Fort Lee, NJ – February 12, 2016 – CareOne, a premier, family-owned health care company, hosted the Queen of Hearts Ball & Casino Night fundraiser on Tuesday, February 9th at Guastavino’s in New York City to raise funds to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s (BCRF) efforts to eradicate breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in American women.
As New Jersey’s largest privately owned post-acute and long-term care provider, and one of the largest privately owned health care companies in the United States, CareOne’s commitment to quality care is embodied by its 15,000 employees within 52 care centers across six states. Each year, CareOne selects a charitable organization to support, with past initiatives totaling nearly $5 million in fundraisers for organizations including: Superstorm Sandy relief efforts, Boston’s One Fund, The Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, and many others.
Through this event as well as employee-driven grassroots fundraising initiatives at its centers in NJ, MA and VA, CareOne has raised more than $1.7 million for BCRF. The funds will be used to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis.
“For nearly 20 years, we’ve been providing exceptional care for our patients, prioritizing their health and well-being and striving to provide superior clinical outcomes across our continuum of care,” said philanthropist, chairman and CEO of CareOne Management, LLC, Daniel E. Straus. “Philanthropy is something which my parents Joseph and Gwendolyn dedicated their lives to, and something my daughter Elizabeth and I are incredibly passionate about. We are honored to support the great efforts of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and proud to do our part in finding a cure for this devastating disease that claims the lives of so many.”
“Daniel and his daughter Elizabeth are propelling BCRF’s vision forward, faster. Their very significant investment in breast cancer research will go far in helping to bring about prevention and a cure for this disease, which touches so many lives and families,” said Myra Biblowit, President and CEO of BCRF. “The Queens of Hearts Ball & Casino Night is one of the most successful fundraising events ever undertaken by an independent group on behalf of BCRF—CareOne’s dedication is clear. BCRF is honored to be the beneficiary of their philanthropy, which is truly changing the future.”
The Queen of Hearts Ball & Casino Night attracted more than 900 attendees. Many of CareOne’s partners in care from medical centers across NJ were in attendance, including executives and physicians from Hackensack Universoty Medical Center, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Holy Name Hospital, Atlantic Health Systems, St. Josephs Hospital and more. The star-studded event also featured celebrity appearances by NY Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who graciously posed for photos with attendees throughout the evening, former NY Giants punter Steve Weatherford, former MLB pitcher John Franco and Good Day New York anchor Rosanna Scotto.
All proceeds raised at the Queen of Hearts Ball & Casino Night went directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. BCRF is the nation’s highest rated breast organization and the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. By investing 91 cents of every dollar directly into its mission, BCRF is also one of the nation’s most fiscally responsible nonprofits.
“The commitment made by CareOne, Daniel E. Straus and his family is incredibly inspiring. They are second to none. We are thrilled to have CareOne and the Straus family join us in our mission to put breast cancer out of business,” said Leonard A. Lauder, honorary Chairman of BCRF.
About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is committed to being the end of breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. This year, BCRF is investing $54 million to support the work of 240 scientists at leading medical and academic institutions across 13 countries, making BCRF the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. By committing 91 cents of every dollar directly to its mission, BCRF remains one of the nation’s most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization in the US with an “A+” from CharityWatch and has been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars 13 times since 2002. Visit www.bcrfcure.org to learn more.
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