MORRISTOWN, NJ September 2011 –The 10th annual Two Kids Foundation Charity Car Show will this year include a moment of silence in honor of the September 11, 2001 attacks, when it brings together classic and custom car owners and the community to raise money for families of pediatric cancer patients on its new date, Sunday, September 11, 2011.
Following weather-related postponements for the car show’s original and rain date, the car show was rescheduled for September 11 at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany. A moment of silence will be held at noon at the car show.
“While the weather has not been cooperative, the Birchwood Manor has been gracious enough to extend to us a third opportunity to help the families of pediatric cancer patients,” said foundation executive director Woody DeTrolio. “We are looking forward to it being an opportunity in which we can recognize the significance of that day and come together in the spirit of unity to help those in need in our communities.”
All vehicles are welcome – cars, trucks, motorcycles and military. Sponsored trophies will be given for entries 25 years and older. Pinstriping by Alan Johnson will be available. 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 1960s TV series), and the Scooby Doo Van.
Fans of TV’s “The Munsters,” will be able to find plenty to offer at this year’s car show, with an appearance and autograph signing by actor Butch Patrick, best known for his role of “Eddie Munster,” on the classic television series, as well as the famed, “Drag-U-La,” custom hot rod driven in the series.
Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital will again sponsor the car show, joined by Wigder Chevrolet and Warnock Automotive Group. 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 to benefit from the event.
The event, as well as an annual dinner dance held in the fall, has allowed the Two Kids Foundation to assist numerous families since the group’s creation a decade ago. The foundation was inspired by the community support for the DeTrolio’s son, who was diagnosed with leukemia at age 17, as well as his son’s fascination with classic cars.
“We’re so happy with the enthusiasm that the event has been shown year after year, from the car owners to the spectators and families who come out to see them, to all of the volunteers and sponsors who make the show happen,” DeTrolio said. “Their support over the last decade has helped us create a legacy of kindness that will be remembered by so many families. We look forward to continuing this legacy for many years to come.”
Radio personalities and the street team from WDHA 105.5 FM, along with live musical performances and a DJ will be featured at the event, as well as fun activities and games for kids.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Registration: 9:00am to Noon
Car Show: 9:00am to 4:30pm
The Birchwood Manor, 111 North Jefferson Road, Whippany, NJ
Pre-registration for car and driver - $20
Day-of-show for car and driver - $25
Spectator parking - $5
Spectator admission - Free
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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 No. 2 for stroke treatment 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.