Golfers and Sponsors Needed to Benefit Children with Serious and Terminal Illnesses

Posted on September 8, 2014 By

Get in the swing to help children with serious and terminal illnesses in need of end-of-life care as well as with support for their parents. Golfers and sponsors are needed for the 5th Annual Circle of Life golf outing, Monday, September 22, 2014, at Basking Ridge Country Club, 185 Madisonville Ridge, Bernards Township, New Jersey 07920.
Proceeds from this golf outing will directly benefit the Circle of Life Children’s Center where all services are free.*

Lisa Gallicchio, co-chairwoman of the outing and the director of community relations for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), Eatontown, is urging golfers and sponsors to register now.

PHHC is one of the sponsors along with BARD Medical Products, a major sponsor. Sponsorships range from $15,000.00 to $150.00. Other supporters are Circle of Life trustees Joel Markel, president and CEO of PHHC, and Todd Thiede, CPA, CFO of PHHC.

Circle of Life Children’s Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation located in Magnolia House, Elizabeth, less than five minutes from University Hospital in Newark where the pediatric palliative care team is located.

The fee per golfer is $300.00 ($1200.00 for a foursome) and includes lunch, cocktails and dinner at 6:30 p.m., golf contests, awards, prizes, an auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Cocktails and dinner only is $100.00. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.; shot gun start at 12:30 p.m.

To register or for questions, contact Celeste Layton at 908-353-5061 or email at

*About Circle of Life Free Services: All services are free and include educational programs, workshops and seminars; hospital grand rounds; lunch and learn sessions for caregivers; consultation with care providers to prepare a customized plan of care for a child being cared for at home or in a long-term care or other facility; assessment of needs and preparation for moving a child from hospital to home outside a hospital catchment area (e.g., from a neighboring state); follow-up home visits to evaluate needs of the child, family and care providers; and support for caregivers following the child’s death. Last year the outing raised $75,000.00.

About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: Since 1987, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program), an accrediting organization for the home health care industry.

Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home. In-house services include skilled nursing care for infants, children, adults, and seniors; personal care services, including bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, etc.; private duty nursing services; and at-home physical therapy, among others. All of the care can be provided in-house and is coordinated by registered nurses, with clinical supervision available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visit Preferred at for more information.