Letter to our Friends

Letter to our Friends

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, on May 12th we celebrated our Fifth Anniversary at our Annual SMGF Gala and Auction at The Grove in Cedar Grove, NJ. The event honored two of our outstanding oncologists in the Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Kenneth Adler and Dr. Michael Wax, and featured special guest, Seth Meyers (Late Night: Seth Meyers). With nearly 800 guests, the Gala is the Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year, raising $1.35 Million. Every dollar raised – whether it’s a $25 donation or $1 million – makes an impact on the programming we’re able to provide to the underserved in our community, to youth pursuing careers in healthcare, and to cancer patients and their families.

We are so excited about the recent opening of the Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Center in Florham Park. As a result of this partnership, patients at Summit Medical Group Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center can receive the best treatment for their type of cancer with no need to travel. Patients at the new center will have access to the most advanced cancer treatments available, and the Foundation will be there every step of the way to provide care, comfort and compassion to patients as they journey through their cancer treatment. From free, healthy lunch options for patients going through chemotherapy, to music, animal and art therapy throughout the cancer center, we are looking forward to expanding our program offerings to continue to provide needed support.

Finally, we are excited to be announcing our Next Generation Scholarship winners very shortly – stay tuned!

At SMGF, we’re taking a direct, leadership role in improving the health and wellness of the underserved in our communities. Thank you for your support in helping us fulfill our mission.


Joe Finocchiaro
Executive Director, Summit Medical Group Foundation
e: jfinocchiaro@smg-foundation.org
p: 908.277.8788