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Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital Takes the Field on Sunday with New York Jets QB Sam Darnold as Part of the NFL’S “My Cause My Cleats” Campaign

December 6, 2019

Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital has been selected by New York Jets quarterback, Sam Darnold, for the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats campaign. Darnold – who joins hundreds of players across the NFL in
wearing custom cleats representing charitable causes that are important to them – will wear cleats filled with words of encouragement and inspiration from kids at Goryeb Children’s Hospital as the team takes on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, December 8. The cleats will then be auctioned off, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the hospital.

Darnold chose Goryeb Children’s Hospital as it has been a special place for him since joining the Jets.

“Goryeb Children’s Hospital was one of the first stops I made after being drafted and I’m proud to support these kids any chance I can,” said Darnold. “I’ve made some incredible memories and connections with the children and their families that I’ve been fortunate enough to meet, so having their words of inspiration with me during the game is truly special.”

As the official health care partner of the New York Jets, both Atlantic Health System and the Jets have continued to support various causes beyond the walls of the hospital as well as on and off the field, including the fight against pediatric cancer.

“One of the most powerful aspects of our partnership is the Jets’  commitment to giving back to the children and families at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and throughout Atlantic Health System,” said Valerie Simon, Chief Marketing Officer, Atlantic Health System.

To bid online for the cleats, you can visit NFL Auction.

To learn more about Atlantic Health System and the New York Jets partnership, please visit


About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System has a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional patient outcomes and experiences. Home to seven award-winning hospitals including Morristown Medical Center, the number one hospital in NJ according to U.S. News & World Report, Castle Connelly and Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals, the system has been ranked first in New Jersey in consumer preference by Monigle and first among health systems in New Jersey as a “best workplace” by both Modern Healthcare and Fortune Magazine.

Many of the system’s programs have received national accolades and designations, including Morristown Medical Center’s Cardiology and Heart Surgery program ranked among the top 30 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report; Morristown Medical Center’s Orthopedics program ranked among the top 35 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and Atlantic Health System’s Cancer Care program, New Jersey’s first and only National Cancer Institute National Community Oncology Research Program. Additionally, Atlantic Health System Neuroscience at Overlook Medical Center, working with Atlantic Mobile Health, was the first in the nation to deploy and use portable Telestroke technology in ambulances for routine pre-hospital assessment of stroke patients.

Powered by a passionate workforce of 17,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey, including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. The system provides care for the full continuum of health needs across a wide array of settings, including Atlantic Medical Group, one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey with more than 1,000 physicians and providers, 12 urgent care centers, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, Atlantic Home Care and Hospice and Atlantic Anywhere’s Virtual Visits. Facilitating connections between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.

With a clear sense of purpose and an unparalleled culture, Atlantic Health System attracts top leaders in the field of health care, from CEO Brian Gragnolati, who is currently Chairman of the American Hospital Association, to the numerous team members who serve as leaders across national clinical associations and research entities.

About The New York Jets

The New York Jets were founded in 1959 as the New York Titans, an original member of the American Football League (AFL). The Jets won Super Bowl III, defeating the NFL’s Baltimore Colts in 1969. In 1970, the franchise joined the National Football League in the historic AFL–NFL merger that set the foundation for today’s league. As part of a commitment to its fan base through innovation and experiences, the team has created initiatives such as, its Jets Rewards program, a state-of-the-art mobile app, and Jets 360 Productions, a comprehensive content platform that gives fans greater access to the team across all digital and social platforms. Led by its trail blazing Anti-Bullying Program, the organization takes great pride in a long-standing, year-round commitment to their community. These programs are funded by the New York Jets Foundation and look to positively influence the lives of young men and women in the tri-state area, particularly in disadvantaged communities. The organization also supports the efforts of the Lupus Research Alliance and numerous established charitable organizations and causes sponsored by the NFL.. The New York Jets play in MetLife Stadium, which opened in 2010, and are headquartered at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey.