Honoring An Ocean County Frontline Hero & Her Hackensack Meridian Team In Brick Township, New Jersey
In case you didn't know, Townsquare Media Jersey Shore operates 94.3 The Point, 92.7 WOBM, Beach Radio 104.1 FM, 105.7 The Hawk, and Shore Sports Network. I host "Nights with Jimmy G" on 94.3 The Point, but I also enjoy taking on other responsibilities. A new project we recently started is "Hawk Heroes". Every month 105.7 The Hawk highlights a local Jersey Shore hero! Our first ever Hawk Hero was David Richards, a local Brick Township icon with down syndrome who now is a fantastic coach for Brick Memorial High School wrestling. Thanks to our friends at Sonny’s Recycling we’ll pick 1 winner, share their story on-air and online, and award them a $100 Visa gift card.
With that... Let's announce a new Hawk Hero! A special congratulations to Cathy Wareham-Herbst from Forked River! Cathy is a certified medical assistant for Hackensack Meridian Health in Brick Township. For the past year, she and her Meridian Health team have been battling on the COVID-19 frontlines. Whether that's giving COVID-19 tests or giving vaccines, Cathy has been the ultimate Hawk Hero. Even though many of us see a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, Cathy continues to put the health of others first and that's why she is a HAWK HERO! (KEEP SCROLLING FOR MORE)
Before listening to my interview with Cathy, check out what Cathy's husband Bill Herbst had to say:
"The person I'm nominating is my wife! She's been giving covid tests every day since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. She's been giving hundreds a day, dressed in full gear in the heat of summer on Long Beach Island, to the cold of winter in Toms River and Brick. Cathy has had her COVID-19 vaccine and got sick from the second shot but she is still giving them to those in need. She is a Certified Medical Assistant for Meridian Health. She asks for nothing and she understands that it's simply her job. I'd like to see her get rewarded for putting herself in harm's way."
Click To listen to the interview with Cathy:
In conclusion, as we continue to move towards the end of the pandemic, let's remember the steps that got us to this point. Let's continue to work together, support Cathy, and the entire Meridian Health Team! Thank you to all health care workers! - Jimmy G