Reading Hospital Foundation receives more than $41,700

Cris Collingwood//December 21, 2022

Reading Hospital Foundation receives more than $41,700

Cris Collingwood//December 21, 2022//

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Clockwise, Michael Coveney, Chris Cosce, and Dr. Michael Macciocca

“No Shave November” netted Reading Hospital Foundation more than $41,700 for men’s health. 

Nearly 300 participants donated to the month-long event that helps raise awareness for men’s health and supports patients undergoing cancer treatment and experiencing hair loss, the foundation said. 

Tony Forino, founder and CEO of Forino Co., L.P., and a patient donated $25,000 of the $41,746 in support of the initiative.   

Donations support the McGlinn Cancer Institute at Reading Hospital. One participant, Dr. Robert McMurtrie, donated the funds he raised to the Phoenixville Hospital Cancer Center. 

At the end of the month, individuals voted for the best beard, best mustache, best goatee, and most creative selfie. This year the best beard was Dr. Michael Macciocca, Tower Health Medical Group Cardiology, West Reading; best goatee and best mustache is Michael Coveney, associate vice president of nursing; and most creative selfie is Christopher Cosce, nutrition services.   

“The team at Reading Hospital is so appreciative of Mr. Forino’s generous gift that will go a long way to provide aid to our patients,” said Dr. Charles F. Barbera, Reading Hospital president and CEO. “I’d also like to thank the Reading Hospital team members. Each day they come to work with the health of our patients and community as a top priority. Through ‘No Shave November’ they also provided financially to support the programs that help our patients and their families.”  

 Katherine Thornton, president, Reading Hospital Foundation, said, “I’d like to thank Anthony’s Barbershop, Wilson High School, Allegro Dance, and American Barber & Beauty Academy for their support of ‘No Shave November’ this year. Because of their kindness and the generosity of our community, team members, and participants the Reading Hospital Foundation can continue to provide programs and services for the patient at McGlinn Cancer Institute.”