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Thursday, September 12, 2013 - CentraState Hosts Wine Tasting Benefit for MS Center



For release: August 1, 2013

Contact:  Karen Lippai, Public Relations/Marketing (732) 294-7080


CentraState hosts wine tasting benefit for MS Center


FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP—CentraState Healthcare Foundation will host its twelfth annual multiple sclerosis fundraiser “An Evening in the Vineyards” on Friday, September 20, 2013.  The event will be held 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 West Main Street. Proceeds will support the Linda E. Cardinale Multiple Sclerosis Center, now the largest and most comprehensive such center in New Jersey.

The Linda E. Cardinale MS Center was developed jointly with CentraState Medical Center and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New Jersey Metro Chapter with the support of Vito Cardinale of Cardinale Enterprises in honor of his wife, Linda. The comprehensive regional center provides diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and support for patients with MS and their families and also offers a MS Wellness Program, which was modeled after the highly regarded programs of USC and UCLA. The Center treats more than 700 patients per year.

At the event, CentraState will honor Joseph DiMattina, CEO, JBL Trinity Group, Ltd. and the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation. The Cardinale family, Vito of Jackson and daughters Amanda of NYC and Crystal of Marlboro, will once again chair the benefit with help from Robert Bruno and Maria Good of Prestige Plumbers, Staten Island, NY. 

The event will feature more than 70 fine wines from around the world, craft beers and unique spirits, all coordinated by Max’s Beer, Wine and Liquor with catering by Great Restaurants, Freehold. Tickets cost $150 per person, and sponsorship packages range from $500 to $7,500. Last year’s event drew 600 people and raised more than $196,000. For more information, call the Foundation at (732) 294-7099 or visit www.centrastatefoundation.org.

CentraState Healthcare System is a non-profit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a charitable foundation and a Family Medicine Residency Program. In addition, CentraState is a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Network and an affiliate of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey.