Riverview Medical Center Foundation Brings Fireworks Back to the Navesink River on July 3

June 13, 2019

Riverview Medical Center Foundation Family Fireworks on the Navesink River

Family Fireworks on the Navesink Generously Hosted by the DiPiero Family

The Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Family Fireworks on the Navesink to support Riverview Medical Center Foundation. This annual event will again be held at the DiPiero home on the picturesque Navesink River, on Wednesday, July 3 at 6:30 p.m.

“Riverview Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the area, delivering top-notch care for our community, as affirmed by its recent achievement of a sixth consecutive ‘A’ rating from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety,” says Joseph Stampe, president and chief development officer, Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation. “Philanthropy plays a pivotal role in the medical center’s success. It helps to create new spaces for care, provide cutting-edge technology, train team members and enhance the patient experience. By attending this event, guests will ensure that our community continues to have access to the best care, close to home, while getting to learn more about the medical center and enjoy a fabulous fireworks display. We cannot thank the DiPieros enough for their continued support and commitment to philanthropy.”

A variety of food options, including food trucks, will be available at the event, and guests will enjoy inflatable rides and games, as well as a front row seat to the fireworks show, which kicks off at 9:30 p.m. Last year, more than 400 guests attended this family-friendly evening.

“Excitement surrounds this signature event,” says Steven Scopellite, chair of the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees. “Fireworks on the Navesink River are a time-honored tradition and being able to enjoy them while raising money for a great cause is an incredible feeling.”

“It’s a joy to host this event every year,” says Hilary DiPiero, event chair and Riverview Medical Center Foundation trustee. “It has continued to grow and attract new community members, many of whom leave with a commitment to support Riverview Medical Center. We hope that this year’s event will be even more successful than those of previous years.”

The funds raised from the Family Fireworks on the Navesink contribute to the Meridian Health Foundation’s Giving Heals campaign, which supports four important initiatives: strengthening oncology services, improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience and broadening clinical research and academic programs. More than $95 million has been raised toward a goal of $150 million to support Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties, including: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Bayshore Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center – Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center.

Reservations for the Family Fireworks on the Navesink are required. For additional information about sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets, please call Michelle Casserly at 732-751-5112 or visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/RMCFireworks.