CareOne, a premier family-owned healthcare company with more than 32 centers in New Jersey, is rallying the community on Sunday, September 24 to support residents currently displaced or gravely impacted by the recent hurricanes that have made landfall in the U.S. and the Caribbean.
Starting at 9:00 a.m. in Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park the CareOne 4th Annual 5K will welcome registrants of all ages to participate.
Now in its fourth consecutive year, the CareOne Annual 5K is part of the company’s ongoing and far-reaching philanthropic efforts. As such, 100 percent of the day’s proceeds will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society, Americares and Goodwill for their hurricane relief efforts.
With the recent devastation and destruction in Texas, the southeast United States and the Caribbean, CareOne as a company, and the Straus family, are using this annual event as a way to bring a little light to residents and business owners in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean who are unable to see anything but darkness during this very difficult time. Just as CareOne rallied its employees, staff and community in the days and months following Superstorm Sandy, the company is again looking to support those in need with this annual race.
Registration information for the CareOne 4th Annual 5K is currently available via the CareOne website. Same-day registration will also be made available to participants starting at 7 a.m.
Bennett Smith, of Crossfit Hoboken, tells #HipNJ that Crossfit Hoboken has many first responders, and they want to give back directly to them. Matt Peck, a participant of the Pump and Run, thought it would be a great idea to spend their Saturday morning getting some exercise while helping out a great cause! Another participant, Kimberly Adams, liked that the race was age separated. “Then you don’t have to compete with the 20 year olds!”
This awesome event started with a bench press competition, where each participant had the chance to earn time deduction for their race. The participants had to lift 145 lbs as many times as they can for up to 45 reps. For every rep they complete, 20 seconds is deducted from their race time. After the bench press competition, the 5k begins!
People from all over the tri-state area flock to this fun and generous event. Bennett of Crossfit Hoboken was proud to tell us they expect to give back over $10,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project! What a great event for such a great cause!