Melissa’s Brigade

Lisa’s Army is proud to announce our affiliation with Melissa’s Brigade!
Melissa McCormack was a true warrior and a tremendously compassionate individual.  Immediately after receiving a Lisa’s Army Comfort Care Package, Melissa started to give back with the help of her group of friends affectionately known as The Breakfast Club.  They had a large presence at the Lisa’s Army 5K Run & Walk in 2019 and have been raising money for Lisa’s Army ever since.
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Melissa fought courageously until her passing at the end of 2019 and requested that all donations go to Lisa’s Army.  Her friends did not want that to be the end of giving back, they wanted to be a part of Lisa’s Army and together we formed Melissa’s Brigade, in memory of Melissa.  Melissa’s Brigade will fundraise in Lawrence Township and surrounding areas in Melissa’s memory.  We love that they are a division of Lisa’s Army and will be a great addition!  Together, we will be able to help comfort more individuals battling cancer. 

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We are so humbled and grateful to comfort courageous individuals battling cancer. Thank you for all your generous donations.

To date we have delivered 145 Comfort Care Packages. 

You may ask: What is a Comforteer®?

The definition of a “Comforteer®” is a person or group of people who support Melissa’s Brigade’s mission of providing comfort and encouragement to courageous individuals undergoing cancer treatment.

There are many Comforteer® opportunities available, here are just a few: fundraising, marketing, communication, art skills for homemade cards. If you are interested, please contact Monica Piscitelli Comforteer Assistant at

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Penn Medicine Princeton Cancer Center!

This access enables Melissa’s Brigade to comfort FIVE patients a month who are receiving treatment at this Center. Patients will be nominated by Karen Davison, nurse navigator, and her colleagues. The Brigade’s unique Comfort Care Packages are personalized with over 25 items to support individuals currently battling any type of cancer. Princeton Medicine Cancer Center is now the third care site in Mercer County, joining existing relationships with RWJ Cancer Center, Hamilton and Capital Health Cancer Center, Hopewell.
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Melissa’s Brigade presented its 100th Comfort Care Package at the Robert Wood Johnson Cancer Center in Hamilton.

Our brave recipient, Barbara, commented, “This is a wonderful thing you do for patients, and I am truly thankful.”
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New addition to our nominations - now accepting toddlers thru adults
Melissa's Brigade, 2601 Brunswick Pike, PO Box 55114, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


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For Comforteer opportunities or if you are interested in offering your expertise to our organization, please contact Sue Diefenbach.
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About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton
Located in Hamilton Township, NJ, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, serves communities within a five-county area and includes an acute care hospital, cancer center, affiliated medical group, Lakeview Child Centers and the RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center. RWJBarnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state\\’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. For more information, visit us at

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