SUPPORTING PROGRAMS THAT ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTS.
The AMI Foundation believes in partnering with organizations to help enhance the well-being and quality of life for community residents.
In 2003, the Foundation joined with the Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer and Heart Fund (RNS) to raise funds for local patients with cancer and heart disease. RNS is an “all volunteer organization” that provides funding for facilities and equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and heart disease for patients in Southeastern New Jersey. Since 1961, RNS has raised over $10 million to fund programs, services, and equipment purchases for hospitals in the region.
The Cancer Support Community NJ is another local organization that has made a significant and positive impact on our community, through the various programs and support groups offered. The organization provides both the social and emotional support needed for anyone touched by cancer.
In 2007, the Foundation extended its support of Gilda’s Club and committed to support the Noogieland program. Noogieland, named after the noogies that Bill Murray gave to Gilda Radner on Saturday Night Live, is both the program name and play area for children and teens. Noogieland is a support program for children, who are cancer survivors, and their families. It is a venue for children and their families to come together, talk about their cancer experience, and receive support from experienced counselors and other family members that are experiencing the same issues.