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Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Atlantic City Boardwalk at Kennedy Plaza and Boardwalk Hall will go purple on Sunday, October 26th, when as many as 2,000 supporters Walk to End Alzheimer's!  Check-in begins at 9am. A pre-walk program at 10:15am will include the Promise Garden Ceremony, followed by the official walk start at 10:30am!  Signing up is FREE and easy!  Just go to alz.org/WALK.  FREE registration assistance is also available through the Chapter's 24/7 toll-free Helpline at 800-272-3900.  Walk to End Alzheimer's is made possible by Genesis HealthCare!

Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's, a degenerative brain disease that affects more than five million people across the country.  Approximately 200,000 are younger than 65, and in rarer cases, some as young as 30.  Alzheimer's the most common form of dementia, is the nation's sixth-leading cause of death, and the only one among the top-10 causes of death that has no cure, can't be prevented or even slowed!  It kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Alzheimer's causes severe memory loss, confusion, and changes in thinking, perception, and behavior, eventually leaving the person with dementia unable to care for him or herself.  Anyone who would like to learn more about Alzheimer's disease, or has questions, may call the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/delval. 

Atlantic City Marathon Series

Register now for Atlantic City Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k and 10k every October (hosted by  our own Mike Richman) or the April Fools Half Marathon, Shore Medical Center 11K and 7K  every April. It’s all part of the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series.  Run, Sponsor or Volunteer. Do you have a band that wants to perform along the race route? Email swray@equitycommunications.net

CASA

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Atlantic and Cape May Counties and its trained volunteers speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in the foster care system and are dedicated to ensuring these children are placed in safe permanent homes as quickly as possible. For more information on volunteering or donating, log onto www.atlanticcapecasa.org.

  

Toys For Kids

The Toys for Kids Program collects toys throughout the year and distributes to children in Atlantic County, especially around the holidays. If you'd like to help support the cause, log onto ToysforKidsProgram.org for more information or purchase a page(s) in the 2013 Toys for Kids Holiday Coloring/Activity book. Contact Greg DePiano at 609-226-1560 for more info!

  

Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation

The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation is named for cancer survivor and professional surfer Dean Randazzo. It was created 10 years ago when Randazzo was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes.  Since successfully battling the disease three times, Dean continues his competitive professional surfing career, proudly representing the Garden State all over the world. This foundation raises money for cancer research and awareness and assists individuals SOUTH JERSEY battling cancer both financially and emotionally.  To date, they have donated over $100,000.00 to worthy beneficiaries who fit these criteria.  "Surf for a Cause" is held every September. It includes a amateur and professional surf contest, a four person team co-ed volleyball tournament, 5K Beach Run, 1 Mile Beach Walk and lots of other fun at the beach.

Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Run/Michael J Walk

Don't miss the Shirley Mae Run/Michael J Walk Every May on at the Atlantic City Boardwalk outside the Tropicana.  The Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Assistance Fund benefits breast cancer patients in southeastern New Jersey.

 

 

 

 

Somers Point Bayfest Committee

Along with orgainizing Somers Point Bayfest every April, each year, the Bayfest Committee uses proceeds from the event to fund special projects for the residents of Somers Point. Recent contributions include the installation of new playground equipment at the public beach, and the installation of beautiful banners adorning Historic Bay Avenue. Improvements to Bud Kern Field, donations the Mainland Region High School Commutation Arts Department, just to name a few. To become a volunteer at this year's event, send an email with contact information to somerspointbayfest@comcast.net

United Way of Atlantic County

United Way of Atlantic County serves the needs of the local community, by targeting core areas of need and mobilizing resources. United Way serves as a catalyst for community advancement by connecting a diverse set of individuals, institutions and organizations to research, identify and implement problem-solving initiatives within the local community. United Way facilitates these activities and objectives by providing financial support through various fund raising efforts and grant opportunities. All proceeds from Tropicana's Taste of the Quarter event Sept. 8 benefit the United Way of Atlantic County.

Hansen & Serenity Houses

The Hansen House mission is to treat, in a residential setting, those who suffer from alcoholism and/or drug addiction by providing counseling, discussion groups, job placement, living skills, 12-step meetings and other assistance designed to guide residents to recovery. Serenity House for Women and The Randy Scarborough House for Men are transitional sober-living homes in South Jersey. Residents live in a supportive, drug-and-alcohol-free environment while learning how to become responsible members of the community in order to live full and happy lives in recovery.

 

 

Air Force Reserve

Upgrade your career while serving your country in the Air Force Reserve.  For information, call (800) 257-1212 or visit www.afreserve.com.

  

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