Bergen County-based Bio-Reference Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio-Reference Laboratories (BRLI) , Inc. (NASDAQ: BRLI), a national clinical testing laboratory, has announced its donation of $100,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. The Fund has been established to help New Jersey citizens rebuild after the devastation caused last month by the storm.
"There are moments when we are confronted with events so overwhelming and destructive that the question is not whether we should help but rather how can we not help. Hurricane Sandy provided one of those moments. Those affected were our neighbors, friends, and co-workers. Experiencing the devastation that was Hurricane Sandy in our own state has hit home with the entire Bio-Reference family," stated Marc Grodman, MD, President and CEO of Bio-Reference Laboratories. "Our business may be national in scope, but we remain a New Jersey-based company and we could not stand by doing nothing while witnessing the impact to families and small business owners all around us especially in our immediate neighborhood of Bergen County, where communities still are struggling to recover."
Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund Inc. is a private independent charitable organization that is registered with the Charities Registration and Investigation Section of the Division of Consumer Affairs under the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey.
"We employ more than 3,500 people at Bio-Reference Laboratories, most of whom live in New Jersey, many who live in this immediate area. Every one of us has a family member or friend affected by the storm while others were impacted directly," added Grodman. "We hope that, through the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, we can help to rebuild our communities and help those families most in need who might otherwise fall through the cracks and not receive the kind of assistance they require to rebuild."
About Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc.
BRLI is a clinical testing laboratory offering testing, information and related services to physician offices, clinics, hospitals, employers and governmental units. We believe that we are the fourth largest full-service laboratory in the United States and the largest independent regional laboratory in the Northeastern market. BRLI offers a comprehensive list of laboratory testing services utilized by healthcare providers in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring and treatment of diseases. BRLI primarily focuses on esoteric testing, molecular diagnostics, anatomical pathology, women's health and correctional health care.
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