You are cordially invited to
Nurse of the Year Awards - Old Bridge

DATE: Wednesday, November 14, 2018  |  Time: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Grand Marquis
ADDRESS: 1550 U.S. 9, Old Bridge Township, NJ 08857

For more information contact Michelle Dobbs


On November 14th, join us for a cocktail hour, dinner and reception at Grand Marquis in Old Bridge.  This spectacular awards gala will highlight the nursing profession, recognize all the nurse nominees & finalists in 12 nursing categories and announce the recipients of the 2018 New Jersey Nurse of the Year Awards. 


More than 250 nurses were nominated for this year's Nurse of the Year Awards, across 12 destinct categories ranging from Advanced Practice to Women's Health. Applications were then reviewed and scored by high-ranking nurse leaders. Through this competitive process, 6 finalists within each category were determined. The March of Dimes is proud to announce and honor the 2018 Nurse of the Year finalists.

Ambassador Family

During the ceremony you will hear from Kaleena Berryman, whose son Jharid Smith, Jr. came into the world weighing just 1 pound, 5 ounces and had a slim chance of survival.  Five years later, Jharid does not walk or talk yet, but Kaleena has become her son's voice and an inspiration for other parents like her. 

Honorary Chair

Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt has represented New Jersey's 6th Legislative District since 2006, and is serving as this year's Honorary Chair.  She has been a staunch advocate for the working women and men of New Jersey, and has been the vanguard of key policy issues affecting New Jersey's middle-class and working families.  The Assemblywoman has been a leading champion of equal pay for women, and was the driving force behind New Jersey's law preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women.  In an effort to improve health care outcomes for new mothers in New Jersey, the Assemblywoman has advocated for the creation of a Maternal Mortality Review Commission which would be tasked with annually reviewing the rates and causes of maternal death, and to recommend improvements in maternal care. 


The March of Dimes celebrates nursing in the most meaningful way, through partnerships with hospitals, health care facilities, organizations, vendors and individuals. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our Nurse of the Year event, providing integration and civic engagement while playing tribute to nurses. We look forward to discussing your partnership with the March of Dimes.


Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.