Long Branch, NJ, June 3, 2022 – The 27th Annual Power of Pink Luncheon, a premiere fund-raising luncheon for Cancer Services at Monmouth Medical Center (MMC), will feature keynote speaker, Robin Arzón, Vice President of Fitness Programming at Peloton.
An avid ultra-marathon runner, best-selling author and global fitness leader, Arzón’s life mission is to redefine, reform and rethink possibility through movement. This year the event is co-chaired by Sima Yakoby Epstein and Debbie Menkowitz, along with boutique co-chairs Jessica Buchner and Michelle Kutsak.
The luncheon, presented by dedicated MMC Foundation community leaders who make up the Leon Hess Cancer Center Council, will be held on Thursday, July 21, at the Rumson waterfront home of Mary and John M. Kiely. John M. Kiely is the CEO of the Kiely Family of Companies, Tinton Falls.
Robin’s message to individuals is to focus on what you can do rather than on any limitations. In 2020, she was named one of the most influential people on Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list, and in 2021, she became the first-ever recipient of Glamour Magazine’s ‘Daring to Disrupt’ Award.
“The RWJBarnabas Health motto ‘Let’s Be Healthy Together’ fits perfectly with Robin’s joy of movement and its transformative powers,” says Caitlin Olson, Regional Vice President of Development for MMC and its southern campus. “Her powerful and positive message is in keeping with our healthcare system’s mission to ensure people of all ages have the means and ability to live healthier, more fulfilling lives.”
One of the Foundation’s flagship events, the Power of Pink Luncheon raises funds to enhance the care delivered to oncology patients at MMC, and its dedicated volunteers have raised more than $6,000,000 to benefit the hospital’s Leon Hess Cancer Center. This year, proceeds from the event will benefit the development of innovative cancer services at the new Vogel Medical Campus in Tinton Falls, NJ.
Two widely respected RWJ Barnabas Health Southern Region oncology physician experts, including board-certified internal medicine physician and medical oncologist, Seth D. Cohen, MD, Regional Director of Oncology Services for the RWJBarnabas Health Southern Region, and Richard S. Lazzaro, MD, FACS, Southern Region Chief of Thoracic Surgery, will discuss the new regional thoracic oncology program that is bringing state-of-the-art treatment to patients, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey—the state’s only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Leon Hess Cancer Center is the region’s only facility designated as an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. MMC provides close-to-home access to the most advanced treatment options and clinical trials.
“Our new cancer center will bring innovative and expansive cancer care and programs to help our patients continue to live life to the fullest, from treatment through survivorship,” says Eric Carney, President and CEO of both MMC and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. “This is possible in part because of the work and generosity of the Leon Hess Cancer Center Council; they have been a wonderful partner to Monmouth Medical Center.”
To purchase a ticket or reserve a table for this year’s Power of Pink Luncheon, or for more information, visit www.rwjbh.org/POP.