Giving Back

Heavy Rain and Chilling Temps No Match for Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure 2016

70d8e02abc42ce056d58_4015fc2cd71cf2b43e96_IMG_6800.JPG
Winners of 2016 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure 2016 Credits: Jessica Marrone Parkes
bebed6fe78289a2a977d_IMG_6778.JPG
Kristin Wenger, Maplewood resident and President of Komen Board of Trustees for North Jersey with Gina Fernicola, Director of Development Credits: Jessica Parkes
257056098ab6de9e9425_IMG_6803.JPG
2016 Students for the Cure Amassadors Credits: Jessica Parkes
c79d70153f3fcfed6882_IMG_6768.JPG
Saint Barnabas Team Credits: Jessica Parkes
2acbd59e2a7b68ac063b_IMG_6814.JPG
Survivors take the stage around Dr. Michael Scoppetuolo, Jr., chief medical officer of The Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center Credits: Jessica Parkes
8a652643daf8fba13d7d_IMG_6805.JPG
Diane McCurdy, community relations for Wakefern Food Corp., with Lachell Miller, dietitian at Shoprite West Orange, and Khalid Walker of Shoprite West Orange. Credits: Jessica Parkes
e2f477a2d4033ecda546_IMG_6780.JPG
The Genie Dancers Credits: Jessica Parkes
5ff649378ccd33deed06_IMG_6769.JPG
Credits: Jessica Parkes
b41919ce7dce59584d20_IMG_6771.JPG
Credits: Jessica Parkes
ad7c9f0f62ab3955789f_IMG_6772.JPG
Credits: Jessica Parkes
b61aa582683e1ebb2421_IMG_6776.JPG
Credits: Jessica Parkes
14cd0b89832871422543_IMG_6774.JPG
Credits: Jessica Parkes
72ebdcbedc17e398ce1a_IMG_6777.JPG
Credits: Jessica Parkes
348ef5b0cbabe7384d7d_IMG_6775.JPG
Credits: Jessica Parkes
a60b0adba6cd31216515_13087745_10156932107035694_1880779007552199722_n.jpg
793ace9ba1262159ee60_13094324_10156932105460694_3077285079590925912_n.jpg
be9dac72c676351ad7bc_13096098_10156932105700694_8216096604029758843_n.jpg
ba4a03c7b3626d7c9965_13118840_10156932106630694_2680464007574102546_n.jpg
1cb64d21a026d5c39e7d_13119823_10156932105940694_7367103881983259514_o.jpg
8891721903f8ec75fb76_13124503_10156932106265694_7874949054485651187_n.jpg
775445f14ae9b5b50990_13138766_10156932105935694_788747452834137046_n.jpg
4a8dcdeb3c13a75352ca_13138878_10156932106270694_8152126005468954350_n.jpg
70d8e02abc42ce056d58_4015fc2cd71cf2b43e96_IMG_6800.JPG

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Cooler than normal Spring weather and relentless morning showers today did not stop the thousands of participants in the ninth annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure.

Brushing off the weather, they happily supported the cause at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. 

Through the annual Race for the Cure, along with other annual events, Komen North Jersey seeks to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research and treatment. Over the years, many survivors have been recognized during these events, but this year Komen also celebrated the efforts of "Forever Fighters," those who continue to live with metastatic (stage IV or advanced) breast cancer.

Sign Up for E-News

"It’s the first year we have an exclusive race day medal to recognize and celebrate, what we call, our Forever Fighters," said Gina Fernicola, director of development for Komen North Jersey. "So we are very excited about that, as well as what is in the rest of our program this year."

Kelly Witkowski, executive director of Komen North Jersey, echoed the sentiments of Lois Solomon, this year’s honorary Forever Fighter Ambassador.

“I like how Lois explains it,” said Witkowski. “She says that she is not a survivor, but it’s more like I’m surviving.”

Witkowski joined the Komen team last October. Since then, she said, she has been humbled by the outpouring of support.  “We have a lot of exciting events planned and I am looking forward to making a difference in the community to save lives and end breast cancer forever,” said Witkowski.

TAPinto.net was a Platinum Sponsor for this year’s event. Winners were announced by Cory Marks of TAPinto.net and Kristin Wenger, president of the board of trustees for Komen North Jersey. Wenger has been on the board for six years and said she is happy to be a part of the organization that helped her find her way when she was first diagnosed.

“When I was diagnosed, one of the first things I did was call Komen,” said Wenger. “They really provided support and direction and for that I am eternally grateful and want to help them in any way I possibly can.”

Wenger and Marks congratulated and handed out medals to Jeff Altman of Randolph (1st place), Ben Guerin of Irvington (2nd place) and Thomas Huckfeldt of Summit (3rd place) for the men’s race; to Amber Matos of East Hanover (1st place), Michelle Hernandez of Florham Park (2nd place) and Antoinette Courtnery of North Caldwell (3rd place) for the women’s race; and to Leah Kabrt of West Caldwell (1st place), Candee McAloon of Summit (2nd place) and Lynn Bircsak of Scotch Plains (3rd place) for the survivor race.

This year’s Presenting Sponsors included ShopRite and Xfinity; Local Survivor Sponsor, Barnabas Health; Gold Sponsors, Bergen Health & Life, Morris/Essex Health & Life, NJ.com and the Todd Group; Silver Sponsors, C.R. Bard and Medieval Times; and Bronze Sponsors Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Livingston Mall, Atlantic Health System, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Dunkin Donuts, West Self Storage, PSEG, Pfizer, BASF and Summit Medical Group.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Randolph

Randolph Soccer Club 2018-19 Tryouts Begin Next Week

April 20, 2018

RAANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph Soccer Club is holding tryouts for the 2018-19 season (fall of 2018 & spring of 2019) starting the week of April 23.  For additional information, please visit RSC’s website (Click Here).

These tryouts will be for ages 8U – 15U (birth years 2011-2004) for full-year teams for both boys and girls.  Free online pre-registration is recommended ...

PAWS for a Cause April 28th at Heistein Park

April 17, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- 8th grade students at Randolph Middle School would like to invite the public to our Paws For A Cause Walk-A-Thon at Heistein Park on April 28th from 10:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

RMS students are hosting this event along with the 11th Hour Rescue as part of our “take action” initiative for a 8th grade Capstone Project. The purpose of ...

Celebrating 100 years: Joseph Berry, Long Time Randolph Resident

April 15, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - Joseph Berry, Jr., resident of Randolph since the 1940s, turned 100 years old on March 16, and the township council issued a proclamation for “a day of joy, happiness and reflection,” during Thursday’s meeting.

As a Randolph resident, Berry served with the Ironia Fire Company and established a Boy Scout Troop in Ironia. He also volunteered as a member of the ...

March Randolph Police Blotter Includes Multiple Possession Charges

April 13, 2018

On February 28, 2018, Shaquille Jacobs, age 19 of Maplewood, NJ was arrested by P.O. David Spence on an active warrant which was issued by the Maplewood Township Municipal Court. Mr. Jacobs was transported to the Randolph Police Department where he was processed and released after posting bail.  ...

More Than Just Kindness for Roxbury Student Adored by Tragically Killed Boy

April 17, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – She lost her 10-year-old son three years ago in a boating accident on Lake Hopatcong, but Laurie D’Amico is sure her beloved Christopher speaks to her all the time. It’s subtle but firm, she says; messages that come as sparks of recollection, inspiration or intuition.

One of those unexpected inklings led Laura and her husband Chris to a jewelry ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_810f8bc7461bca009027_toyexchange

Wed, April 25, 11:00 AM

Randolph Township Free Public Library, Randolph

Toy Exchange

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar Green Other

Carousel_image_f26dbb412743ab248c19_legos-clip-art-jvbvok-clipart_1_

Thu, April 26, 7:00 PM

Randolph Township Free Public Library, Randolph

Lego Club

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar Health & Wellness

Sat, April 28, 8:00 AM

College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown

Conference and Resource Fair Promotes Advocacy ...

Education Giving Back

Randolph High School Student Selected for Prestigious NJ Scholar Program

April 22, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School junior Renee Shen has been accepted to the prestigious New Jersey Scholar Program.

Renee said she is proud to represent Randolph High School and excited to attend the program from June 24-July 27 at the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

RHS Principal Debbie Iosso, Counseor Tashi Oyola and Teacher Peter Flynn met Renee in the high ...

Randolph High School Junior Selected for New Jersey Governor's School in the Sciences

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School junior Julia Miao has been selected to attend the 31st New Jersey Governor's School in the Sciences at Drew University July 8-28.

Julia said she was very surprised to receive this honor. "I feel very excited and lucky to have been selected for this program," said Julia, who is a member of the high school's Science, Math, English, ...

Randolph Middle School Students Selected for Honors Orchestras

April 17, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph Middle School musicians Joanna Peters, Kieran Lucas and Shoshana Zeiger who have been accepted to the NJSMA Region 1 Intermediate Orchestra and All-State Intermediate Orchestra!

"The students will grow musically and will learn wonderful new repertoire and meet some wonderful new conductors," said RMS Director of Orchestra Genevieve R. Sallemi.

Kieran said ...

Lauren Madalian Commits to West Chester University, To Play Rugby

April 12, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- Lauren Madalian, Randolph High Sxhool class of 2018, has committed to play Division 1AA Rugby for West Chester University in PA. Madalian was also accepted into the colleges honors program.

During her time at RHS, Madalian earned Varsity letters in Field Hockey, Basketball & Soccer.  Her first love was soccer when she began to play in ...

Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer a Free Ride

April 18, 2018

BRANT BEACH — The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

One-way shuttle rides from 10 a.m. to ...

Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

April 15, 2018

Don’t Complain; Vote!

It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, 11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a critical check on the federal level, but also determine how our distract fares ...

Registration is Open for Randolph Hebrew

April 23, 2018

RANDOLPH NJ- Entering its 17th year, Randolph Hebrew of Morris County has opened registration to new students for the upcoming school year that is set to begin on Sunday, September 16th 2018.

Randolph Hebrew enjoys a well earned reputation as a trend setter in creative Jewish education. Its well trained staff, cutting edge curriculum along with the teacher to student ration allows for ...

Free Veterans Legal Clinic and Benefits Expo; Friday April 27

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A free Legal Clinic and Resources Expo is scheduled for all Morris County Veterans on  Friday, April 27.  The event will take place at the Morristown Municipal Building, 200 South Street, third floor senior citizens room from 11am - 2pm.  Free coffee and donuts will be served.

“We urge our veterans to take advantage of this program ...

April is STD Awareness Month and Get Yourself Tested Month

April is Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Awareness Month, a national campaign to increase awareness about education, treatment, and prevention of STDs.  

STDs are common, affecting 1 in 2 sexually active people during their lifetime - and most people don't know they are infected.  The rate of STDs is increasing, with a 68% increase in bacterial sexually transmitted ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Morristown Medical Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) ...