Two prominent members of the Bloomfield community are to be honored at this year’s Project Heartbeat Dinner Dance.
At the Sept. 20 event, Bloomfield Township Councilwoman Peggy O’Boyle Dunigan will be named woman of the year and Bloomfield High School Principal Christopher Jennings will be honored as Principal of the year.
The 48th annual Project Heartbeat Dinner Dance takes place September 20 at the Mayfair Farms Restaurant in West Orange and includes a cocktail hour, dinner and a live orchestra.
Joining Dunigan and Jennings as honorees are: “Man of the Year” Passaic County Sewerage Executive Director Michael DeFrancisci; “Judiciary Award” winner U.S. District Court Judge Jose Linares; “Physician of the Year, Clara Maass Medical Center Director Of Cardiology Fadi N. Chaaban, M.D.; and “Community Service Award” winner Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin.
Verona couple John and Marion Crecco launched the Foundation in 1964 to support the Columbus Hospital Cardiac Care Unit. They have since raised over a million dollars to local hospitals for cardiac care equipment, including emerging technologies such as Cystic Fibrosis ambulatory equipment, dialysis machines and defibrillators for the police and emergency teams, which have saved countless lives.
John Crecco, has sponsored hundreds of little league and youth teams, soccer, basketball, and girls softball teams as well. The John Crecco Athletic Club had 38 annual Jr. Olympic Track and Field Meets, where thousands of medals were given to its proud recipients, some of whom went on to win state championships and will support an upcoming fall Jr. Olympic track meet.
Information for purchasing tickets can be obtained by calling 973-857-1925, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting the website www.johnicreccofoundation.com.