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Former NY Giant Charles Way, Wife Tahesha join Komen North Jersey to Fight Breast Cancer; Way Joins 2017 'Pink Tie Guys' Class

September 21, 2016

WAYNE, N.J. - Susan G. Komen North Jersey recently announced that former New York Giants player Charles Way has committed to being a 2017 Pink Tie Guy.

The Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Guys are partners in the Komen promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. This exclusive group of gentleman are advocates of Komen North Jersey by helping to raise funds and spread the ...

Youth Group to Collect/Analyze Paterson Water for Lead Contamination

PATERSON, NJ - A youth group is planning to collect water from throughout Paterson and have the water tested for lead contamination.
The effort will be done by 30 members of the Paterson Youth Council (PYC), an arm of the New Jersey Community Development Corp. (NJCDC), said NJCDC spokesperson Valerie Trawinski in a press release. She said the project will be funded by a $100,000 ...

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Breast Cancer Everything you Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask: A Free Bi-Lingual Event in Newark on September 24th

September 15, 2016

Susan G. Komen North Jersey presents “Breast Cancer Everything you Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask,” on September 24h from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Essex County College, Newark.

This free bi-lingual event is in partnership with St. Michael’s Medical Center, RWJ Barnabas Health. Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School, the Sister’s Network of ...

Teen And Dad Join Team Atlantic Health System at Bike MS

Ryan Amalfitano, who turns 15 this weekend, plans to ride his bicycle 100 miles in two days.  He won't be alone ‑ he and his father, Chris Amalfitano, chair of the emergency department at Overlook Medical Center, are part of Team Atlantic Health System which is taking part in Bike MS, a nationwide fund-raising effort on Sept.17 and 18.

Their team and at least another 52 teams of ...

Study finds many older adults not taking their high blood pressure medication – increasing risk of stroke and heart attack

A study reported in the CDC publication Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) reveals that 26% of people 65 and over with high blood pressure either don’t take their medication as directed or stop taking it altogether, increasing their risk of stroke ...

Attention Women: The Wonderful World of Weight Training!

We make it a priority to sit down and learn about each person who walks through our doors before they begin training with us. We want to be sure we know what their goals are, what they have done before, any injuries they have had, what is their favorite flavor of ice cream, do they watch Game of Thrones and any other essentials before we move forward. This also gives us a great opportunity to ...

Attention Women: The Wonderful World of Weight Training!

We make it a priority to sit down and learn about each person who walks through our doors before they begin training with us. We want to be sure we know what their goals are, what they have done before, any injuries they have had, what is their favorite flavor of ice cream, do they watch Game of Thrones and any other essentials before we move forward. This also gives us a great opportunity to ...