On November 9, 2016 the Rotary Club of Cedar Grove welcomed Laurie Braun, Treasurer, from the Gift of Life New Jersey.
 
On November 9, 2016 the Rotary Club of Cedar Grove welcomed Laurie Braun, Treasurer, from the Gift of Life New Jersey. This organization was started in 1985 to provide resources to children with congenital heart defects from anywhere in the world. There are 5 million children worldwide with congenital heart defects that often times requires a simple procedure that local medical professionals cannot perform because of limited training or the lack of necessary medical equipment. The Gift of Life New Jersey brings children here for their life saving heart surgeries or dispatches medical missions to countries across the world not only for surgery but train medical professionals and provide medical equipment that will help local doctors and nurses save endless number of lives. Because of the hard work and dedication of Laurie, the Gift of Life New Jersey and the generous donors, 80 children were saved last year. In fact, the first recipient of a lifesaving heart surgery just turned 35 and works for Gift of Life International! To learn how you can help visit www.giftoflifenj.org.