Contact Us

Tie a Ribbon in the Battle Against Cancer in Long Branch

Roll out Ribbons Campaign, By E. Brennan Monmouth Medical Center

Folks who visit the beach in Long Branch will get a visual reminder of the ongoing fight against cancer. Monmouth Medical Center has just launched its ‘Roll Out The Ribbons Campaign’ along the boardwalk.

Roll out Ribbons Campaign, By E. Brennan Monmouth Medical Center

Portia Lagmay-Fuentes, with the Leon Hess Cancer Center, says the community will be encouraged to write a personal message on purple ribbons to tie along the ‘Promenade of Hope’ to symbolize a united front in the fight against all cancers.

“They will tie in a purple ribbon to say anything you want. To acknowledge your loved one, or a friend or a family member. You will tie the ribbon on a promenade and it will look like little flags waving in the wind.”

Organizers say the roll out the ribbons campaign also strives to educate the public about early detection and prevention.

As a nurse working in the field of Oncology for 18 years, Lagmay-Fuentes says she’s seen better medicines to treat patients going through chemotherapy. She says the cancer survival rate is also increasing.

“It’s exciting that we’re actually celebrating life. It’s not ‘okay, lets identify all the cancers.’ we’re also identifying those patients that survived the cancers, they’re still here. Lets celebrate them.”

Lagmay-Fuentes says they’ll also be working with local businesses to prominently display campaign posters, provide free ribbons and a donation collection canister near the cash register.

She says free ribbons can also be obtained online at www.rollouttheribbons.com.

 

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wobm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!