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Susan G. Komen North Jersey Announces Award Honorees Robert C. Garrett, Amparo Aguirre and LAX For The Cure

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Susan G. Komen® North Jersey today announced its Pink Tie Party honorees to be recognized during the March 21st event being held at Ruth's Chris Steak House in Jersey City. For over twenty years, Susan G. Komen North Jersey has helped those who can't pay for treatments, worked to ensure that all people get the care they need, fought for the rights of patients with policy makers and funded breakthroughs in research that saves lives.

This signature event celebrates deserving honorees and raises funds for life-saving North Jersey community programs and national research.

This year's deserving honorees are:

Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, Founders Award Honoree. Bob is CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health and a lifelong advocate working to enhance healthcare service within the community. He is widely recognized for his visionary leadership not only within the field of healthcare, but within the many organizations he supports through his work on advisory boards and boards of directors. Our Founders Award recognizes individuals who have made an impact on healthcare services in the North Jersey community through a lifetime of effort and commitment.

"Susan G. Komen North Jersey's community programs are an example of the very best collaboration in our healthcare community. When nonprofits partner with healthcare systems to deliver initiatives that get into the community with education and prevention programs, the entire community benefits. Hackensack Meridian Health will continue to support the programs that emphasize increasing access to that care," says Bob Garrett.

Amparo Aguirre, Trailblazer Award Honoree. Amparo Aguirre is a Komen-funded

bi-lingual Breast Health Outreach Coordinator at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. Our Trailblazer Award recognizes individuals whose commitment has made an impact on breast cancer awareness, early screening and detection within the North Jersey community.

"I am so honored to receive this award from Komen North Jersey. Saving lives is a privilege that most people don't have the opportunity to enjoy. Providing education and access to screening, particularly in the Latino Community, is my passion and I am grateful for this opportunity that Komen North Jersey provides," says Amparo Aguirre.

LAX for the Cure, Champion Award Honoree. LAX for the Cure is a girls' lacrosse tournament that was founded in 2007 by Jessica Shoulberg, CFO of STEPS Lacrosse LLC. During the summer of 2007, the STEPS Lacrosse club had three mothers fighting breast cancer. The Shoulbergs wanted to help in the fight against the disease and decided to use the growth of girls' lacrosse and the summer tournament circuit as a vehicle. LAX for the Cure was launched to meet the ideals of players, parents, clubs, and college coaches, with the additional goal of raising funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.

To date, $3+ million has been raised; an amazing milestone and legacy for such an initiative. The LAX girls are driven competitors who embody the Champion Award that honors a competitive mindset and celebrates the heartfelt work and success of the organization. The girls are celebrated as champions within their sport and champions for the cause of breast cancer.

"Each has contributed immeasurably to our mission and to the fight against breast cancer. We provided them the opportunity to get involved in a life-saving cause and they ran with it. I am so proud of every one of the girls who, through their dedication, are giving hope to the thousands of people, right here, who rely on Susan G. Komen North Jersey to access quality, timely care," says Jessica Shoulberg.

"Our honorees represent the very best in leadership, passion and dedication that gives HOPE to thousands of women and men in North Jersey in need of breast health care or facing a breast cancer diagnosis," says Perla Haltner, Acting Executive Director of Komen North Jersey.

The honorees will be the stars of the evening alongside tasty food, cocktails, gaming and fun. It promises to be a memorable, feel-good night, thanks to the generosity of this year's Pink Tie Party sponsors including: Hackensack Meridian Health, RWJBarnabas, Investors Bank, Dun and Bradstreet, ROI-NJ and TAPinto.net.

About Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen® is the world's leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide. We advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information. Born out of a promise between two sisters, Susan G. Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow's cures.

About Susan G. Komen® and Komen North Jersey

Komen North Jersey is helping fuel research, advocate for patients and support people facing breast cancer locally through a variety of direct patient-centered services and by collaborating with area providers to remove barriers and connect people to needed care across Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties.

For more information, call 908-277-2904 or visit https://komennorthjersey.org/.

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey’s MORE THAN PINK Wellness Expo, Presented by Aetna, Comes to Jersey City, NJ Sunday, October 6

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Susan G. Komen North Jersey, will be holding its MORE THAN PINK Wellness Expo on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Harborside Atrium in Jersey City from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. This interactive health and wellness expo will offer attendees convenient access to education and critical health screening services, health/wellness exhibits, fitness/nutrition demonstrations, survivor support, a senior pavilion, medical information and genetic testing.

This year's event also features award-winning breast surgeon, breast cancer survivor, and Jersey City native, Julia M. DiGioia, M.D., F.A.C.S. As the event chairperson, Dr. DiGioia embodies the Wellness Expo mission to bring health and wellness solutions to our community.

The MORE THAN PINK Wellness Expo is free to attend.
Health screenings available include: clinical breast exams, mammograms, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, dental, PSA, HIV, cognitive screening, and a senior pavilion. Mammograms are available to all insured or uninsured participants by calling Hoboken Family Planning at 201-963-0300 in advance to reserve your Expo appointment. There are limited spots available.

"Awareness and knowledge are a person's strongest ally when it comes to battling illness," said Perla Haltner, Acting Executive Director of the Susan G Komen North Jersey. "We urge everyone in the North Jersey area to join us for this Wellness Expo and take advantage of the terrific services and information available there."

Since its inception, the North Jersey affiliate of the Susan G. Komen organization has focused on community involvement to enhance, support, and provide area breast cancer patients access to critical services. Susan G. Komen North Jersey relies on the support and collaboration of its dedicated community partners to raise awareness of breast cancer detection, support services and educational services we provide in the 9-county Northern New Jersey area.

The Harborside Atrium event location is provided by host Mack-Cali and Expo visitors can easily access the Jersey City location via a NY Waterway ferry. The NY Waterway is the event's Community Impact Sponsor.

For this event Susan G. Komen North Jersey is teaming up with an array of sponsors and partners to offer a Wellness Expo where anyone can access all types of health professionals and screenings to begin their journey to better health.

Expo sponsors include, Atlantic Health Systems, RWJ Barnabas Health, Pfizer Oncology, Myriad Women's Health, Alliance Community Healthcare, Inc., Hoboken Family Planning, Montclair Radiology, Horizon, Hudson County Family Planning, NJCEED, Hackensack Meridian Health, Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services and City of Jersey City.

MORE THAN PINK WELLNESS EXPO Presented by Aetna
Sunday, October 6, 2019; 12 - 4 p.m.
HARBORSIDE ATRIUM
210 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Susan G. Komen North Jersey holds a number of events each year. For more information about the Wellness Expo visit: https://komennorthjersey.org/expo/

About Susan G. Komen(R)

Susan G. Komen(R) is the world's leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide. We advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information. Born out of a promise between two sisters, Susan G. Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow's cures.

About Susan G. Komen North Jersey(R)

Komen North Jersey is helping fuel research, advocate for patients and support people facing breast cancer locally through a variety of direct patient-centered services and by collaborating with area providers to remove barriers and connect people to needed care across Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties. For more information, call 908-277-2904 or visit https://komennorthjersey.org/.

Media Contact:
Jana McDonough
Komen North Jersey
1-516-673-6322
media@komennorthjersey.org

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey Honors Arthur E. Imperatore with Inaugural Community Impact Award

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. -- Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced today it presented its inaugural Community Impact Award to Arthur Imperatore Sr., Founder and resident of NY Waterway, the largest commuter ferry fleet in New York Harbor, providing commuter ferry and bus services between New Jersey and Manhattan.

The award has been specially created to recognize companies and individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the local cancer fighting efforts that Susan G. Komen North Jersey facilitates. The award was presented on September 19 at a ceremony at NY Waterway corporate headquarters in Weehawken, N.J.

Since its inception, the North Jersey affiliate of the Susan G. Komen organization has always relied on community involvement and engagement to enhance, support, and provide area breast cancer patients access to critical services. Through the Community Impact Award, the nonprofit hopes to honor and recognize the people and organizations that have helped Susan G. Komen North Jersey deliver on its mission of achieving significant community impact through local partnerships and collaboration.

"Arthur has been the example of community partners for Komen North Jersey. Under his leadership, NY Waterway has extended valuable resources to help get our message out to their customers and rally support for our local initiatives," said Perla Haltner, Acting Executive Director of Susan G. Komen North Jersey. "As an integral part of the Komen team, Arthur and NY Waterway have introduced us to other community leaders who've been champions when it comes to helping us raise awareness of breast cancer detection, support services and educational services we provide in the 9-county Northern New Jersey area."

"As a family business, NY Waterway has supported the communities and people of Northern New Jersey for over 70 years," said award recipient and NY Waterway's Founder, Arthur E. Imperatore. "I'm honored to receive this recognition and can't wait to promote more of the great work Susan G. Komen North Jersey is doing in this region."

Susan G. Komen North Jersey holds a number of events each year, including their upcoming Susan G. Komen North Jersey FREE Wellness Expo which will be held Sunday, October 6th at the Harborside Atrium in Jersey City. The Expo will offer a number of free screenings including: clinical breast exams, mammograms, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, dental, PSA, HIV and more. NY Waterway is an official Community Impact sponsor of this event.

For more information about the Wellness Expo visit: https://komennorthjersey.org/expo/

About NY Waterway

NY Waterway has the largest commuter ferry fleet in New York Harbor, but it is still a family business with all the personal attention to service and amenities that it had when it started with just one boat in 1986.

NY Waterway operates the largest privately-owned commuter ferry service in the U.S., carrying more than 32,000 passenger trips per day - 10 million trips per year - on 35 boats serving 23 routes between New Jersey and Manhattan, and between Rockland and Westchester counties, and between Orange and Dutchess counties. A fleet of 70 NY Waterway buses provide a free, seamless commute between ferry terminals in New York and New Jersey and inland locations.

About Susan G. Komen(R)

Susan G. Komen(R) is the world's leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide. We advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information. Born out of a promise between two sisters, Susan G. Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow's cures.

About Susan G. Komen North Jersey(R)

Komen North Jersey is helping fuel research, advocate for patients and support people facing breast cancer locally through a variety of direct patient-centered services and by collaborating with area providers to remove barriers and connect people to needed care across Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties.

For more information, call 908-277-2904 or visit http://komennorthjersey.org/.

Media Contact:
Jana McDonough
Komen North Jersey
1-516-673-6322
media@komennorthjersey.org

Related link:

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