NEWARK—The North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® will host the 2009 Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure®, the largest series of 5K run/walks in the world, on Sunday, April 26, from 8 a.m. – noon in Essex County Branch Brook Park, Newark. The race is designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and education, screening and treatment programs for underserved and uninsured women throughout northern New Jersey.
Honorary chairs of this year’s Race for the Cure are Joseph DiVincenzo, Essex County executive and Jeffrey Vanderbeek, chairman and managing partner of the New Jersey Devils.
In addition to the 5k walk/run and 1.5mile fun walk, the April 26 Race for the Cure® will feature a survivor celebration, entertainment by WPLJ 95.5 and the fabulous show band, The Infernos, an exposition site with product sampling from national and local sponsors as well as from breast health, fitness and nutrition businesses.
For the kids, there will be a Kids for the Cure® tent with Mr. Ray, children’s singer and songwriter, soccer skills and drills taught by the New Jersey Ironmen, a Moon Bounce, clowns, face painting and arts and craft. For additional information, to register, volunteer or donate, visit: www.komennorthjersey.org/race or call 908-277-2904, ext. 14.
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