More than 850 employees, suppliers and volunteers participated in L’Oreal USA’s annual “Fore the Children” charity event on Tuesday, September 15, raising $700,000 for Children’s Specialized Hospital of New Jersey.
Established in 2008, the event has continued to grow, raising nearly $4 million over that timespan for the Hospital which treats more than 26,000 children with complex medical needs each year at 13 locations across the state.
This year’s event, which included a day of golf, lunch and auctions, was held at two courses, Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster and Fox Hollow Golf Course in nearby Branchburg, New Jersey.
Over the years, “Fore the Children” has helped fund various projects, including the renovation of a therapy gym, creation of a family lounge, expansion of existing facilities, support of physician and therapist training programs, and creation of interactive software that helps patients and families better understand their treatment while in the hospital.
This year, the funds raised by “Fore the Children” will be used to implement innovation in healthcare, called Vocera. Vocera provides a secure communication platform to instantly connect care team members with voice, text messaging and critical healthcare data anywhere.
The Vocera communication system will integrate seamlessly into the hospital’s alarm and nurse-patient communication systems allowing patients, their families and care givers to communicate, in real time, at the touch of a button.
The relationship between L’Oreal USA and Children’s Specialized Hospital extends throughout the year, with hundreds of employees from L’Oreal USA volunteering their time at Children’s Specialized Hospital as part of the company’s annual Volunteer Day as well as participating in the Hospital’s annual Walk n’ Roll fundraiser held in May.
Photo courtesy: Children’s Specialized Hospital / L’Oreal