Join Stafford Lions Club for Childhood Cancer Fundraiser at Calloways

Apr 03, 2019

“Tackle Kids’ Cancer” is a fundraiser at Calloways that the Stafford Township Lions Club has set up for Friday, April 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. Besides the heartening help for young patients, ticketholders will enjoy a night of unlimited pizza for three hours and unlimited wings for one hour, with soda, wine or beer. A drawing at 9 p.m. will announce winners of the 50/50 and raffle.

The club joins Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation in support of K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital for the fundraiser. It’s in line with a Lions International’s objective, “Help those affected by childhood cancer survive and thrive.”

Tickets can be purchased at the door that night at Calloways Restaurant and Bar in West Creek. Cost is $25 per adult, $15 per child, and free for children younger than 10.

Another way to donate to the Lions’ “Tackle Kids’ Cancer” fundraiser is online, club representatives said. First, log onto hackensackmeridianhealth.org, then add “/LionsClub” to the web address line. You must log onto hackensackmeridianhealth.org first before adding /LionsClub.

“Your donation can make the difference by providing children with toys, games, trained pet therapy, Neonatal Intensive Care Unity (NICU) advanced monitoring systems, cribs outfitted with the latest technology, and supporting the leading academic medical center in the region,” said a Lions Club organizer of the event.

Members of the Stafford Lions executive committee recently toured K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital and the new Dorothy B. Hersh Foundation Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Center in the HOPE Tower in Neptune City. The new facility allows the pediatric cancer patients to receive their life-saving treatments close to home and with their families by their side.

Currently, 20 pediatric cancer patients are being treated there. The development of a comprehensive pediatric cancer program is projected to result in an additional 20 to 25 patients annually as pediatricians and the community learn about the new Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Center. —M.S.

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