What We’re About
Roll Out The Ribbons is a cancer awareness campaign brought to you by Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility located in Long Branch, New Jersey. Many people are familiar with cancer awareness ribbons, such as the pink ribbon, which represents the important fight against breast cancer. What you may not know is that there is a colored ribbon to represent the fight against nearly every type of cancer. The Roll Out The Ribbons campaign is unique in that it pulls together all these cancer-specific ribbons to highlight the need to raise awareness to fight EVERY CANCER in EVERY COMMUNITY.
A New Year of Rolling Out The Ribbons
Since its launch last year, Roll Out The Ribbons has become an overwhelming success, and we thank everyone who submitted a ribbon, made a donation, helped us with fundraising or volunteered at one of our many awareness-raising events. Monmouth Medical Center is excited to return to the Long Branch beachfront this summer for the second annual Roll Out The Ribbons Oceanfest event at Pier Village.
In anticipation of the re-launch event, we continue to collect new ribbon submissions. Every Ribbon of Honor will be tied to the Promenade of Hope along the Long Branch boardwalk this summer. All ribbons will be displayed during and after this re-launch of the Promenade of Hope.
In the coming months, the towns of Long Branch, West Long Branch, Monmouth Beach and Oceanport will transform the high-traffic areas of their communities into Roads of Hope to show support for the Roll Out The Ribbons campaign. Community members are encouraged to show additional support and raise awareness by displaying Ribbons of Honor on their homes, mailboxes and cars.
Submit a Ribbon of Honor
Show your support by dedicating a Ribbon of Honor to someone you love who has been affected by cancer. For example, you can customize your Ribbon with a personalized message, such as “In Memory of Mom, You Are In Our Hearts Forever” or choose a message of overarching support and hope, such as “The Smith Family Celebrates Cancer Survivors.”
Visit the Submit A Ribbon page right here on this website.
Ways to Show Your Support
There are many ways for individuals, businesses, sports teams and organizations to show their support and help us Roll Out The Ribbons. From volunteering, fundraising and special event participation to just spreading the word, we hope you will join us!