Nutley girls soccer ‘pinks out’ for cancer awareness

Nutley girls soccer ‘pinks out’ for cancer awareness

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley High School girls soccer team had two victories on Oct. 28: the girls defeated Belleville 5-1 and they helped raise cancer awareness in the “pink out” game. By pinking out, the team was able to raise $500 through Nutley Relay For Life. Photos Courtesy of Mike DiPiano

Lighting up teal to support those with MBC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Oct. 13, the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange joined the #LightUpMBC campaign, illuminating the building in green, teal and pink, to support National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. The illumination was initiated by West Orange resident Deborah Feinberg, who serves as a #LightUpMBC ambassador. Feinberg’s niece, Tami Bowling […]

Hackensack Meridian CDI scientists find one-two punch against cancer

NUTLEY, NJ — A one-two punch of changing gene expression, then deploying immune checkpoint inhibitors, shows promise in battling one of the most treatment-resistant types of cancer in preclinical models, according to a new publication including authors from the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation, located in Nutley. Their research findings published Aug. 14 […]

Area scientists uncover signposts in DNA that pinpoint risks for cancers

Area scientists uncover signposts in DNA that pinpoint risks for cancers

NUTLEY, NJ — By sequencing entire genomes for DNA modifications, and analyzing both cancer tissues and healthy ones, Hackensack Meridian Health researchers and doctors have found what could be a key to risks for cancer and other diseases: specific locations in the DNA where those expression changes — methylation — are imbalanced, according to a […]

Camp Happy Times to operate remotely this summer

Camp Happy Times to operate remotely this summer

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This summer, Camp Happy Times, like the majority of camps around the country, will become a place that engages kids cerebrally and looks to online opportunities for growth and friendship building. The decision to move to a completely online camping experience was shaped by the new operating parameters of state and local […]

All-star hockey game to benefit The Valerie Fund

All-star hockey game to benefit The Valerie Fund

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Kids Ice Cancer and The Valerie Fund are teaming up to score a goal against pediatric cancer in New Jersey. When sophomore and hockey player Andrew Low lost three family members to cancer in 2016 he decided that he needed to play his position on the team fighting back against cancer. Low […]

SHP’s annual Buzz-Off supports cancer research

SHP’s annual Buzz-Off supports cancer research

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At a Feb. 19 lunchtime gathering in Bayley Seton Auditorium at Seton Hall Prep, dozens of students and several teachers offered up their locks to the shears of a dozen guest barbers to raise money for cancer research. Spurred on by Service Learning Director Vinnie McMahon, the eighth annual Buzz-Off, in […]

Oysterfest donates more than $20K to local families, melanoma research

Oysterfest donates more than $20K to local families, melanoma research

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Recently, the Robert J. Miller Foundation donated $20,000 to the Melanoma Research Foundation in memory of Chris Westdyk. The funds were raised from the fifth annual Oysterfest celebration in September. Bob Miller was a longtime Maplewood resident who lived in the heart of town with his wife, Grace, and their four daughters. […]

Thanksgiving lunch highlights community, strength, giving

Thanksgiving lunch highlights community, strength, giving

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce, West Orange Lions Club, West Orange Rotary Club and Orange/West Orange UNICO hosted their annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon on Nov. 27, bringing residents together at Mayfair Farms to celebrate the holiday and hear guest speaker Barbara Warter. Mayor Robert Parisi also spoke at the event. […]

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