Press Release

For Immediate Release
Dec 28, 2014
Contact : Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager  
(732) 840-3279
DSellmann@meridianhealth.com

Get Involved in Paint the Town Pink 2015!

Informational events taking place January 14 and 22, 2015  

Neptune, NJ - Meridian Health is gearing up for the ninth annual Paint the Town Pink event and is seeking community members to get involved in committees throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.

An informational mixer will take place Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Ocean First Bank in Red Bank at 6:30 p.m., and Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Townsquare Media Broadcast Studios (home of 94.3 the Point and 92.7 WOBM), in Toms River at 6:30 p.m.

Guests will have an opportunity to meet past and present Pink volunteers and learn more about the initiative. Registration is requested by calling 855-PINK-411. There will be free refreshments and giveaways at both events.
 
Each May, towns in Monmouth and Ocean counties join Meridian Health’s Paint the Town Pink effort to raise awareness of the importance of annual mammography. In 2014, 35 towns across the two counties "went pink" to remind women to get their annual mammograms, which is the best defense against breast cancer.

Support from community volunteers are what makes Paint the Town Pink so successful. From being a town chair and leading the charge, to decorating a business or school pink during the month of May, there are many ways to get involved in Paint the Town Pink. Community members are encouraged to attend a meeting on January 14 or 22 to simply learn more about the event, or to sign up as a committee member or chair.


About Meridian Health

Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, fitness and wellness centers, and outpatient centers. In September 2014, Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center signed a Letter of Intent to merge.  In October 2014, Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network signed a Memorandum of Understanding to merge.  Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for five consecutive years, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence. Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium alongside six of the nation’s leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.  With more than 100 convenient locations, over 1,800 beds, nearly 13,000 team members, and affiliations with more than 2,000 of the area’s finest physicians, Meridian Health is a leading health care provider in New Jersey, providing quality health services, facilities, and programs.  For more information, please visit www.MeridianHealth.com.