MILLBURN, NJ - The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Teen Warrior Project recently gained a spotlight at last week's Millburn Township Committee Meeting at Town Hall, after presenting before the township committee.
The group, which is made up of primarily Millburn High School students, was honored by St. Jude as the first teen group to ever Co-Chair a National St. Jude event. As part of their charity agenda, the students have had a busy summer.
The group volunteered to participate in a Habitat for Humanity Build in July with another to follow in November and will be visiting the New York Stock Exchange for a tour this upcoming Wednesday.
Later this year, the group's major fundraising effort of a walk/run will take place on Sept. 28 at Robert J O'Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove starting at 9:00 a.m. So far the students have raised $17,000. Last year's even in Taylor Park raised $25,000 for their cause.
Additionally, As part of their fundraising efforts for St. Jude's the group will be working with the Millburn Police Department on a project where local restaurants and delis in Millburn will be offering specials where a portion of the proceeds get donated back to St. Jude.