In support of the nonprofit Morristown Medical Center
and Goryeb Children's Hospital

Making an Impact: Carol G. Simon Cancer Center celebrates 25 years of advancing cancer care

The family of the late Carol G. Simon knew the significance of building a program where multidisciplinary cancer care was available to the community in one location. Carol was a cancer patient and had to travel to multiple locations, including New York City, for her ongoing medical treatments, which exhausted her.

A few years after her passing, Carol’s husband, the late William E. Simon, made a lead gift to seed a comprehensive cancer care program at Morristown Medical Center, and the community didn’t hesitate to support the vision.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years, but I know my mom would think that what Carol G. Simon Cancer Center offers to the community today is wonderful,” said J. Peter Simon, former chair of the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center Board of Trustees and current board member. “Morristown is a remarkably supportive, loving and caring community. People want to help. They recognize the great patient care and are so grateful it leads them to want to give back.”

Ranked among the best programs in New Jersey, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center is a destination for award-winning clinical excellence, advanced therapies, groundbreaking clinical trials and unparalleled patient-centered care in a healing environment.

Along with the Simon family, lead donors – including the Gagnon Family Foundation, the F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc. and Honorary Foundation Trustees Les and Eileen Quick – have been eager to support ongoing expansion and modernization efforts throughout the years.

“What distinguishes Carol G. Simon Cancer Center is that we recruit top medical, surgical and radiation oncology specialists from the leading academic centers nationwide to augment our cancer care team,” said Eric D. Whitman, MD, system medical director, Atlantic Health System Cancer Care and director, Atlantic Melanoma Center. “Together, they create innovative, personalized and compassionate clinical practices that take cancer care to the next level, helping us to sustain healthier communities.”

A relentless spirit of giving trademarks this unique philanthropic culture that is carried through every new project. “Everyone who supports Carol G. Simon Cancer Center is incredibly generous,” said Peter. “I am more and more impressed as the years go on. The giving never stops — it’s constant.”

Contribute to Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

Carol G. Simon Cancer Center is positioned for excellence and will excel in its ability to meet community needs well into the future with donor leadership of this magnitude and loyalty.

To inquire about ways to join with your support, please reach out to Lisa Duff, foundation officer, at 973-593-2405 or

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