The Somerset nonprofit, which has been supporting most cancers sufferers and their households for over 20 years, was based by the Nardoni household to honor the Readington Township resident who died in 2001 on the age of 32 after a five-year battle with Hodgkin’s illness, and carries on the legacy and “carpe diem” spirit of its namesake.
Since 2002, the Paul R. Nardoni Basis has donated greater than $625,000 to RWJUH Somerset. The inspiration’s generosity helped fund the Paul R. Nardoni Oncology Pavilion (“Paul’s Place”), a 35-bed inpatient unit on the hospital, and the Steeplechase Most cancers Middle, a state-of-the-art outpatient facility positioned on the hospital’s campus. The inspiration’s Particular Wants Fund has additionally offered greater than $50,000 in help to most cancers sufferers on the Steeplechase Most cancers Middle.
Proceeds from the merger will assist “Paul’s Place” at RWJUH Somerset.
With the merger of the 2 foundations, Ellen Nardoni, Paul Nardoni’s spouse and a founding trustee of the Paul R. Nardoni Basis, will be part of the Somerset Well being Care Basis’s board of trustees in 2023, the place she is going to proceed to champion Paul Nardoni’s legacy.
“For the previous 20 years, now we have been proud to associate with the Paul R. Nardoni Basis to boost the companies we offer to most cancers sufferers and their households, from guaranteeing that sufferers and their households have snug in a single day lodging to serving to sufferers with most cancers pay for remedy, utilities, groceries and different family bills,” mentioned Paul Hubert, chair of the Somerset Well being Care Basis’s board of trustees. “We’re excited to welcome them to the Somerset Well being Care Basis and proceed to advance most cancers care in central New Jersey.”
Roseann Nardoni, Paul Nardoni’s mom and chairman of the inspiration, added: “We’re proud that Somerset Well being Care Basis will proceed to assist the group by delivering higher affected person experiences and help to those that want monetary assist whereas coping with most cancers. It’s a pure subsequent step for us to mix assets to make sure this assist transferring ahead. We’re thrilled that Ellen will symbolize our mission and protect the ‘Carpe Diem’ legacy impressed by Paul.”