Operation Bling Foundation's mission is to bring cheer and pleasure to cancer patients by giving them sparkling jewels free of charge during their cancer journey.
The foundation provides, for free, an assortment of sterling silver cubic zirconium rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets to oncology patients to choose from and keep forever. These jewels bring pleasure and smiles to those undergoing a cancer journey.
Patients can be "blinged" at any time during their cancer journey... when they are first diagnosed OR during treatment when they need an encouraging moment on a rough day OR they just got good news OR to celebrate their last day of treatment - their graduation. Women, men and children cancer patients are blinged in area hospitals, oncology centers and homes.
Patients are blinged by our volunteer Bling Angels, a varied bunch: oncology social workers, chemo nurses, radiation techs, patient liaisons or hospital volunteers specifically designated for blinging. To oncology departments in area hospitals or cancer centers, OBF donates leatherette boxes filled with sterling silver cubic zirconium earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings.
Each Bling gift is presented in a faceted lucite box, enclosed in a white organza pouch. Included is a copy of the OBF story and a laminated Bling Card with the OBF mission statement and inspirational poem.
Patients love the special presentation of their Bling gifts!
During COVID, some facilities have put blinging on pause.
Morristown Memorial Medical Center - Morristown, NJ
Overlook Medical Center - Summit, NJ
Summit Medical Group - Berkeley Heights and Florham Park, NJ
St. Clare's Hospital - Denville, NJ
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center - Newark, NJ
St. Barnabas - Livingston, NJ
Monmouth Medical Center - Long Branch, NJ
Sparta Cancer Center - Sparta, NJ
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