Bottino Cancer Foundation Donates $150,000 to Cancer Care Programs

Members of the Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation present a check for $150,000 to Inspira Health Foundation and Jefferson Health New Jersey’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township representatives during a ceremony held Wednesday, December 4, at the Bottino’s ShopRite store of Vineland. From left: Tom Bottino, Liz Papa, Jim Bottino, Bill Bottino, Jr. and Pat Bottino.

Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation (BBCF) representatives held a check presentation ceremony to provide a $150,000 donation to two area cancer care organizations, the Inspira Health Foundation and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township at Jefferson Health in New Jersey. The $150,000 in donated funds were raised during this year’s annual events that included the third annual Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation’s Golf Tournament and the Bottino’s Purse Bingo event.

“We are again very proud to donate one of our biggest donations ever,” Bill Bottino, Jr., president of the Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation, stated. “Since the Bottino family has been involved with the two cancer foundations, formerly the Barbara Cook Cancer Foundation, which became the Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation when our family took over, we have donated almost $1.2 million. Thank you to everyone who has been involved and for all the help over the years with our fundraising events. We couldn’t have done it without your dedication and hours of volunteering.”

“The Inspira Health Foundation is honored to receive such generous support from the Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation,” noted Jessica Kowal, chief development officer, Inspira Health noted. “Their fundamental desire to cure cancer and assist patients at Inspira is an inspiration. As we continue to provide leading-edge cancer care for our community, we are proud to have philanthropic partners such as the Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation.”

Donations from the Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation support patients’ medical care, as well as provide assistance for essential, non-medical bills such as electric and gas. In 2019 alone, 106 Inspira patients have received funds. Since inception, we have partnered with the Foundation to provide nearly $100,000 in assistance. These funds enable us to do so much good work for patients in our community, directly contributing to patient peace of mind as they go through their cancer journey.”