Scholarship Honoring Nursing Alumna Awarded to Sophomore

Seton Hall University’s College of Nursing is pleased to announce that the 2021 Minette’s Angels Foundation Scholarship has been awarded to Stephanie Martinez, a sophomore nursing student from Parsippany, New Jersey.

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Real Panthers Wear Pink Minette’s Angels Foundation Walk

On October 21st, 2021, Minette’s Angels held the Real Panthers Wear Pink Minette’s Angels Foundation Walk! 100% of all proceeds raised benefit Minette’s Angels.


2021 Scholarship Recipients

In keeping with part of our mission, Minette’s Angels Foundation is proud to announce our 2021 Scholarship Recipients:
GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP: Madison Nigro (Verona High School) and Kristen Brown (Verona High School)
IMPACT SCHOLARSHIP: Garret Diegnan (Columbia High School) and Sinclaire Infusino (Verona High School)

Minette’s Angels Foundation Scholarship Aids Nursing Students

Seton Hall University’s College of Nursing is pleased to announce that the 2020 Minette’s Angels Foundation Scholarship has been awarded to Elizabeth Bishop, a sophomore nursing student.

After hearing she received the award, Elizabeth said, “This scholarship is such a blessing. My younger sister will be beginning college next year, so receiving this scholarship will help alleviate some of the financial burden on my parents, which I am extremely grateful for.”

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Minette’s Angels Featured on CNBC

Ken McKenna, president and founder of Minette’s Angels, recently talked to CNBC about how the Foundation is continuing to help breast cancer patients despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are seeing greater need, people who are struggling, emotionally and financially,” explains McKenna. “It was a huge thing for us and put us in a position where we can still follow our mission for a while and not struggle and not have to worry about cutting back on things.”

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Minette’s Angels Receives $1,000 From Investors Foundation

Minette’s Angels Foundation received an Investors Foundation grant for $1,000 to continue its mission of supporting breast cancer patients and survivors.

Pictured is Ken McKenna, President and Founder of Minette’s Angels and Susanna Allegretta, Investors Savings Bank Assistant Vice President and Montclair Branch Manager.


Minette’s Angels Foundation has provided funds to the Center for Breast Health at RWJBarnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center to enhance the breast health of medically underserved women by providing mammograms at no cost to said patients.

Ken McKenna, President and Founder of Minette’s Angels Foundation presents a $20,000 check to M. Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS, Medical Director at The Center for Breast Health and Disease Management at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center.











Impact Scholarship Award Winners

The newly created Impact Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating High School Senior in Northern New Jersey that has been directly impacted by breast cancer (i.e. family member previously treated, currently undergoing treatment, or passed away due to breast cancer).

The 2019 recipients are:

Kelly Belarmino, Whippany High School

Erin Morris, Kinnelon High School

Congratulations, Kelly and Erin! We wish you the best of luck as you head off to college!

Foundation’s Check Presentation to Saint Barnabas Medical Center

On December 10, 2018, Minette’s Angels Foundation was proud to present a $35,000 check to Saint Barnabas Medical Center to enhance the quality of the patient’s experience at the Cancer Center by supporting the renovation of one of the 23 private Infusion Rooms in their Infusion Center in memory of Minette McKenna. Each room will be updated and modernized to create a more comfortable, healing environment for patients and their families.

From L to R: Dr. Michael Scoppetuolo, Chief Medical Officer, Saint Barnabas Medical Center Cancer Center; Patty Bishop, Minette’s Angels Foundation board member; Louis LaSalle, Senior VP of Corporate External Affairs, Saint Barnabas Medical Center; Ken McKenna, President and Founder of Minette’s Angels Foundation; Michelle Kiernan, Vice President of Minette’s Angels Foundation

Foundation’s Check Presentation to Trinitas Regional Medical Center

On November 21, 2018, Minette’s Angels Foundation presented Trinitas Health Foundation with an additional gift of $10,000 to support the cost of items needed for breast cancer patients undergoing treatment at their Comprehensive Cancer Center. Funds will be used for wigs, lymphedema sleeves and gloves, mastectomy bras and prosthesis and food gift cards.

From L to R: Rita Mughetto, Minette’s Angels Foundation board member; Nadine Brechner, Chief Development Officer and Vice President, Trinitas Health Foundation; Ken McKenna, President and Founder, Minette’s Angels Foundation; Karen Lavery, Minette’s Angels Secretary

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