For Over 30 Years

ECF has provided free assistance to nearly 2,000 families in need in the New Jersey area.

“What ECF has done for our family is to walk along beside us. That is a priceless gift.”

– Luke’s mom.

Last Year

ECF Caseworkers made 516 home visits and provided an additional 1,572 hours of services, at no cost to the families.

Welcome to ECF

The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation provides New Jersey families facing the crisis of pediatric cancer a place to turn for comfort and support through professional in-home counseling and a uniquely tailored package of assistance – all free-of-charge.

What We Do

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In-Home Counseling

We provide professional counseling, emotional support and advocacy assistance free for the entire family.

Material Assistance

Through our four Regional Centers, we work with volunteers to collect and distribute groceries, toys, clothing, household items, and birthday and holiday gifts.

Emergency Financial Aid

Our emergency financial assistance can help families with urgent needs such as paying rent, utility, phone and insurance bills.

Upcoming Events

Meet Emmanuel

On February 5, 1981, Emmanuel Vizzoni was diagnosed with Burkett’s lymphoma just weeks after his seventh birthday. Over the next two months, his parents, Joseph and Susan Vizzoni, alternated shifts at the hospital while their son endured grueling medical treatments. Sadly, on April 5 of that year, the lymphoma claimed Manny’s life, leaving his family to pick up the pieces.

Coping with their grief and explaining to their younger daughter why her brother had simply “disappeared” proved to be incredibly difficult for the Vizzoni family. At that time, medical treatments for pediatric cancers were developing rapidly; however there were large gaps in the emotional, spiritual, and financial support available for families. Susan reflects, “Joe and I came to understand—because we were running back and forth to the hospital while family members helped care for our daughter—that families with other circumstances must have an incredibly difficult time managing this. We realized that the best thing we could do to cope with our own loss was to start helping others in this situation.”

What We Do

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Where to Find Us

Headquarters

67 Walnut Ave
Suite 107
Clark, NJ 07066
(908) 322-4323

Joann Passantino
Executive Director

Central Regional Center

67 Walnut Ave
Suite 107
Clark, NJ 07066
(908) 322-4323 x17

Barbara Kobel
Sr. Central Regional Director

Southern Regional Center

451 Beech Avenue
Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097
(856) 853-4803

Mary Ann Sullivan 
Southern Regional Director

Eastern Regional Center

10 Highway 71
Suite 2
Wall, NJ 07719
(732) 282-2324

Rosemarie Contreras
Eastern Regional Director

Northern Regional Center

174 Paterson Avenue
PO Box 212
Midland Park, NJ 07432
(201) 612-8118

Patricia Brussel
Northern Regional Director

Headquarters & Central Regional Center

67 Walnut Ave
Clark, NJ 07066
P: (908) 322-4323

Eastern Regional Center

10 Highway 71, Suite 2
Wall, NJ 07719
P: (732) 282-2324

South Regional Center

451 Beech Avenue
Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097
P: (856) 853-4803

Northern Regional Center

174 Paterson Avenue
PO Box 212
Midland Park, NJ 07432
P: (201) 612-8118

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