Minette’s Angels Awards Scholarships

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Minette's Angels ScholarshipMinette’s Angels, a Verona-based foundation that supports breast cancer patients and survivors, recently presented $1,000 scholarships to two members of the Verona High School class of 2017. The foundation offers scholarships to Verona students entering the medical field.

Karen Lavery presented one check to Olivia Lucanie (right), who is a pre-med major at George Washington University. The other scholarship recipient was Stephanie Aloia, who is pursuing a nursing degree at Stockton University.

The Minette Grosso McKenna Angel Foundation was founded in 2004, a year after Minette Grosso McKenna passed away from breast cancer. Her courage, strength and determination during her 10-year battle inspired many and, as a nurse, she continued to offer assistance and support to other cancer patients throughout her own battle.

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The foundation changed its name to Minette’s Angels in 2011. Its mission is to keep the spirit of Minette alive by supporting breast cancer patients and survivors. It provides assistance to those in treatment, supports research and promotes breast health awareness, which is vital to saving lives. In addition to its scholarships for Verona students, it also provides a scholarship to Seton Hall University for a second-year nursing student.

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