Above, pictured, left to right: CJ Cannata, president and CEO, The Cannata Group LLC and The Cannata Report; Helen A. Cunning, senior vice president network development, foundation, Hackensack Meridian Health; Frank G. Cannata, founder, The Cannata Group; and Nancy K. Kennedy, director of development, John Theurer Cancer Center.
Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation has announced that The Cannata Report, the intelligence resource for business technology and imaging solutions resellers, has raised more than $130,000 and counting for Hackensack Meridian Health’s Circle of Compassion program at its virtual 35th Anniversary Awards & Charities Gala on Nov. 5.
The Circle of Compassion provides compassionate, timely and equitable financial assistance to team members affected by a disaster or personal monetary hardship. Built on the existing team member financial assistance programs available through two of the network’s philanthropic entities, Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation (Colleague to Colleague Fund) and Meridian Health Foundation (When in Need Fund), the Circle of Compassion program was developed in quick response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the financial health of team members throughout Hackensack Meridian Health.
The Cannata Report, a long-time supporter of Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation, has raised more than $1.1 million through its Annual Awards & Charities Gala throughout the years. Beginning in 2013, The Cannata Report raised funds in partnership with the V Foundation for Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation, and thereafter directly donated its event proceeds to benefit cancer research and patient care at Tackle Kids Cancer and John Theurer Cancer Center through memorial endowments.
“The incredible dedication of CJ and Frank Cannata at The Cannata Report through the years has been tremendous, and we remain truly grateful for their unyielding support,” said Helen A. Cunning, senior vice president network development, foundation, Hackensack Meridian Health. “As the year comes to an end, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague our health care heroes. For the past nine months, they have been on the frontlines to keep our patients and communities healthy and safe. We commend The Cannata Report on a most successful virtual gala and we are filled with gratitude for their decision to donate event proceeds to our Circle of Compassion in honor of our health care heroes.”
“We are committed to giving back and making a difference. Cause-related endeavors are an integral part of our company’s foundation, as instilled by our founder Frank G. Cannata. In recent years, it has been our privilege raising funds to assist with groundbreaking cancer and related research,” said CJ Cannata, president and CEO, The Cannata Group LLC and The Cannata Report. “This year, being unlike any other in modern history, we are especially grateful we can give back directly to frontline health care workers as they courageously continue to battle the unmatched COVID-19 pandemic. However, we certainly did not do this alone. We are indebted to the many generous business partners, subscribers and colleagues who contributed to our fundraising efforts and stand with us to honor the true heroes of this new era.”
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