Community Medical Center once again has put signs up at the beach entrances in the township's Ortley Beach section reminding sun-seekers to slather on some suntan lotion before taking in the rays. In exchange for the banner space, Barnabas Health, Community's parent company, has donated $5,000 to the township's lifeguards.
“Community Medical Center is proud to work with the Township of Toms River to help make the beaches accessible to the public,” said Stephanie L. Bloom, President and Chief Executive Officer for
Community Medical Center, in a statement. “We firmly believe in giving back to the community, and as the beaches are so
important to area residents, we consider it at a privilege to help. We are also dedicated to promoting health and
wellness, and these banners are a way of reminding everyone on the beach about the importance of sun safety.”
This is the second year in a row Barnabas gave $5,000 to the lifeguards.
“With last years’ donation, we were able to buy a trailer that transports our surf rescue kayaks and surf rescue boards to transport them between the lifeguard houses,” said Jared Tate, Director of Recreation for Toms River Township. “This year, we will probably use the money to purchase a new quad. The vehicle can cover much ground on the beach and will greatly assist in making rescues between the North and South beaches."