2013-02-07 / Front Page

Hats donated for children fighting cancer

More than 100 new hats were recently donated to the Valerie Fund Children’s Center at the Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, 300 Second Ave., Long Branch, to benefit children who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment.

The hats were dropped off by three students representing the SkillsUSA club from the Monmouth County Vocational School District: Ebed Rincon of Ocean Township, Hector Pint, of Eatontown, and Marquis Johnson, of Neptune.

Active members of SkillsUSA from the auto mechanics, nursing and electrical programs participated in the hat collection, which was spearheaded by the district’s Middletown campus club advisor, Dan Marra.

Students approached Marra about the possibility of raising awareness for the Mad Hatter Hats Off for Cancer drive benefiting children and teens stricken with cancer.

Since its inception in 1996, Hats Off for Cancer has worked with hospitals, camps and individuals to distribute more than 1.5 million hats to cancer patients.

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