Glassboro, NJ (February 28, 2018) – For the second year in a row, the Glassboro Intermediate School girls’ field hockey team made a very special donation to the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Washington Township, NJ. The team raised $800 in honor of Glassboro High School teacher and cancer survivor Michele Keating, who, in 2015, received treatment at the facility, which was then called Kennedy Cancer Center. In 2016, the girls also donated $600 in honor of Ms. Keating. The girls’ field hockey coach, Gloria Byard, is a retired Glassboro High School teacher and former colleague of Ms. Keating.
The money raised, presented to the organization’s development department – the Kennedy Health Care Foundation – will go toward the Cancer Center’s Hope & Healing Patient Assistance Fund, which helps oncology patients struggling to pay bills or in need of transportation during treatment.
Pictured with the field hockey team are, from left: Glassboro Intermediate School Principal Kriston Matthews; Jefferson Health – New Jersey Radiation Oncologist Tamara LaCouture, MD; and Glassboro High School teacher Michele Keating (in pink jersey). Michele Gaguski, Administrator of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township; and Kennedy Health Care Foundation Donor Relations Manager Joanne Sabatini are pictured far right.