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Melissa Anne Centrella passed away in June of 2002 after a twenty-year battle with dystonia. Though she is no longer with us, we are committed to keeping her passion for helping others alive.

Each year Melissa’s Hope Foundation awards students who have chosen to pursue a career in Nursing, Medical Sciences or the Medical Technical field. These students share Melissa's passion for the advancement of Medical Sciences so that no innocent person has to suffer without a cure. Please help the students of today become the cure providers of the future. We recently expanded our mission to provide grants to special needs children and their families.

To make a donation by check or money order, please send your donation to: 

C/O Mrs. Claire Centrella
3124 Dillon Ct.
Toms River, NJ 08755


Melissa’s Hope is a 501(3)(c) charity. Donations are tax-deductible.