RNS is proud to be known as an ALL VOLUNTEER humanitarian based NOT-FOR-PROFIT organization. More than 17 million dollars has been raised and given back to the community since it was established in 1961 by Rose Newman. Our many successful fundraising events and day-to-day activities are handled with care and creativity by our members and community supporters. Thanks to our founders’ spirit of volunteerism, RNS is able to make a difference in the fight against cancer and heart disease. Through its generous donations to local hospitals and medical facilities, RNS is able to help those who need it most.
AND THE 1,000 MEN AND WOMEN CONTINUE THE EFFORTS
TO SAVE AND PRESERVE LIFE IN THE REGION
FOUNDER: ROSE NEWMAN
Ruth Newman Shapiro was a vital young woman in her mid-thirties when cancer brought her life to an abrupt and tragic end. Her mother, Rose Newman, turned her personal grief into positive action by reaching out to the greater Atlantic City community and establishing the Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer Memorial Fund (RNS) in 1961.
The original mission of RNS was to provide the finest facilities and equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the region. When the need for more sophisticated facilities for the treatment of heart disease became a medical priority, RNS expanded its mission and became the Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer and Heart Fund in order to serve the best interests of the residents of Southeastern New Jersey. RNS is now able to plant the seeds of hope for everyone who needs it, now and for generations to come.