Record Numbers Attend 26th Annual Mayor's 5K Run/Walk in West Orange

September 27, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A record number of supporters participated in the 26th annual Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk to “break the silence” on ovarian cancer on Saturday, which also commemorated the run’s ten-year partnership with the Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA) and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC).

The NOCC thanked the mayor’s office and all ...

West Orange High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team Scores with Car Wash Fundraiser

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Over the course of three hours on Saturday, Sept. 24, the West Orange High School girls varsity soccer team raised more than $800 by hosting a car wash in the school parking lot. The 3-2-2 team hosted the fundraiser in order to provide a service to the town as well as to themselves and others in need.

“The profits of the car wash to towards making breast cancer ...

Mayor's 5k Run for Ovarian Cancer, On-Site Registration to Begin at 8 a.m. Sunday

WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Sunday Sep. 25, open registration for the Mayor's 5k Run to fight ovarian cancer will start at 8 a.m.

The program is as follows:

8:00 a.m. - Registration, Raffle and all Displays are open. Dance, stretch and sing along to Ultimate DJ Entertainment. Ovarian cancer survivors are encouraged to head over to the Survivor Table to proudly put their hand ...

Ovarian Cancer Survivor Encourages Local Supporters to Participate in West Orange Mayor's 5K Run/Walk

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In addition to walking or running alongside friends, family and sponsors, ovarian cancer survivors will also be invited to put their handprints on a survivor banner at the 26th annual Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk on Sept. 25

Sunday’s event benefits the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC), whose mission is to fight tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer ...

A Successful Sunday for Kessler Foundation's Annual Stroll 'n Roll

VERONA, NJ — Proceeds from the Kessler Foundation’s 13th annual Stroll ‘n Roll at Verona Park on Sunday will support the Kessler Foundation’s internationally renowned medical rehabilitation research and provide funding for a variety of disability employment initiatives that return people to their homes, communities and the workplace. 

West Orange-based Kessler ...

Casino Night/Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Benefits Daughters of Israel in West Orange

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Daughters of Israel’s Casino Night/Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, a charity benefit for the Home located at 1155 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, attracted nearly 200 local supporters on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston.

Underwritten by Valley National Bank, Casino Night aims to raise between $30-60,000 as it has in previous ...

Essex County Executive Hosts 15th "Essex County Remembers" 9/11 Memorial

WEST ORANGE, NJ - For the 15th consecutive year, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. invited the public to attend “Essex County Remembers,” a 9/11 ceremony at the Essex County Eagle Rock Reservation Memorial in West Orange dedicated to remembering the importance of the tragic event as well as those who lost their lives in the attacks or bravely served their country that ...

Business Leaders Steer the First Annual Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk

ROSELAND, NJ — The first-annual Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk, combining three former walks (Essex County, Morris County and Union County) into one mega walk, will be held at the ADP Corporate Headquarters on Sunday, Oct. 23 in Roseland. 

The funds raised at the Heart Walk support putting up-to-the-minute research into doctors’ hands so that they can better prevent ...

West Orange Library to Host Kids' Fun Run Before 26th Annual Mayor's 5K Run/Walk

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Since the West Orange Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk’s inception in 1994, the West Orange Public Library has been participating by hosting a “kids’ fun run” an hour prior to the big event. At the 26th annual Mayor's 5K Run/Walk on Sept. 25, benefiting the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC), the librarians of West Orange Public Library will be ...

West Orange Rotary Celebrates First Rotary Day at Red Bulls Arena

HARRISON, NJ — Members of the West Orange Rotary celebrated the first Rotary Day on Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison to benefit PolioPlus, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children.

More than one million Rotary members have donated their time and personal resources to end polio.

“In addition to watching a ...

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On the Move: A Consumer Conference for People with Spinal Cord Injury

September 20, 2016

You’re cordially invited to attend On the Move: A Consumer Conference for People with Spinal Cord Injury on this Friday, September 23rd, 9:30am-4:30 pm, in West Orange, NJ.

The Kessler Foundation conference will provide a rare opportunity for the media to see people with spinal cord injury (SCI) demonstrating how to use various types of robotic ...

'How do you hold your dad in your life?' she asked

“I feel my dad’s presence next to me at the kitchen table.” Elizabeth, age 10

I first began working in the field of children’s grief support in 1997 as a volunteer for the Rainbows program in Montclair. I’ll never forget a little girl named Elizabeth who was 10 years old when she came to Rainbows. Her father had died suddenly of a heart attack.