Our Mission

About Our Foundation

The Minette Grosso McKenna Angel Foundation was founded in 2004, a year after Minette passed away from breast cancer.

Her courage, strength and determination during her ten year battle inspired many and was the inspiration for our Foundation. The Foundation, through its Board of Trustees and volunteers, works tirelessly to carry on Minette’s legacy.

As a nurse, Minette devoted herself to those in her care. She continued that dedication by offering assistance and support to other cancer patients throughout her own battle. She was involved in many breast cancer organizations helping to raise much needed funding for research, education, screening and treatment.

The Foundation has 501(c)(3) non-profit status and is registered with the State of New Jersey.

Our Mission

The mission, to keep the spirit of Minette alive by supporting breast cancer patients and survivors, continues. We provide assistance to those in treatment, support research and promote breast health awareness, which is vital to saving lives. We offer scholarships to nursing students at Seton Hall University’s College of Nursing, a scholarship to a High School Senior from Verona entering the medical field, placing a priority on nursing majors, and an Impact Scholarship to a High School Senior who has been affected by breast cancer.

Because of You

A glimpse of your dollars at work...

The Minette Grosso McKenna Angel Foundation provides assistance to those in treatment, supports research and promotes breast cancer awareness by delivering to patients, and their families, gift cards to local supermarkets, restaurants and movie theaters. They offer home cleaning services, gas cards, flowers and, feel good services such as manicures and

Minette’s Angels Foundation offers scholarships to nursing students at Seton Hall University’s College of Nursing, a scholarship to a High School Senior from Verona entering the medical field, placing a priority of nursing majors and, an Impact Scholarship to a High School Senior who has been affected by breast

During the month of October, the Foundation distributes “pink awareness” sports related items to their local football, volleyball, soccer and tennis

The Foundation purchased specialized, state of the art, wheelchairs for use by patients undergoing treatment at the Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas Medical The wheelchairs include anti-microbial comfort cushions, IV-IVAC telescoping pole and oxygen tank holders.

Minette’s Angels Foundation has enhanced the quality of the patient’s experience at the Center for Breast Health and Disease Management at RWJBarnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center by providing light weight cotton robes offering style, comfort and calming effects.

The Foundation has granted funds to Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Lymphedema Program which provides compression garments to patients suffering from lymphedema as a result of breast cancer surgery or radiation therapy. Such garments are crucial in helping breast cancer survivors regain mobility, function, and independence.

Minette’s Angels Foundation has provided funds to Comfort Project 360 in partnership with Saint Barnabas Medical Center to enhance patient comfort and well-being through meaningful renovations, important programs and amenities.

The Foundation has sponsored Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s “Fashion for the Pink Crusade” with proceeds benefiting the breast program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and RWJBarnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center.

Minette’s Angels Foundation has granted funds to Trinitas’ Comprehensive Cancer Center to support the cost of items needed for breast cancer patients undergoing treatment at their breast Funds will be used for wigs, lymphedema sleeves and gloves, mastectomy bras and prosthesis.

The Foundation has enhanced the quality of the patient’s experience at the Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center by supporting the renovation of one of the 23 private Infusion Rooms in their Infusion Each Infusion Room will be updated and modernized to create a more comfortable, healing environment for patients and their families.

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.

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Meet Minette Grosso McKenna

The Minette Grosso McKenna Angel Foundation was founded in 2004, a year after Minette passed away from breast cancer.

Her courage, strength and determination during her ten year battle was the inspiration for our Foundation. The Foundation, through its Board of Trustees and volunteers, works tirelessly to carry on Minette’s legacy.

As a nurse, Minette devoted herself to those in her care. She continued that dedication by offering assistance and support to other cancer patients throughout her own battle. She was involved in many breast cancer organizations helping to raise much needed funding for research, education, screening and treatment.

The Foundation has 501(c)(3) non-profit status and is registered with the State of New Jersey.

Board of Directors

Kenneth McKenna

President & Founder

Michele Kiernan

Vice President

Karen Lavery

Secretary

Patricia Farley

Treasurer

Alex Graziano

Board Attorney

Patty Bishop

Board Member

Suzy Loth

Board Member

Bryan McKenna

Board Member

Rita Mughetto

Board Member

Judith Prestifilippo

Board Member

Gary Stetz, CPA

Board Member

Marianne Grosso

Emeritus

Breast Cancer Information

Approximately 240,000 will be diagnosed with breast cancer every year, with an estimated 40,000 losing their battle annually.

The two greatest risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a female) and age (growing older).

It is more important than ever to know the facts about breast cancer – being informed and aware of how to minimize your risk is the best way to fight the disease.

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Please keep in mind, in accordance with The Foundations mission, we are only able to assist current breast cancer patients or those who have recently completed treatment.

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