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MORRISTOWN, NJ, JULY 2012 – The Two Kids Foundation Charity Car Show will roll into Morris County for the 11th year, drawing hundreds of classic and custom cars and throngs of families and onlookers to raise money for families of pediatric cancer patients, on August 5, 2012.
In addition to classic antique vehicles, muscle cars and sports cars, entered by owners from throughout New Jersey and the region, the show will also feature specialty cars such as the Batmobile (from the 1960's TV series) and the Scooby Doo Van.
All proceeds benefit the Two Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money to help children that have been diagnosed with cancer and other serious diseases. Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital will again sponsor the car show. Each year, the Valerie Fund Children’s Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, which treats children with cancer and blood-related diseases, helps the Two Kids Foundation find pediatric patients whose families are in need of assistance.
Since the organization was founded more than a decade ago, the Two Kids Foundation has been able to assist numerous families through the car show, as well as an annual dinner dance held in the fall. The foundation this year also began holding charity cruise nights every Wednesday evening in the parking lot of the Mount Olive A&P.
“The support of the exhibitors as well as spectators has helped make the annual car show not only an exciting, fun family event each year, but a much-needed source of support for families of children who are going through difficult times,” said Glenn Wiederman, executive director of the Two Kids Foundation.
Along with fun activities and games for kids, the event will feature live musical performances as well as noted oldies DJ, “The Golden Gup.” All vehicles are welcome – cars, trucks, motorcycles and military. Dash plaques will be given to the first 600 vehicles, and more than 150 sponsored trophies for entries 25 years or more. A customized banner will be awarded to the club with the most registered participants.
Sunday, August 5, 2012 (rain date: Sunday, August 12, 2012)
Registration: 8:00am to Noon
Car Show Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
The Birchwood Manor
111 North Jefferson Road, Whippany, NJ, 07981
Pre-registration for car and driver – $25
Day-of-show for car and driver – $30
Spectator Parking – $10
Spectator admission: Free
About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey, comprised of Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center in Summit and Newton Medical Center. The three medical centers – all accredited by The Joint Commission – have a combined total of 1,308 licensed beds and more than 2,750 affiliated physicians providing a wide array of health care services to the residents of Northern and Central New Jersey. Specialty service areas include advanced cardiovascular care, pediatric medical and surgical specialties, neurology, orthopedics, and sports medicine. Each of these programs has earned top ratings and recognitions in their respective fields. Atlantic Health System is the official health care partner of the New York Jets and an official health care provider of the New Jersey Devils.
Morristown Medical Center’s Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute performs more heart surgeries than any other hospital in New York or New Jersey, and is one of 20 facilities across the country to perform catheter-based repair and replacement of valves on both sides of the heart. Atlantic Health System’s spine program – where surgeons perform more spine surgery than anywhere else in New Jersey – is one of just 13 hospitals across the country that has received the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission, achieving Disease-Specific Care Certification for cervical and lumbar spine treatments. With the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute based at Overlook Medical Center, the hospital serves as the hub for the New Jersey Stroke Network, and serves about 40 percent of the state’s stroke patients. The system’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital offers more than 100 board-certified physicians in 20 pediatric specialties. Morristown Medical Center is verified as a Level I Regional Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and designated a Level II by the state of New Jersey.
Atlantic Health System has been chosen for the past three consecutive years by FORTUNE® as one of the magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®.” The organization has also been recognized four times by AARP as one of the “Best Employers for Workers over 50.” Inside Jersey magazine partnered with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and ranked Morristown Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in New Jersey and the No. 1 hospital for treatment of heart failure and coronary surgery in the state. The survey findings also establish Overlook as No.1 for the treatment of neurological disorders and stroke in NJ. Atlantic Health System is a Major Clinical Research Affiliate with The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and is the primary academic and clinical affiliate in New Jersey of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and The Mount Sinai Hospital.