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Twigs are a branch of the Women's Association of Morristown Medical Center, and a great way to become involved. Each Twig, with the support of the Women's Association, plans and executes fundraisers or service projects of their own choosing within the mission of the Association.

If you are interested in joining a Twig, just email one of the Twig chairs below. You needn't reside in the same geographical area as other Twig members - the only requirement to join any Twig is a shared interest in volunteering.

2015-2016 TWIG CHAIRS


Gayle Khoury
email:  gayle.khoury@gmail.com




This large group of over 50 members reside mainly in Chatham. Membership meetings are held twice a year. Members are active at Goryeb Children's Hospital, The Valerie Center and Carol Simon Cancer Center on a monthly basis. This Twig typically holds two fundraisers per year - their signature events include Yoga in the Garden and Cinco de Abril.

Samantha Ekert        sekert@msn.com
Amy Crandall            anbc@optonline.net


Members generally reside in Convent Station.  This Twig's fundraisers include vendor sales at Morristown Medical Center and dinner parties.  The members also have a strong volunteer presence throughout the hospital.

Gale Carlin                 galecarlin911@yahoo.com
Elizabeth Smith          njsmudgers@aol.com


Members generally reside in Harding Township.  They predominantly focus on family friendly events to raise funds in support of the Emergency Department.

Linda Kearns               lkearns17@yahoo.com
Nanette DiTosto           nanette@dbxcom.com


The KNITTING WITH LOVE TWIG was formed in January of 2012 inspired by the successful KNIT WITH LOVE fundraiser. The members are a group of women who love to knit and crochet. They meet monthly in the Women’s Association conference room to create colorful blankets that are donated to patients in the Goryeb Children’s Hospital. The twig also sponsors vendor sales, the proceeds from which support the Child Life Program at the Goryeb Hospital.

Vera Gidsoldi                 egisoldi@optonline.net
C. Merry LeBlond           cmerry24@comcast.net


Members predominantly reside in Madison and Chatham.  In addition to small fundraisers, this Twig helps to decorate MMC for the holidays.

Carol Conger Vellekamp     carolconger75@gmail.com
Patti Wood                         wood_keith@msn.com




Sheryl Mychalowych   sheryl.myc@gmail.com
Tracey Redling            tracey@asimpledaisy.com


Members generally reside in the Spring Brook section of Morris Township, but include members from throughout Morris County. They focus on fundraising and providing volunteer service to Goryeb Children's Hospital, with an emphasis on families with children in the NICU and PICU.

Debra Rose Bednarski      debraroos@gmail.com


How to Form a New Twig

Twigs are a branch of the Women's Association of Morristown Medical Center  Each Twig supports the Women's Association mission to promote quality healthcare within the community through service projects and fundraising in support of Morristown Medical Center.

The genesis of a Twig is generally a group of women having the common goal of supporting Morristown Medical Center while gathering with friends and neighbors.  These community-based groups meet regularly in members' homes to both socialize and plan activities.  Meetings take place at the date, time, location and frequency of the group's design.  Many Twigs meet once monthly between September and June.

Each Twig, with the support of the Women's Association, plans and executes fundraisers or service projects of their own choosing within the mission of the Association.  Some past Twig service projects include: decorating the Hospital and Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute for the holidays, providing spring baskets for pediatric patients at the community clinics, providing meals for families of patients and fabricating procedure dolls for pediatric patients.  Twigs have held a variety of fundraising events including vendor sales, art sales, road rallies, themed parties and auctions.  Twig groups direct their fundraising proceeds to the Medical Center equipment, program or project of their choice through the Women's Association.

For more information or assistance with forming a Twig in your area, please contact:

Twig General Chairman, Gayle Khoury -  gayle.khoury@gmail.com.