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That’s a Wrap! Easterseals New Jersey’s Eighth Annual ‘Walk With Me’ Fundraiser is a ‘Box-Office’ Smash!

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East Brunswick, N.J. – The lights of MetLife Stadium dimmed and the blue carpet was rolled out as participants of Easterseals New Jersey’s 2017 ‘Walk With Me’ and 5K run made their way to the stadium’s main entrance, to an all-star after-party that would make even Hollywood’s brightest stars gush. This year’s “Be A Superstar” theme was another major success in the annual springtime tradition, which has generated close to one million dollars in charitable donations since its inception seven years ago. These funds continue to provide much-needed assistance to those living with disabilities in communities across the garden state.

The sun shined down on the field of MetLife Stadium, as two-time host, 92.3 AMP Radio’s Edgar ‘Shoboy’ Sotelo, led over 1,000 participants to walk, run, jog or stroll for individuals with disabilities and special needs. Attendees made their way over a ‘Walk of Fame’, highlighting real-life superstar donors in their continual support of the Easterseals cause. As attendance continues to grow yearly, runners and walkers from all over the state came in droves, hoping to make their mark across the finish line. Time even turned back as ‘Marilyn Monroe’ and ‘Charlie Chaplin’ impersonators were in attandence guiding our guests throughout the event and rallying in support of our superstar program participants.

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The impressive set up sprawled all hundred yards of the professional-grade turf of one of New Jersey’s largest event venues as sponsors provided another memorable and exciting day of fun. National sponsors CVS Health,A.C. Moore & CraftsAmway, and Century 21 Realtors were on-hand, once again taking valuable to time provide support to our local families, and better enrich the lives of those living with disabilities. VIP guests including ‘Miss New Jersey 2016’ Brenna Weick, internet sensations The McClure Twins , D2W Wrestlers, and Miss NJ Teen Briahna Reinstein were all on-hand, capturing moments and stylish photos with all attendees. New Jersey’s premiere sandwich-shop, Jersey Mike’s, once again replenished walkers and runners with complementary subs and fruit, making the day’s exclusive after-party a delicious catered affair!

 

Perhaps most-importantly, attendees, guests, and sponsors contributed substantial donations to Easterseals New Jersey providing thousands with special needs and disabilities opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. Thanks to the ever growing, collective generosity of attendees and corporate supporters, over $108,000 has been raised thus far! The organization refers to all of their 2017 attendees and supporters as “true SUPERSTARS in New Jersey”! They are still currently accepting donations via their event website www.walkwithme.org/nj

 

Follow Easterseals New Jersey on FacebookTwitter or Instagram for up-to-date news and exclusive features, highlighting all the ‘Superstars’ involved with the Easterseals events and programs.

 

About Easterseals New Jersey

Easterseals New Jersey is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that has helped individuals and families with disabilities or special needs by providing opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities since 1948. Annually, nearly 9,000 people and families in New Jersey affected by, physical disabilities, developmental disabilities including autism, mental illness, and other special needs, receive services.  Our programs are designed to help them achieve independence and full community integration. For more information on Easterseals New Jersey and its statewide disability services, please contact 732-257-6662 or visit www.eastersealsnj.org or www.facebook.com/eastersealsnj

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