Monday, February 4, 2013
The event honors Livingston's Jennifer Goodman Linn
On Feb. 9, Capt. Fred Kingston of West Orange’s FMBA Local 28 and 228 will be leading a team of firefighters into the line of fire -- but this time it won’t involve a burning building. Instead, together they will be fighting rare cancers. Kingston and his 11-person team will be participating in The Cycle for Survival, the national indoor team cycling event that funds research on rare cancers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Donations to the West Orange FMBA Local 28 & 228 Team can be made on the Team's page. “The men and women of the West Orange FMBA Local 28 and 228 will be cycling in hope of finding a cure for all cancers,” said Kingston, who also rode last year. A 2007 Study by the University of Cincinnati showed firefighters …
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…
Monday, July 30, 2012
September 9 will be the 25th Anniversary of National Cancer Survivors Day.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Monday, July 30, 2012
In recognition of the 25th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day, the Saint Barnabas Cancer Program is inviting their patients to a Celebration of Life Luncheon on Sunday, September 9. This special event celebrates the courage of cancer survivors, the fortitude of their health caregivers, and the support of their loved ones. The afternoon is hosted by The Saint Barnabas Cancer Program and will take place from 12 to 3 p.m. at Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052. Celebration of Life will feature a presentation entitled “A Life in the Balance: A Comic’s Story of Surviving Cancer with Laughter and a Passion for Living” by keynote speaker Scott Burton. An 18-year osteosarcoma survivor, Mr. Burton is an award-winning …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
West Orange High School hosted an American Cancer Society fundraiser
Under clear skies, and in the glow of candle-lit luminaria, students, parents, and community members walked through the night for the American Cancer Society. The annual "Relay for Life" saw teams, many dressed in identical t-shirts or even costumes, walking around the West Orange High School track for much of Friday night. The event began with a Survivors' walk, then a lap dedicated to Caregivers. Columbia High School students walked. Two teams, "Jersey Cure" and "Up All Night" represented the community.
Monday, September 20, 2010
More than 200 gathered for Saturday event
At least 60 men, women and even children shaved for the brave Saturday in West Orange at the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh club for the fourth annual St. Baldrick's cancer research fundraiser. The estimated total of money raised from the event is more than $80,000. Watch the video for more details. No sound? Click on the next video.