Impact Stories

Impact Stories

A gift to the Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey is a gift that improves lives.

The Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of patients and their families in New Jersey.

The impact of philanthropy is powerful. Watch some of our most recent impact stories below!

To discover how you can join the Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey in making an impact in New Jersey, contact us or call 856-566-2008

The Inspiration Behind the Maressa Center for MS Wellness

The Maressa family is no stranger to life with multiple sclerosis, a progressive autoimmune disease that presents with a wide range of symptoms. In 1994, Julian Maressa, DO, received his diagnosis, which he kept to himself for many years. 

Over the years, Julian, his brothers Joseph Maressa Jr. and Anthony, and his sister JoLynne, have learned how essential stress reduction is in managing the disease. With this in mind, Joseph envisioned an innovative, comforting, and educational program in which anyone with MS, and their caretakers, could come and spend the day with people who walk similar paths in life.


Your Gifts Make a Difference - Patients Assistance Fund Testimonials

Grateful Patient - Jefferson Washington Township Hospital

Survivors Day 5K



Pris-Zippity Fund Supports the Jefferson Health New Jersey Dialysis Units

2018 Gala – Proceeds Benefiting Critical Care Services and Technology for the Breast Cancer Program

2017 Gala - Proceeds Benefiting Neuroscience & Stroke Program

2016 Gala - Proceeds Benefiting the Lung Cancer Program