Monika Hamburger, Kathy Allen named co-chairs of HRMC Foundationís 17th Annual Harvest Cotillion for Health

HACKETTSTOWN (May 2, 2006) - Monika Hamburger of Blairstown and Kathy Allen of Long Valley have been named co-chairpersons of the Hackettstown Regional Medical Center Foundations 17th Annual Harvest Cotillion for Health.


This years black tie gala will take place on Saturday, November 4th, at the Parsippany Sheraton Hotel.  The theme of Motown Magic is sure the delight attendees. Once again, Masterfoods USA, a Mars, Incorporated Company, is the presenting sponsor of this highly anticipated annual event.


Both Hamburger and Allen have been active with the Cotillion committee for the past few years.


As committee members, Monika and Kathy have each added their own talents and expertise to help make the Cotillion a successful event that people look forward to attending, said Lisa Dimiceli, Fundraising Events Coordinator for the HRMC Foundation. We are thrilled that they have taken on the roles of co-chairs - we know that they will continue to take the Cotillion to new levels.


Hamburger, owner of ComForcare Senior Services, a NJ Certified home health care agency operating in Warren and Hunterdon counties and based in Washington Borough, has been active in many community projects over the years. She is involved with the Blairstown Business Association, the Warren County Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Warren County Commission for Human Relations, and many other organizations.


To me, the Medical Center is the heart of the community, said Hamburger.  I am challenged by this opportunity to help continue to grow the Cotillion as a major philanthropic function with strong community support, said Hamburger.


Allen, a mother of four children, has lived in Long Valley for the past 20 years. She is currently a permanent substitute teacher for the Washington Township school district and is active in religious education at St. Luke Church in Long Valley.


I am honored and excited to co-chair this years Cotillion, said Allen. We have a great committee in place and there is already a lot of excitement for this years event.


The Cotillion features live entertainment, a highly anticipated raffle drawing and a Silent Auction that includes a host of high-quality items such as unique sports memorabilia, jewelry, furs and other great merchandise and gift certificates.


As the fundraising arm of Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, the Foundation raises money throughout the year for new technology services and special building projects. Proceeds from this years Cotillion have been specifically earmarked for the development of a Low-risk Cardiac Catheterization and Vascular Laboratory at HRMC.


Everyone is welcome to attend the 17th Annual Harvest Cotillion for Health. For Cotillion ticket or sponsorship information, or for more details about the Hackettstown Regional Medical Center Foundation and how it can work for your benefit, please call the Foundation office, (908) 850-6876.