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. […]

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society honors local man

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society honors local man

CRANFORD, NJ — The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society recently honored John Kellenyi by naming a conference room at its New Jersey Chapter headquarters in Cranford after the volunteer, who raised $19 million for the organization.  The longtime Maplewood resident, who died of cancer two years ago, volunteered with the national organization for decades, serving as […]

‘Broadway Rocks Cancer’ to be Nov. 18 at SOPAC

‘Broadway Rocks Cancer’ to be Nov. 18 at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — More than 20 Broadway stars will take the stage for an inspiring evening of music at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. for the Summit Medical Group Foundation “Broadway Rocks Cancer” concert.  Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit SMGF programming that provides comfort, care […]

West Orange ‘pinks out’ at Oct. 25 football game

West Orange ‘pinks out’ at Oct. 25 football game

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange football came back from two back-to-back losses to take the win over Bloomfield, 39-0, at the annual “Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness” game held Oct. 25 in Suriano Stadium.  A halftime ceremony recognized Kelly Elementary School Principal Joanne Pollara as a breast cancer survivor and Bloomfield Athletic Director […]

$128K raised for children battling cancer and blood disorders

$128K raised for children battling cancer and blood disorders

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Valerie Fund Center at Monmouth Medical Center’s Unterberg Children’s Hospital felt the love and support of the community on Oct. 13 as World Subaru presented The Valerie Fund 5K Run and Walk at Long Branch’s Great Lawn. Hundreds of people joined together to help support the children of The Valerie Fund, […]

WOHS grad becomes orthopaedic surgeon to help others

WOHS grad becomes orthopaedic surgeon to help others

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Class of 2007 alumnus Dr. Joseph Ippolito has led a miraculous life, and he has dedicated his life to providing miracles for others. When Ippolito was 5 months old, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma. “I underwent several surgeries and chemotherapy for the first few years […]

WO runs to ‘Break the Silence’

Mayor’s 5K raises $80,000 for ovarian cancer research and awareness

WO runs to ‘Break the Silence’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of runners and walkers trekked up and down Main Street on Sept. 22 for the annual Mayor’s 5K Walk/Run to Break the Silence, raising approximately $80,000 for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to aid research and raise awareness for early detection. The Downtown West Orange Alliance helped organize the event, […]

Going pink in style for breast cancer awareness

Going pink in style for breast cancer awareness

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sept. 26, Susan G. Komen North Jersey hosted the Pink Champagne Lunch & Fashion Show at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, featuring local breast cancer survivors as the models on the runway. The event consisted of an afternoon full of celebrating survivors and networking with passionate advocates in the fight […]

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