Health & Wellness

United For A Cause 5K Run/Family 1 Miler Set for on Weds, May 17


FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council will partner together to host a 5K and Family 1 mile walk/run on Wednesday, May 17.

The goals is to celebrate and provide opportunities for health and wellness within the Scotch Plains-Fanwood community. Proceeds from “United for a Cause” will benefit Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council Health and Wellness Scholarship United For a Causeand LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

LIVESTRONG at the Y is a 12-week physical activity program free to members of our community recovering from cancer. The program enables the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA to offer participants educational seminars, childcare assistance and services for financial management. These activities help recovering cancer survivors “get their lives back” physically, mentally and spiritually. 

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The “United for a Cause” 5K is a healthy community event that will “give” back to our local families and students. Many of local students choose to pursue a career in the health and wellness field and this event will acknowledge a student(s) positive intentions by providing scholarship monies to put towards their college, school or training program costs. By providing financial support we hope to foster their desire to make our world a healthier place.

Want to help raise money for this cause? Get sponsors for your run/walk. Click here to download the form.

Any questions regarding the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, contact Sheri Cognetti or the SPF PTA Council's Health & Wellness Scholarship please contact Gina Giacona. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.

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