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Rock Benefit to Raise Money for Sandy Victims and Nursing Scholarships

Event features live bands and prizes at Jenk's Club, Point Beach, April 21

Nine of the Jersey Shore’s top musicians will come together on April 21 at Jenks Club, Point Beach, to help local victims of Hurricane Sandy and the nurses of Ocean Medical Center.

“Rock for the Nurses – Rock for the Shore” will start at 11 a.m. at Jenks Club at 300 Ocean Avenue on the boardwalk.

Tickets are $30 per person (kids under 12 are free) and are available for advance purchase at Jenks Club, Bow-Kay Florist, Brick, and Ocean Medical Center, Brick.

Tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the event at the door.

All proceeds from the event will be divided among the Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund, which annually benefits the nurses of Ocean Medical Center by providing nursing scholarships to nurses and nursing students looking to further their formal education, and the United Way of both Monmouth and Ocean Counties, to be earmarked to specifically help the local victims of Superstorm Sandy at the Jersey Shore.

The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund was established on January 15, 2011 and is part of the Ocean Medical Center Foundation family of funds.

Slated to perform are some of the top musicians from around the Jersey Shore including Timepiece, featuring keyboard player Mike Scialfa, the brother of Patty Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen's wife; The Pat Roddy Band; The Matt Noffsinger Band; The Joe Baracata Band; Lisa & Wendy; Craig Daniels; Guns 4 Hire Trio; Ned Ryerson Live and The Shore Ratz.

The nine musical groups and band members who are volunteering their time live throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.

“Rock for the Nurses – Rock for the Shore” will feature live music for eight hours throughout the entire afternoon, an all-you-can-eat hot and cold buffet, cash bar, coffee, dessert, various raffles, give-a-ways and other special activities.

The scholarship was established to honor the memory of long-time Point Pleasant resident Barbara Forfar, or “Foof” as she was called by her fellow nurses, and other colleagues in the operating room, and her forty-four years of dedication to the nursing profession with all but three years of her service associated with the Ocean Medical Center or its predecessor hospitals.

The scholarship fund provides monetary assistance to qualified nurses and nursing students of Ocean Medical Center who desire to continue their formal education in nursing profession in the form of scholarships and awards one or more nursing scholarships each September to eligible applicants.

During its short history, The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship has awarded $4,500 to nine nurses and nursing students of Ocean Medical Center.

For more information about Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund, including all the details about the “Rock for the Nurses – Rock for the Shore” event, log on to the official website or the Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund on Facebook.

The event was originally to be held at River Rock, adjacent to the Route 70 bridge between Brick and Monmouth County. However, the restaurant is still recovering from Sandy's destruction, so the event was moved to Jenks Club.

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