Maplewood Doctor to be Honored by American Cancer Society
The Starry Night Gala will honor Doctors Leah Gendler and Brian Glatt
Dr. Leah Gendler of Maplewood is one of two doctors who will be honored for their work with cancer patients at the Two Doctors from Morristown Medical American Cancer Society Starry Night Gala on Saturday, May 12.
The fifth annual American Cancer Society Starry Night Gala honors Gendler and Dr. Brian Glatt, both distinguished surgeons from Morristown Medical Center who have devoted their careers to helping treat patients with cancer.
Gendler is a board-certified surgeon specializing in benign and malignant breast disease. Glatt is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast reconstruction surgery. The two doctors frequently confer on cases, and often work as a team treating patients undergoing breast cancer surgery.
Nominated by their own patients, the doctors are being recognized for their
expertise, compassion and deep commitment to patient care on Saturday evening, May 12 at the Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, NJ.
At the Starry Night Kick-Off Cocktail Reception, Gendler remarked: “The American Cancer Society has been a partner in my practice every step of the way, helping my patients on their personal cancer journeys from the moment of diagnosis, through surgery, treatment, and recovery.”
Glatt added “we are so very honored and flattered to be recognized by this incredible organization. Both Dr. Gendler and I work on the front lines of this fight against cancer daily, and see the tangible benefits that our patients receive as a result of the efforts, supportive programs, and good work done by the American Cancer Society. I know we both look forward to helping make this year’s Starry Night Gala event the most successful one yet.”
This year’s Gala will feature funnyman Jay Thomas as the Master of Ceremonies, and include dinner, dancing, a live and silent auction, and an opportunity for guests to contribute funds in memory of their loved ones by purchasing “Stars of Hope” candles. The lighted candles will flank the long and winding driveway of the Hamilton Farm Golf Club, and become a powerful visual reminder of what this fight is really all about.
Chairperson Barbara Ann Sellinger is optimistic that corporations, sponsors and individuals will prove even more generous than in previous years. This year's sponsors include: Atlantic Health System, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Avis Budget Charitable Foundation, Frank P. Diassi, Chairman, Unicorn HRO, Hal and Kathy Kamine, Creative Color Lithographers and Jack Daniels Motors. The Daily Record newspaper is the media sponsor for the Starry Night Gala event.
“Through my work with the Starry Night Gala, I have learned that we are all
connected to the fight against cancer and survivorship in some way,” said
Sellinger. “This Gala highlights the importance of the American Cancer Society, and its vital meaning to millions of people involved in the fight against cancer, and underscores what the organization really means when it calls itself ‘The official sponsor of birthdays.’ Starry Night is an opportunity to help others in every way that we can.”
To purchase tickets to the Starry Night Gala and view the live and silent auction items online click here.
For additional information contact: Nancy Marino, Director of Distinguished
Events, American Cancer Society T. (973) 285-8039, firstname.lastname@example.org.