The Leon Hess Cancer Center Leadership Council

Who We Are

Over the past two decades, The Women’s Council and The Women of Wilentz have raised over SIX MILLION DOLLARS to advance oncology services at the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center. The impact of this support has been far reaching --funding state-of-the-art equipment as well as supportive programming for thousands of patients and families who have faced a cancer diagnosis.

As the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation brings these two outstanding volunteer groups together as the Leon Hess Cancer Center Council, their crucial work becomes even more impactful. Council members will continue to invest in excellence for cancer care by serving as community ambassadors and fund-raisers, focusing on cancer awareness and highlighting the resources and services of the Leon Hess Cancer Center.

Our Goals

  • To raise funds, awareness and develop resources for the Leon Hess Cancer Center through community events.
  • To provide supportive programming for patients during cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
  • To fund state-of-the-art equipment for the Leon Hess Cancer Center.

The Leon Hess Cancer Center at MMC

The Leon Hess Cancer Center is a leader in cancer research and treatment with an array of services under one roof, making care more convenient and efficient. It features comprehensive multidisciplinary services led by a team of specialists whom patients can see all in one visit, including medical, surgical and radiation oncologists.

The Center provides a number of disease specific services including:

• Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center

• Institute for Advanced Radiation Oncology

• Patricia Burton High Risk Colorectal Cancer Program

• Valerie Fund Children’s Center

• David S. Zocchi Brain Tumor Center

• Cheryl L. Diamond Cancer Care Pavilion

The Leon Hess Cancer Center offers:

  • The only facility in the area designated as an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons
  • A comprehensive breast center that is a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence — the highest certification level offered by the NCBC (National Consortium of Breast Centers) and National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC)
  • The first hospital in central New Jersey to offer real-time dynamic

computer-assisted planning for individuals with early-stage prostate cancer

Show Your Support

Play a meaningful role in the lives of people facing cancer when you support with The Leon Hess Cancer Center Council. Your commitment helps ensure every person facing cancer has an opportunity to receive the highest level of care.

Every contribution helps support the following initiatives of The Leon Hess Cancer Center Leadership Council:

Spa for Spirit

Biannual spa day where cancer patients are treated to physician approved pampering while learning about their changing skin and hair. Participants relax and enjoy the day while bonding with others going through a similar journey.

Power of Pink

Annual luncheon event funds raised go toward:

The Deep Inhalation Breathing Hold Equipment at the Leon Hess Cancer Center.

Swing Pink

Annual sporting and luncheon event funds raised go toward:

Holgic Selenia 2D Mammography Unit at the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center

Patient Stories

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