October 12, 2023, Morristown, New Jersey – The New York Jets and Atlantic Health System are continuing their fight against cancer with a focus on pediatric oncology as part of the NFL and American Cancer Society's “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” campaign. Through a series of events, the Jets and Atlantic Health System will increase awareness, provide comfort, and raise money for those that have been affected by cancer.
On Tuesday, September 26th, the Jets Women’s Organization, Atlantic Health System and American Cancer Society hosted mothers and daughters whose lives have been touched by cancer for a Crucial Catch Day of Relaxation at MetLife Stadium. The mother/daughter pairs participated in a day of activities focused on relaxation and mindfulness, including a painting class, yoga, massages, and hand and undereye treatments. Defensive players Quincy Williams and Solomon Thomas surprised the group with an invite to attend the Jets Crucial Catch game on Sunday, October 15th.
Additionally, on Tuesday, September 19th, linebacker CJ Mosley and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas visited Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital to invite children who are undergoing or have completed cancer treatment to attend the team’s Crucial Catch game and serve as honorary captains. Each child will receive a custom Jets jersey, a shopping spree in the Jets Team Store, and tickets to watch the game with their family from a suite. The Jets will also provide the opportunity for two children who could not attend the game, due to treatment, to participate in a virtual shopping spree experience at the Jets Team Store with the VGo Robot. Designed for children with extended illnesses, immune deficiencies and other physical challenges that prevent physical attendance, the VGo robot provides an essential element for a child – the ability to participate in classroom and social experiences.
Prior to kickoff on October 15th, the honorary captains will be recognized on the video board during the coin toss. During the game, the Jets 50/50 Raffle will benefit Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital. On gamedays, fans can purchase 50/50 raffle tickets three hours prior to kickoff until the beginning of the fourth quarter. One lucky fan will split the jackpot with Goryeb Children’s Hospital. For rules and more information go to nyjets.com/5050raffle. For more information on how to help the Jets and Atlantic Health System fight pediatric cancer please go to AtlanticHealth.org/Jets.
About Jets Foundation
We create impactful programing that leaves lasting legacies for our community. Initiatives funded by the New York Jets Foundation positively influence the lives of young people in the tri-state area and provide opportunity for disadvantaged communities.
About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a workforce of 19,000 team members and 5,440 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey including 12 counties and 6.2 million people. The not-for-profit system offers more than 400 sites of care, including its seven hospitals: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ, Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Madison, NJ and through its partnership with CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold, NJ.
The system includes Atlantic Medical Group, part of a physician enterprise that makes up one of the largest multispecialty practices in New Jersey with more than 1,600 physicians and advance practice providers. Joined with Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners they form part of Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network of more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ.
Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs through 24 urgent care centers, Atlantic Visiting Nurse and Atlantic Anywhere Virtual Visits. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.
Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of six regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability and is a founding member of the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand access to groundbreaking research across five health systems in the region.
Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and is home to the regional campus of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers and is the official health care partner of the New York Jets.