Giving Back

Sea Change: Crabfest Donation Benefits Summit's Pathways at The Connection

Lesley Andrews and Laura Burton receive a $5,000 donation on behalf of Pathways Cooks at the 12th Annual "Stad's Crabfest," awarded by Bill Baton, founder and Board of Directors President.

SUMMIT, NJ - 'Pathways Cooks', a program of The Connection that provides -- free of charge -- support, wellness and educational programs for women with cancer, has received a $5,000 donation via the 12th Annual "Stad’s Crabfest" held in Westfield, where 125 guests enjoyed a feast from the sea in support of cancer-related charities.

"Stad’s Crabfest" began over a decade ago in the backyard of its Board President Bill Baton, and is “devoted to raising awareness and enhancing the quality of life of those affected by cancer, focusing on the journey from diagnosis through resolution.”

Each year, "Stad’s Crabfest" selects a different organization that supports its mission. Pathways Cooks was proud to be the primary recipient of "Stad’s Crabfest" in 2014. The primary recipient of the Crabfest this year was Camp Kesem which provides a free five-day summer sleep-away camp for children who have a parent diagnosed with cancer.

Sign Up for E-News

Pathways Cooks was uniquely honored to be a secondary recipient this year.

Started in 2011, Pathways Cooks’ volunteers, currently managed by Ann Karr, have prepared and delivered over 10,000 delicious, nutrient-dense meals to women undergoing cancer treatment and their families, free of charge.

The many Pathways Cooks recipients rave about the healthy soups, grain salads, a variety of three entrees, veggies and desserts delivered by volunteers to their doors.  The program eases the burden on women going through treatment who do not have the energy to plan, shop for or prepare meals.

One Pathways recipient said, “What a blessing you have been to our family.  The nutritious, delicious meals that are cheerfully delivered on Wednesdays have been a lifeline for our family.  It is clear that each part of the meals is planned, prepared and packaged with love.”  

Pathways Cooks is one of many support programs offered, with other initiatives including:

'Pathways Team SOS' where cancer survivors and supporters paddle on Lake Parsippany every Monday night from April to September, enjoying a “floating support group” while benefiting from focused exercise;

Pathways Therapeutic Yoga, with complimentary classes offered twice a week at The Connection, giving women with a history of any cancer the opportunity to manage stress while increasing strength and flexibility;

Pathways Women’s Cancer Teaching Project, with breast and gynecological cancer survivors training healthcare professionals and students about the realities of living with cancer, and:

Pathways Financial Assistance Fund, which provides direct financial support for women in our service area with cancer who are in dire need of paying basic necessities.

To make a tax-deductible donation to Pathways, visit

To learn more about Pathways, contact Pathways Director, Lesley Andrews, at (908) 273-4242, ext. 154 or contact

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Summit Fire Department Blotter

01/01/2018 9:26 am     FD dispatched to a motor vehicle accident, car vs. pole in front of 196 GLENSIDE AVENUE.  On arrival occupant was out of the vehicle.  Summit EMS assumed patient contact. FD made notification to the power company to make repairs.  Summit PD remained on scene for traffic control and road closure until repairs were made.

01/02/2018 7:36 pm ...

Summit Police Blotter

March 12, 2018

3/3 - Daniel T. Lipkin, 20, of Millington was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and possession of an alcoholic beverage under legal age. Mr. Lipkin was processed and released with a pending court date.

3/3 - Taurino Alday-Benitez, 28, of Summit was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Mr. Alday-Benitez was processed and released with ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Talks Cryptocurrency and Mobile Payment Trends

March 14, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on discussing the trends in mobile payments and cryptocurrencies:

​​​For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive ...

Summit Republicans Host 'Mini-Convention' Mar. 24

The Summit Republican City Committee will be holding its annual 'Mini-Convention' March 24 at Christ Church.


The Mini-Convention' will take place in Lyle Hall, and feature registration and refreshments beginning at 1:30 p.m., with 'Gavel Down' at 2:30 p.m.


For more information, contact


Christ Church ...

Profit from Recent Volatility with Stock Market Bargains

Markets retreated in February, the worst down month in two years. A record surge in volatility caused several ETFs designed as leveraged bets on low volatility to plunge, with at least one being forced to liquidate and hand its investors a near total loss.

The Causes of February’s Market Retreat

The initial catalyst for the sell off was inflation. The January jobs report showed ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


Get Smart

I don’t want to be on a first name basis with my refrigerator.


Oh don’t get me wrong, I am all for cool technology—when it works—but I draw the line at talking to appliances.  I have enough trouble carrying on conversations with humans.  


But in what must be one of the truly great technological oxymorons of our time, the dawn of the ...

Learn a Language @ Your Library

Anyone can learn a language at the Summit Free Public Library!

Did you know that the Summit Library has a subscription to Muzzy Club? Funded by a grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Muzzy Club is an online resource that allows Summit Library cardholders of all ages to learn a new language. Languages in Muzzy Club include British and American English, Spanish, ...