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comfort project 360Comfort Project 360

Cancer has changed the lives of Hyla Weiss and Suzanne Unger in very different ways. Their unique-yet-similar connection to cancer inspired them to join forces to transform the patient experience at Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Cancer Centers. Established in 2014, Comfort Project 360 complements the outstanding care provided by The Cancer Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center by creating supportive and healing environments in which patients and their loved ones are treated.

Support Comfort Project 360

Changing the Cancer Care Experience

Each and every gift to Comfort Project 360 enhances patient comfort and well-being. Generous donations and community support have enabled Comfort Project 360 to fund meaningful renovations and introduce important programs and amenities into Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Cancer Centers. Comfort Project 360’s ongoing patient programs include:

  • Comfort Cart – A mobile cart that delivers healthy snacks to patients with a personal touch.
  • Welcome Kits – filled with items to soothe body, mind and spirit.
  • It’s a Wrap – Scarves and hats to welcome new patients and celebrate the completion of treatment.

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Give Now to Comfort Project 360

Please join Comfort Project 360’s mission to enhance the patient experience at Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Cancer Centers. To learn more about Comfort Project 360 programs or services or to make a donation, please contact Sara Chambers at 973.322.4604 or Sara.Chambers@rwjbh.org.

Meet the Comfort Project 360 Team

Comfort Project 360 Founders

Hyla Weiss

Livingston resident, Hyla Weiss, a wife and mother is a breast cancer survivor. Hyla’s personal journey led her to co-found Comfort Project 360, an initiative to improve the experience of patients undergoing cancer care at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Despite her positivity, Hyla found her cancer treatments emotionally taxing. She recognized the medical care she received was excellent but the experience could have been improved with some simple changes. Understanding that the physical environment is an integral part of healing, Hyla began to focus her time on creating healing spaces and developing programs that harness the power of the mind-body connection at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Suzanne Unger

Livingston resident, Suzanne Unger’s mother and best friend, Renee Greenwald, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 48. Suzanne lost her mother to cancer six years later. Since that time, this wife and mother of two, has been involved in cancer related charities. She chaired the American Cancer Society’s Diamond Ball, all to help make a difference in the fight against cancer. Forever touched by cancer, Suzanne recognized the value of a nurturing and supportive environment in which to receive care. With the same vision, determination, and empathy, Hyla and Suzanne launched Comfort Project 360, to ease the mind and lift the spirits of cancer patients in their community.

Comfort Project 360 Leaders

comfort cart, swag, reaason to walk

Comfort Cart Project Leaders
Lori Gelman
Ellen Loventhal

Comfort Project Special Project Leaders
Mary Doherty
Amy Esralew
Randi Wolfson

Comfort Project 360 Teen Advisors
Jodi Bloom
Mindy Scherago

It's a Wrap Project Leader
Evie Singer

Comfort Project 360 Teen Leaders
Kelsey Bloom

To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Comfort Project 360, please contact Mary Doherty at 973-322-4330 or Mary.Doherty@rwjbh.org.

Inspirational Journey Recipients

Jodi Bloom
Jodi Bloom
  • 2019 - Jodi Bloom
  • 2018 - John F. Bonamo, MD
  • 2017 – Linda Ross
  • 2016 – ShariBeth Susskind
  • 2015 – Cathy Silverman
  • 2014 – Mindy Roth

Volunteer of the Year

  • 2019 - Comfort Project 360 Junior Rock Stars
  • 2018 - Lori Gelman and Ellen Loventhal

Events

A Reason To Rock

Reason to Rock
Michelle Berger, Cathy Levinson, Jodi Bloom, and Wendy Marcus

Advisory Board Members

  • Jodi Bloom
  • Craig Krandel
  • Richard Ritholz
  • Jane Wilf

Cancer Center waiting room
Cancer Center waiting area.

Ribbon cutting for waiting room
Ribbon cutting event for Cancer Center waiting area.

Education Room
The Education Room in honor of Maxine Malina Edwards.


We remember and celebrate Mindy Roth, who served as Creative Director and will always be an inspiration.

Mindy Roth