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Essex County Partnering with Charities

County is hoping to raise awareness and donate funds to seven organizations.

Photo credit: Glen Frieson
Photo credit: Glen Frieson
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced on Wednesday, April 9, that Essex County was participating in seven special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure, The Valerie Fund, the Run for Rachel/Rachel Coalition, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Give the Kids Hope Foundation, Inc., The American Heart Association Heart Walk and the ARC of Essex County. DiVincenzo is inviting the public to come out and support the worthy causes of each organization.

In addition, the executive announced that participants from each event will receive reduced admission to the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex on the day of their respective fund-raising events. With the County Executive are (from left) Renee Helfenstein from the American Heart Association, ARC of Essex County Director of Communications Bill Bray, Freeholder Vice President Patricia Sebold, Give the Kids Hope Foundation Founder and President Steve Tilton, Run for Rachel Chairwoman Andrea Bier, Valerie Fund Executive Director Barry Kirschner, Susan G. Komen North Jersey Executive Director Jennifer Griola and MS Society Director Jim Roberts.

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