For Immediate Release: August 30, 2013
Members of the Ladies Invitational Bluefish Tournament (LIBT) presented a $35,000 check to representatives of the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner, August 29 at St. George’s Pub in Brigantine, New Jersey.
Twenty-eight boats with 128 anglers participated in the 29th annual tournament, June 9th. Competing boats left from Atlantic City, Longport, and Cape May to pursue bluefish in southern New Jersey waters. Funds raised through the event support AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mammography Assistance Fund. The fund covers breast cancer screenings for uninsured and under-insured women – including on the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Ruth Newman Shapiro Mobile Digital Mammography Van. Since 2002, the LIBT has donated more than $582,000 to the program.
“This is a great group of passionate women,” said Kimberly Kirk, president, LIBT, and director of finance at AtlantiCare Surgery Center of the LIBT tournament organizers and volunteers. “Our lives have all been touched by breast cancer in some way, and it’s wonderful to be a part of a program that supports local women through breast cancer screenings and early detection.”
Ladies Invitational Bluefish Tournament (LIBT) members present check for $35,000 to Lauren Ochs, assistant vice president, Oncology, Women's and Children's Services, AtlantiCare.
The ARMC RNS Mobile Digital Mammography Van offers screening mammograms at various locations throughout Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and southern Ocean counties. For more information about ARMC RNS Mobile Digital Mammography Services, call 1-888-569-1000, visit www.atlanticare.org or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare.
For more information about the LIBT, please visit www.fishlibt.com.
AtlantiCare is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,282 employees and 600 physicians serve the community in more than 60 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008.
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