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Slam Dunk Opportunity: Summit Police, Firefighters Hop in Tank to Support 2-Year-Old's Fight Against Leukemia

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All proceeds raised from the “Dunk a Cop” event at Summit's "National Night Out" August 4 will be donated to help assist in Gianna’s Torgimsen's continuously growing medical expenses.
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SUMMIT, NJ - Members of the Summit police and fire departments are ready to get wet for a very good cause.

The Summit Police Department -- in conjunction with the City's Department of Community Programs -- annually hosts its largest event, "National Night Out Against Crime (NNO)" part of a nationwide initiative introduced in 1984 to promote crime prevention activities and bring neighborhoods together.
 
More than 2.5 million Americans took part in the first-ever NNO across 400 communities in 23 states. Currently, NNO involves nearly 40 million people and over 16,000 communities from all 50 states.
 
 
The 2015 NNO will be held August 4, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Village Green, and features a wide array of federal, state and municipal level agencies showcasing different types of equipment and demonstrations, utilizing the resources each agency is known for.
 
The agencies include the FBI, United States Coast Guard, United States Border Patrol, New Jersey State Police, New Jersey Transit Police, Union County Sheriff’s Officers and their K9s, Union County Police, Union County SWAT, Summit Police, Millburn Police, Summit Fire Department, Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, Summit Department of Public Works, and Atlantic Health Paramedics.
 
The event also includes fitness demonstrations, Chris Clark’s Bike Stunt Show, bounce houses, obstacle courses, food stands, a concert and, of course, the Annual Summit Police Dunk a Cop Event.

For the third consecutive year, the Summit Police Department will be assisting a local child up against an epic battle. Two year-old Gianna Torgimsen. an avid "Frozen" fan who enjoys singing, dancing, and spending time with her big brother Dylan, is a little girl with a big smile. In March of 2015, after a routine checkup,

 
Gianna was diagnosed with Leukemia, has subsequently spent countless days in the hospital undergoing intense chemotherapy treatments away from her home. Her family continues to be by her side, every step of the way, and is confident this tough, loving little girl will beat her toughest challenge.
 
The Summit Police Department is encouraging members of the community to come out and show their support for Gianna and the entire Torgimsen family, with all proceeds raised from the “Dunk a Cop” event donated to help assist in Gianna’s continuously growing medical expenses.
 
To learn more about NNO, visit the Summit Police Department Facebook page at facebook.com/summitpd, the City website at cityofsummit.com, or call Nikki Griffiths of the Summit Police Department at 908-277-9472.

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