Marianne The Vaccine Hunter: New Gig For Lifelong, Springsteen Fan


Mariane Sugrhue had a long career as an information technology manager with AT&T, Telecordia and NCS Technologies. She retired in 2018 at the age of 60 and has pursued an eclectic schedule of volunteer activities that includes judging ice skating competitions, helping to rescue dogs from “kill shelters” and working with a local food pantry.

Her greatest passion is being a devoted Bruce Springsteen fan. She has attended 225 Springsteen concerts including following him for a 2017 concert tour in Australia. According to Marianne, “No two concerts are ever the same with Bruce.”

The combination of her information technology background and a well-honed skill at landing Springsteen tickets have  prepared her for a new challenge…helping older residents secure Covid-19 vaccine appointments. “You can look at an appointment like getting a concert ticket. It’s logic…it’s a strategy…it’s going in there and having things pre-populated and hitting refresh, refresh, refresh.” 

To date, she has secured vaccine appointments for 83 of her Garden State neighbors. “Whenever I secure an appointment I do a happy dance and eat a cookie.”

 

10 thoughts on “Marianne The Vaccine Hunter: New Gig For Lifelong, Springsteen Fan

  1. Mauree Reply

    I personally can verify her amazing work. My 87 year old mom and her friends have benefited from Marianne’s due diligence! Thank you for giving her well deserved public recognition!

  2. Amy Reply

    Marianne is AMAZING! So happy to know something great happened for her while she’s helping all of us💛

  3. Denise Melchior Reply

    I have known Marianne for over 20 years and none of this surprises me. She is a champion in so many respects!

  4. Elsie's Mom Reply

    She has been a godsend for so many. She continues to kill it day after day. It’s truly amazing. Way to go Marianne!! And thanks!

  5. Elsie's Mom Reply

    She has been a godsend for so many. She continues to kill it day after day. It’s truly amazing. Way to go Marianne!! And thanks!

  6. Sharon Dileo Reply

    Marianne has always been a “doer.” She carried her professionalism into retirement and never skipped a beat. Her work now is even more impressive because she is changing lives one appointment at a time. The world needs more kindness and she is a shining example and sets the bar high.

  7. Drew Pieros Reply

    I’ve know Marianne since grammar school – She continues to AMAZE me with her dedication to one worthy cause after another! ROCK ON, SISTER!!

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