Mayor Fulop will be honorary chair for Race for the Cure…

first_imgThe Susan G. Komen North Jersey 11th Annual Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park is coming up on May 6, and everyone is gearing up to rally and raise awareness (and funds) in support of Komen’s bold initiative targeted at reducing the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by the year 2026 by improving access to quality and timely cancer care and enhancing Komen’s national research focus on the most lethal types of breast cancers.Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop will take on the role of this year’s Honorary Race Chair. He has moved quickly to engage his city and help generate support for the Race and the fight against breast cancer.“I am honored to stand with the local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen as the Honorary Chair of the 2018 Race for the Cure here in Jersey City,” says Mayor Fulop. “This is an organization that has offered support and guidance to countless individuals and families during the past two decades, and has proven its dedication to fighting breast cancer across the nation. I look forward to an incredible day at the Race for the Cure in our very own Liberty State Park as we celebrate all that this organization has accomplished.”“Moving our race to Liberty State Park last year was a huge success; people loved it,” says Kelly E. Nagle, executive director of Komen North Jersey. “Everyone running, walking and celebrating with the shared purpose of finding the cures for breast cancer was incredibly powerful. And with the singular backdrop of New York City and the Statue of Liberty, the day is picture perfect. We are grateful to Mayor Steven Fulop and Jersey City for their support of Komen North Jersey and our mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever. I’m looking forward to what is sure to be the best race yet.”Newport Centre will hosting an after party in the mall’s center court from 12 -2 p.m. Attendees will enjoy refreshments, interactive activities, instagrammable selfie stations, and receive special discounts from participating retailers. RPM Raceway will host a Racing for the Cure event at 12 noon.To register for the 11th Annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure, or make a donation to help get Komen North Jersey closer to achieving its BOLD GOAL, visit www.KomenNorthJersey.org/Race, call (908) 277-2904, or email [email protected] ×  1 / 3  Mayor Steven M. Fulop cuts the ribbon to kick off the 5K Fun Walk at last year’s Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. L-R: 2017 Honorary Survivor Ambassador Patty Steele, Radio 101.1/WCBS-FM co-host of “Scott Shannon in the Morning,” Kelly E. Nagle, Executive Director, Komen North Jersey; Steven M. Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City; Kristin Wenger, Past President, Komen North Jersey Board of Trustees; Carrie Duane, 2017 New Balance Ambassador; and Marcos Vigil, Deputy Mayor of Jersey City. (Photo: Eloquent Studios)  2 / 3  More than 2,000 people were at the 2017 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. Last year was the first time the North Jersey Affiliate held their Race at Liberty State Park; more are expected to be on site at this year’s event, which will again offer a 5K USATF Certified Timed Run and a 5K Fun Walk. (Photo: Eloquent Studios)  3 / 3  Survivors with signs depicting the number of years they have “survived,” take the stage at the 2017 Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. The Survivor Ceremony is a highlight of a day that focuses on Survivors, Forever Fighters and their families. (Photo: Eloquent Studios) ❮ ❯ 1 / 3  Mayor Steven M. Fulop cuts the ribbon to kick off the 5K Fun Walk at last year’s Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. L-R: 2017 Honorary Survivor Ambassador Patty Steele, Radio 101.1/WCBS-FM co-host of “Scott Shannon in the Morning,” Kelly E. Nagle, Executive Director, Komen North Jersey; Steven M. Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City; Kristin Wenger, Past President, Komen North Jersey Board of Trustees; Carrie Duane, 2017 New Balance Ambassador; and Marcos Vigil, Deputy Mayor of Jersey City. (Photo: Eloquent Studios)  2 / 3  More than 2,000 people were at the 2017 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. Last year was the first time the North Jersey Affiliate held their Race at Liberty State Park; more are expected to be on site at this year’s event, which will again offer a 5K USATF Certified Timed Run and a 5K Fun Walk. (Photo: Eloquent Studios)  3 / 3  Survivors with signs depicting the number of years they have “survived,” take the stage at the 2017 Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. The Survivor Ceremony is a highlight of a day that focuses on Survivors, Forever Fighters and their families. (Photo: Eloquent Studios) ❮ ❯last_img

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