While Jeff Hennessy has been settling his medical communications company into new offices at 104 Millstone Drive in East Windsor (see story, above), his older brother Mike Hennessy continues to expand the size and scope of his own health communications company, MJH Communications at 666 Plainsboro Road.

One noteworthy event occurred last month, when MJH, through its Cure Media Group division, published a video with Charles Esten, star of ABC Television’s “Nashville” show, sharing his family’s experiences dealing with their daughter’s diagnosis of leukemia when she was two-and-a-half years old. Actor and singer Esten appeared at the second annual “heroes recognition” reception honoring nine individuals in the field of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) on December 5 in San Francisco prior to the American Society of Hematology’s annual meeting.

In the video Esten thanked the honorees for their work and stressed the importance of a community of supporters.

“When you’re in remission early on, you don’t go, ha, ta da, we’re done,” said Esten, whose daughter is now 15 and in remission for the last 11 years. “You sort of just drop your head and walk away and try to get further and further from the date when you found out she had it. But then you suddenly start to see other people who are involved, and how they’re starting their own tough, tough brutal journey, and you want to share something of being on the other side.”

In a press release following the event, Mike Hennessy Jr., president of Cure Media Group (and son of the MJH founder), noted that Cure has been a source of information for cancer patients and families on the cancer journey since 2002. “The MPN Heroes event is a great opportunity for us to acknowledge the contributions and efforts of these dedicated clinicians, advocates, and caregivers. We are looking forward to doing more events like this across a number of therapeutic areas,” he said.

Cure Media Group is one of dozens of specialty magazines and online information sources produced by MJH. CURE magazine, which was acquired by MJH last fall (U.S. 1, November 19, 2014) has an audience of nearly 1 million readers. MJH says that “CURE is the largest consumer publication in the United States focused entirely on cancer, with broad distribution to cancer patients, cancer centers, and advocacy groups. Through the magazine, live meetings, a resource guide for the newly diagnosed, the Extraordinary Healers national nursing award, and other books and online tools, CURE Media Group combines science and humanity to make cancer understandable.”

MJH Associates, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 300, Plainsboro 08536; 609-716-7777; fax, 609-716-4747. Michael Hennessy, CEO. www.mdnetguide.com.

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