Get to know the great causes our event is supporting.
Our mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Special Olympics New Jersey will foster inclusive communities for people with and without intellectual disabilities through innovative sport, health, wellness and leadership opportunities for Special Olympics athletes, their families and society as a whole.
Visit www.sonj.org to get involved and to learn more!
enCourage Kids Foundation helps humanize healthcare for children and their families by resourcing impact-driven pediatric programs and supporting the Child Life Community.
enCourage Kids Foundation envisions a world where every child—regardless of the difficulty of his or her medical journey—experiences joy, hope, resilience, and healing.
Visit enCourage Kids Foundation - Joy, Hope, Resilience, and Healing (encourage-kids.org) to find out how you can help
Born out of an unexpected crisis, we started the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund to quickly address urgent needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
We knew the task was daunting, yet it is hard times that define character. This pandemic has shown that New Jersey is a state filled with fighters who care deeply for their neighbors. In good times and bad, we show up and support one another: this is just what Jersey does.
Our unique position allowed us to identify needs, fill-in gaps and remove roadblocks to deliver aid where it was most urgently needed. Importantly, over 62,000 donors like yourself generously gave over $64 million. In addition, hundreds of individuals, corporations and foundations volunteered their time, allowing us to put 100% of funds raised toward those most in need.
Early on, the Fund focused on areas of critical need such as food, shelter, and health. As the pandemic wore on, we recognized and funded programs addressing deeper systemic issues such as child care accessibility and digital connectivity in schools. We committed resources to support the arts community and women and minority-owned small businesses. And we provided much-needed funding for mental health counseling as well as support for people facing eviction. Here and now, we continue with our work delivering resources across a number of ongoing initiatives that target our neediest neighbors and help them bridge to a better tomorrow.
John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive cancer program. In less than 25 years, we’ve become one of the most prominent programs nationwide, with more than 1,200 team members collaborating in a highly subspecialized and multidisciplinary environment.
More people in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area turn to John Theurer Cancer Center for cancer care each year than to any other facility in New Jersey for our:
Comprehensive bone marrow and stem cell transplant program
Robust clinical trial portfolio
Expertise in the management of hematologic malignancies in adults and children
Minimally invasive surgery and advanced radiation oncology approaches
Value-based care to improve clinical outcomes and reduce cancer-care cost
For more information visit About The Program - Hackensack University Medical Center (hackensackumc.org)