METUCHEN, N.J. (June 5, 2013) – Members of the Rutgers University men’s baseball team visited The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital on Friday, May 31, to donate more than $6,000 in support of childhood blood and cancer programs at the hospital. Rutgers players raised more than $13,000 for those charitable goals by shaving their heads after a home game held early last month against the University of Connecticut. The remainder of the funds was given to the Vs. Cancer Foundation, which is dedicated to saving children’s lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving childhood cancer treatments.
Pictured are: standing, left to right, Rutgers players Nathaniel Roe (Plainfield, N.J.), Rob Smorol (Clark, N.J.), Steve Zavala (Randolph, N.J.) and Tyler Gebler (Toms River, N.J.); kneeling, players Rob Corsi (Oceanport, N.J.), Jeff Melillo (Annandale, N.J.), patient Leila Hunter, 7, of Trenton, patient Cody Enos, 19, of Flemington, and player Sam Hasty (Brooklyn, N.Y.). Each is holding an autographed baseball signed by the players for children in the hospital.
Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Saint Peter’s University Hospital is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in geriatrics, oncology, orthopedics, women’s services and ambulatory care.
The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including pediatric cardiology through its affiliation with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine, and is a regional medical campus of Drexel University College of Medicine. Saint Peter’s also sponsors residency programs in radiology and orthopedic surgery in affiliation with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical.