West Orange Council Acknowledges Groups Fighting Cancer

Megan Brill, Downtown West Orange Alliance director, and councilman Jerry Guarino present $76,936 to Jennifer Marzigliano, of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Credits: Alan Grossman
Todd Cohen, of the NJ affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, receives a mayor’s proclamation recognizing the importance of the organization’s work. Credits: Alan Grossman
Perry Bashkoff presented the council with an update about his efforts to greatly increase the social networking visibility of West Orange this past year. Credits: Alan Grossman

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council meeting and administration acknowledged the work of two groups this week that are active in West Orange in efforts to raise awareness of and support for combatting ovarian cancer and pancreatic cancer.

Jennifer Marzigliano, chapter manager, New Jersey for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC), received a check for $76,936 that was raised by this year’s Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer. More than $87,000 was raised in total by this event, which is co-sponsored by the NOCC and the Downtown West Orange Alliance.

“I want to thank everyone in West Orange for helping us bring greater awareness to ovarian cancer,” said Marzigliano. “I especially want to thank Mayor Parisi and the town council for their support of this event.”

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In addition, the mayor acknowledged Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month with a proclamation that was presented to Todd Cohen, purple light chair and volunteer social media administrator for the New Jersey affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Cohen urged people to visit to learn more about the disease, and how good nutrition care improves outcomes. 

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