Monday, May 6, 2013
Susan G. Komen race draws thousands in a sea of pink to South Mountain area Sunday.
The 5K walk/run drew thousands of participants, some clad in pink and others wearing T-shirts celebrating loved ones that had survived breast cancer Sunday in West Orange.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Annual walk attracts thousands to city for fundraising walk
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Monday, October 22, 2012
Military Park in Newark Sunday hosted the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk for the 13th consecutive year. The Brick City walk helped raise more than $180,000 for breast cancer research through the initiative. Last year, the popular walk attracted more than 12,000 people and raised more than $345,000 to fight cancer. Click through the photos above to see more.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Newark clubhouse, named after 'Saturday Night Live's' Gilda Radner, provides free emotional and social support to everyone
There's a new club in town – and everyone's invited to it. Gilda's Club Newark opened its red door Tuesday, offering a warm and loving hangout for cancer patients and anyone affected by the illness. Named after "Saturday Night Live" comedienne Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer at age 42, Gilda's Club provides a comfortable environment where cancer patients and others can receive emotional and social support. "We know that this population is diverse and underserved," said Joanna Bull, Radner's psychotherapist who co-founded Gilda's Club in 1995. "Our vision has been for many years to come to an inner-city area where this wrong could be righted." The 4,000-sq. ft. club, located at 208 Lyons Ave. across from Newark Beth Israel Medical…
Friday, September 14, 2012
This annual fundraiser returns to help fund cures for childhood cancers.
The Shillelagh Club is going bald for St. Baldrick’s this weekend when it hosts its annual fundraiser to combat children’s cancer. People will line up on Saturday to get their hair buzzed to raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for childhood cancers. Kevin Kinney, of West Caldwell and who is organizing the event, said about 70 people have already signed up to get their heads shaved by volunteer barbers, such as those from JT’s Barbershop in Verona. The event continues to draw people year after year from not only West Orange, but the Caldwells, Verona, Montclair and various other communities. The fundraiser will also feature live bands, step dancers, food, and drinks. “Every year we try…