and is on the VNA Health Group Board of Directors.
If you would like to support our Honorees, please contact Emily Nelson, Community Development Manager.
(p): 732.292.4260 | (e): Emily.email@example.com
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