Life Insurance Gift Supports Today's Dream
Dr. Alan Weinstein understood the power of philanthropy at an early age.
His parents, who survived the Depression with very little to call their own, taught him the importance of giving back. "Tikkun Olam. This (Hebrew) phrase translates to 'fix or repair the world,'" he said. "Every human being has to try to make the world a better place. If you do that, chances are you're doing the ethical thing. And it's not always money. Sometimes it's a matter of donating your time and energy."
Dr. Weinstein dedicated his career to advancing Virtua's oncology program. He helped develop the first comprehensive cancer treatment center at Virtua Memorial in the 1970s and was instrumental in establishing Virtua's partnership with the Fox Chase Cancer Center. He was the Medical Director of the Virtua Fox Chase Cancer Program at Virtua Memorial when he retired in 2010.
Remembering what he learned as a child, Dr. Weinstein's dedication to "repairing the world" through the advancement of cancer treatment did not end with his retirement.
He has pledged a generous six-figured life insurance gift to Virtua Foundation, ensuring his lifelong work and legacy continues. His gift is a true investment in cancer care for patients across South Jersey.
"It is my hope that someday we will be able to get enough donors together to build a physical cancer center at Virtua," he said. "It has always been on my bucket list."