COOKING EXTRAVAGANZA FEATURING JERSEY FRESH PRODUCE TO BENEFIT HOSPITAL

August 21, 2014

(BRIDGEWATER, NJ) ― Barry’s Appliance & TV of Bridgewater will host a Cooking Extravaganza featuring Jersey Fresh produce on Wednesday, Sept. 3 to benefit Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s Steeplechase Cancer Center in Somerville.

Presented in conjunction with Somerset Health Care Foundation and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Jersey Fresh Program, the event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at 565 Union Ave. (Route 28) in Bridgewater.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s executive chef Peter Pascale will conduct live cooking demonstrations and tastings of four healthy recipes featuring Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables. New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher and Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Al Murray will answer questions about the Jersey Fresh program and highlight Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s efforts to promote the use of Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables in patient meals and through its summer farmer’s market. Barry’s Appliance & TV is the first independently owned retail business outside of the produce industry that has partnered with Jersey Fresh.

Melick’s Town Farm will have Jersey Fresh produce available. The first 250 guests will receive a free gift bag. Light refreshments will be available.

Participants may purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes. Prizes include items donated by General Electric, Bosch Home Appliances, Electrolux Home Appliances, Miele, Big Green Egg and more. Raffle tickets may be purchased in advance for $20 by calling Barry’s Appliance at 732-805-9513 or Somerset Health Care Foundation at 908-685-2885. The raffle drawing will be held on October 1 at 12:30 p.m. in the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset Cafeteria.

“As a small business owner, I like to support the people who support me,” said Barry Goldan, owner of Barry’s Appliance & TV. “I know that almost every customer who has shopped in my store has been touched in some way by cancer – either they themselves have personally had cancer or they have a family member, neighbor, friend or colleague with the disease. This fundraiser gives me the opportunity to give back to the community that I serve.”

“The Steeplechase Cancer Center allows Central New Jersey cancer patients to see their doctors, undergo treatment and participate in promising cancer research studies close to home,” said Paul Huegel, president of Somerset Health Care Foundation, which supports Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. “We are grateful to Barry’s Appliance & TV for helping support our cancer program and our efforts to expand our services to meet our community’s growing needs.”

The Steeplechase Cancer Center which opened in 2007, houses radiation therapy services, infusion therapy, breast imaging services, lung cancer screening, gynecologic oncology services, a clinical research team, oncology rehabilitation, oncologists’ and surgeons’ offices, complementary medicine services, nutritional counseling, patient navigator services, a patient resource library and the Sanofi US Wellness Boutique. For more information about the Steeplechase Cancer Center, visit www.steeplechasecancercenter.com.

Barry’s Appliance &TV, family owned and operated since 1988, offers a wide selection of appliances and electronics from the most trusted brands as well as service and parts. For more information, visit www.barrysappliance.com or call 732-805-9513.

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