“CareOne is hopefully an example to others of what it means to be involved in business and community. You have to be involved in both to be successful,” – Daniel Straus, CareOne CEO
Fort Lee, NJ (PRWEB)
June 14, 2017
CareOne, a premier family-owned healthcare company with more than 29 facilities throughout New Jersey, celebrated a magical evening with Make-A-Wish New Jersey on Thursday, June 8. The evening celebrated the charitable efforts of CareOne’s CEO Daniel Straus and Executive Vice President Elizabeth Straus, as they were the joint recipients of the Make-A-Wish New Jersey 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award. Further, the entire CareOne organization was recognized as Corporation of the Year. This recognition came as a result of CareOne’s 200 Wishes fundraiser that took place at the Prudential Center in February 2017.
Make-A-Wish New Jersey hosted its annual Gala at the Samuel & Josephine Plumeri Wishing Place in Monroe Township on Thursday June 8th.The signature event is the organization’s largest fundraiser event of the year, raising funds to support their mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
“Thursday evening was about three things,” shared Tom Weatherall, President & Chief Executive Officer for Make-A-Wish New Jersey. “First, it was about thanking friends like CareOne and Daniel and Lizzy Straus for their extraordinary charitable efforts on our behalf earlier this year. Second, this is our signature fundraising event of the year, raising the vital funds needed for our upcoming busiest season, the summertime, when we will grant 50 percent of an entire year of wishes. And thirdly, it was a celebration of our seemingly simple, but oh-so-powerful mission.”
Spearheaded by the Straus family and CareOne, February’s 200 Wishes Fundraiser attracted more than 1,000 attendees. The Prudential Center was transformed into a candy-land themed wonderland for the day and demonstrated CareOne’s commitment to the power of caring, giving, and hope in helping to strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions.