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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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!
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.
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.