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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (February 26, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)--More than 900 supporters of Jefferson Health in New Jersey and the Kennedy Health Care Foundation enjoyed an evening of dancing and dining at the organization’s 23rd annual fundraising Gala, held at Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

The February 23rd black-tie event raised close to $900,000 to benefit the Men’s Health Initiative.

Alexandria Hoff, co-anchor of CBS3’s Eyewitness News, served as emcee for the evening’s festivities, and entertainment was provided by legendary R&B group, Earth, Wind & Fire. The Gala’s presenting sponsor was Parsippany, NJ-based Medi-Centrix.

The evening also saw the announcement that the Kennedy Health Care Foundation has changed its name to Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey.


Celebrating the new name, Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey, are, from left: Bruce Paparone, Chair, Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey; Michelle Gollapalli, Vice President of Development and Executive Director – Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey; and Joseph W. Devine, President, Jefferson Health – New Jersey.

About Jefferson Health: Jefferson Health, home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, is reimagining health care in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey. Jefferson’s dedicated team of doctors, nurses, health professionals and staff provides a range of primary to highly-specialized care through 14 hospitals (three Magnet®-designated for nursing excellence), more than 50 outpatient and urgent care locations, the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and the JeffConnect® telemedicine program. Jefferson’s academic health center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc., is recognized by US News & World Report as #16 on the 2017-18 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Jefferson Health’s mission is to improve the health of those patients and communities it is privileged to serve through safe, effective, equitable, compassionate care.