ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Dozens of children with special needs, local students and senior citizens lined the street on Westfield Ave. to greet runners from the - New Jersey Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympic’s and help send them off for the next leg in the run.

The Roselle Park police department’s runners made a “Pit Stop” in front of the Church of Assumption on Friday morning after coming from Elizabeth caring the torch and stopping in Roselle park for a meet and greet with the kids before heading off to the next leg in Cranford, Westfield and then on to other other towns in New Jersey.  

The police department’s “Community Policing Unit” invited local students and children from Children’s Specialized Hospital’s - Medical Day Care in Roselle Park to come cheer on the runners. These children will benefit from funds raised by the event. 

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Also attending were senior adults from Senior Spirit Medical Day Care Unit who came with flags and refreshments and a lot of cheering in support of the officers and the event. 

Children’s Specialized Hospital’s Medical Day Care Center provides pediatric day care services for children with special medical needs. The staff includes a medical director, program manager, pediatric nurses, nursing assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers, teachers, and a nutritionist as well as a pharmacist for consultation with staff and parents. Children ages three months through five years old are eligible for Medical Day Care if they require continuous nursing services in a pediatric medical day care which serves medically complex and/or technology dependent children. 

Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges — from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. At 13 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective...so children can achieve more of their goals. To help, or find more information: call 888-CHILDRENS; visit www.childrens-specialized.org; Facebook: www.facebook.com/childrensspecialized; Twitter: www.twitter.com/childrensspecnj; YouTube: www.youtube.com/cshnj; LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/children's-specialized-hospital