RED BANK, NJ:  The first annual “Hustle for Healing,” a virtual race to raise awareness and funds was announced by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County (BGCM).

In the month-ling event, participants of all ages and abilities can virtually compete in running, biking, swimming, hiking or walk the distance of their choice.

Proceeds will help BGCM members heal from the effects of childhood trauma through social-emotional learning, mindfulness, and trauma-informed care.

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“As we become more aware of the effects the ongoing pandemic has had on the mental and emotional well-being of our community, we recognize the unique role the Club can play to facilitate healing and build resiliency in our youngest citizens,” stated Douglas Eagles, Executive Director of the Club. “We are only beginning to understand the far-reaching impact that the pandemic has had on our young people, and the Boys & Girls Club is committed to mitigating the adverse effects. The Hustle for Healing will help provide the resources we need.” 

On May 6, a kick-off event will be held at Tandem Cycle in Asbury Park, which is owned by event committee member Maryclaire Pennotti. Other committee members are Brian Shea, Matt Littlehale, Nancy Karpf, Robert White, Sue Flynn, Kevin Hill, Janice Fuller, Don Butler, Lisi Klus, Christine Scoras, and Doug Eagles.

Major sponsors of the event are Nancy Karpf, the Grinberg Family Foundation, Red Oak Mortgage, Splendor Design Group, K. Hovnanian Homes, New Jersey Natural Gas, and Vydia.

Registration is $35 ($20 for students), and athletes can choose to do additional fundraising for some great prizes along the way.

To learn more, register, sponsor, or donate to the event, click HERE, or contact Christine Scoras at christine@bgcmonmouth.org.

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