Preferred to Sponsor Cancer Foundation Gala – Honorees Named

Posted on February 19, 2015 By

Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, with headquarters in Eatontown, is presenting the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation’s (ECF) annual Crystal Gala, Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Ocean Place Resort & Spa, 1 Ocean Boulevard, Long Branch, N.J., 07740.

The 2015 honorees are Business of Distinction: Townsquare Media Jersey Shore, Don Dalesio, market president; Outstanding Service Champion: Long Branch Superior Officers Association, Lieutenant Frank Rizzuto; Lifetime Achievement Award: Nancy Scharff, singer and musician; Humanitarian of the Year: Dr. Heather Grossman, Dr. Jessica Scerbo, and Dr. Anna Sechser-Perl, all from The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center.

Tickets cost $150.00 each and include a cocktail hour, dinner with a five-hour open bar, dancing, a casino, sports memorabilia and a silent auction, prizes, and more.

Sponsorships range from $100 to $20,000. For sponsorship opportunities, call Joann Passantino at 732-282-2324 or

ECF, 1710 Highway 71, Suite 2, Wall, N.J. 07719 provides specialized services, at no charge, to New Jersey families who are caring for a child with cancer.

The services include professional in-home counseling; advocacy on behalf of families; materials support, such as food, clothing, toys, and household items; and emergency financial aid, such as paying for rent or utilities.

For the past 30 years, ECF has helped more than 1700 New Jersey families in Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean counties who are dealing with pediatric cancer. The regional centers of EFC are in Scotch Plains (Headquarters), Woodbury, Midland Park, and Wall Township.

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.