SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey held their 2017 Volunteer Recognition Tea on November 19th at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains. The event, which is given as a “thank you” for all those who volunteered for the organization during the previous year, also honored ten outstanding individuals for their exceptional contributions and extraordinary dedication to the mission of the Affiliate.

Bridgewater resident Marcy Prendes was the recipient of the 2017 Promise of One Award, which acknowledges the power of one person to advance the affiliate's promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by consistently keeping the mission at heart and striving to further the position of the affiliate within the community.

Bridgewater resident Kelly Nagle Witkowski, executive director for Komen North Jersey, presented the award to Prendes.

L-R: Charles Wolf (Branchburg), Real Men Wear Pink Award; Walter Cmielewski (Flanders) and Eloquent Studios (Chester), Extra Mile Award; Marcy Prendes (Bridgewater), Promise of One Award; Sharon Daughtry-Simon (Secaucus), Susan G. Komen North Jersey Volunteer of the Year Award; Lois Solomon (East Brunswick), Extra Mile Award; Peggy (East Brunswick), Extra Mile Award; Judy Swajger (West Milford), New Volunteer Award; Jiana Ingrassia (Westfield),  Student Volunteer Award; Lona Scala (North Plainfield), Promise of One Award; and Dave Schneider/Fras-Air Service Experts (Hillsborough), Partners in the Promise AwardPhoto: Eloquent Studios