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A Night of Fun and Games to Benefit Runnells Specialized Hospital

Union County, NJ – Union County’s Runnells Specialized Hospital will be the beneficiary of the 2011 Casino Night fundraiser, sponsored by the Runnells Specialized Hospital Foundation. The popular annual event features a floor full of genuine casino games staffed by professional croupiers along with a tricky tray auction and prizes including a trip to Las Vegas and a flat panel plasma screen TV. Proceeds support the Foundation’s mission of adding extra touches of warmth and comfort to the Runnells facility, making a significant contribution to the wellness and recovery of patients and residents.

Casino Night will be held at Mt. Carmel Hall, 56 River Road, in Berkeley Heights on Friday, March 18, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person with a discounted price of $25 for seniors.

“The Freeholder Board is very proud to support Runnells Specialized Hospital, which is a premier health care facility and an invaluable public asset,” said Freeholder Chairman Deborah P. Scanlon. “The funds raised by Casino Night help ensure that our patients and residents enjoy a more comfortable, personal atmosphere than the typical health care facility can provide.”

Sponsorship opportunities for Casino Night are still available. Each sponsor is recognized with a sign promoting their organization or business. Individuals are also welcome to become sponsors.

To purchase tickets or to get more information about becoming a Casino Night sponsor, call 908-771-5803.

Tickets for Casino Night include $100 in “gaming money” along with free hors d’oeuvres, dessert and coffee. A cash bar is available, and additional gaming money may be purchased. The evening’s finale is a tricky tray auction, and attendees then use their winnings to purchase chances at their favorite prizes.

“Casino Night is a fun way to help support the RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital Foundation,” said Union County Freeholder Mohamed S. Jalloh, RUNNELLS liaison. “This organization is part of the thriving volunteer network that makes Runnells such a special resource for Union County residents.”

The Foundation’s recent projects include plans for refurbishing the facility’s nursing care courtyard to include new trees, pavers and other landscaping. The plans also include a permanent shade canopy over the center area, to make the courtyard more attractive and usable for residents, patients and visitors.  Other projects include redecorating the lobby, and providing personal computers and televisions for residents and patients.

For Casino Night tickets and sponsorship information, call 908-771-5803.


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