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Girls on the Run to Celebrate Their Limitless Potential at Florham Park PBA Turkey Trot on November 18

November 16, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Nearly 600 girls who are participating in Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs this fall at schools and parks across Essex, Morris, and Union Counties will run in the Florham Park PBA Turkey Trot 5K on Saturday, November 18. The 5K run starts at 10 a.m and will take place at the Holy Family Church, 1 Lloyd Avenue, Florham Park.

During the 10-week fall ...

Trinitas Participates in Ground-Breaking Study-Can Weight Loss Actually Prevent Cancer from Returning?

ELIZABETH, NJ—If you know anyone who is overweight and has been diagnosed with stage two or three breast cancer, a new study being undertaken at Trinitas Regional Medical Center could provide important answers about weight loss and how it relates to the disease.

Trinitas is participating in a potentially ground-breaking study that looks at the impact of weight loss on breast cancer ...

Union Family Meets Recipient of Son's Donated Heart

UNION, NJ – Joey Burlew was just 28-years old when he died suddenly in March 2016.  Jeffrey Blomkvist was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect at 40-years old and placed on a donor list in 2014.

On March 7, 2016, Blomkvist received Burlew’s heart during a transplant procedure at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. 

This Sunday, in an emotional meeting, ...

Union County and Krause Dental Care Partner to Offer Free Oral Cancer Screenings

Union County, NJ--To help raise awareness of oral cancer, the Union County Office of Health Management through the Chronic Disease Coalition of Middlesex and Union Counties has partnered with Krause Dental Care in Cranford to provide free oral cancer screenings.

Doctor Kurt Krause, D.M.D. will be offering free oral cancer screenings on Friday, November 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at his ...

Trinitas Regional Medical Center Seeks Level II Trauma Center Designation

Elizabeth, N.J.--Trinitas Regional Medical Center is seeking formal Level II Trauma Center designation in response to the first official trauma call by the New Jersey Department of Health DOH in nearly 20 years.  The Medical Center will submit its application to the DOH this week.

According to Gary S. Horan, FACHE, Trinitas President & CEO, the state of New Jersey has an excellent ...

Story of Personal Comeback Keys 2017 Union County Youth Services Networking Conference

Elizabeth, NJ.--Marion Simmons spent 19 years in foster care, experiencing emotional, physical and sexual abuse at every stop until coming to Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at age 16. In time Simmons went to college, worked within New Jersey's child welfare system and recently started a business teaching at-risk youth the skills they need to be successful in life.

Simmons served as the ...

Springfield Township Committee Meeting: Letter of Support for Adult Daycare at Holy Cross Lutheran Church

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Pastor David Knecht requested and received a “Letter of Support” from the Township Committee to participate in a national program called PACE that provides adult daycare to seniors on Medicare and Medicaid. The Church has 20,000 square feet of available space and is expected to provide daycare to 100 seniors on a daily basis with 60 employees. Holy Cross Lutheran ...

New Union County “Level the Playing Field” Grants Aim to Improve Playground Access for Children and Families

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced “Level the Playing Field,” a new grant program that provides funding for local playground upgrades that enable children with disabilities to enjoy healthy outdoor activities with their families, friends, and neighbors.

All 21 municipalities in Union County are eligible to apply for the program, which will provide a total of ...

Partners in Awareness, Access and Action – Susan G. Komen North Jersey and City of Newark to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Newark on October 28

NEWARK, NJ--Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it has forged an exciting new partnership with the City of Newark to present a free Women’s Wellness Expo. The inaugural Expo, to be held on Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the JFK Recreation Center, will draw on resources from public, corporate and medical communities to raise awareness for breast health and healthy ...

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Greater Union County United Way Participates in Giving Tuesday Campaign

November 20, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ – On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, United Way of Greater Union County will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that follows Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, encouraging generosity and philanthropy around the world.

United Way of Greater Union County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, focuses on providing critical resources to children and ...