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2017 Alzheimer’s New Jersey Walk at Liberty State Park

#HipNJ stopped by Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s in Liberty State Park.

Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s is Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s largest fundraising event to support New Jersey families that are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.

 Lisa Marie Latino sat with Ken Zaentz, president and CEO of Alzheimer’s New Jersey.

Kristin Davie, president of the Young Professionals Advisory Council for Alzheimer’s New Jersey, discussed the goals of the new council, as well as her personal experience with Alzheimer’s.

Giselle the #WalkToFightALZ Jersey City ambassador, discusses her music and her personal connection to the day’s purpose. Hear her music here.

Russell Rothman, board chair of Alzheimer’s New Jersey, gives Latino information on upcoming Walks to Fight Alzheimer’s , which you can check out here.

To learn more about Alzheimer’s New Jersey, click here. Below, listen to some inspirational speeches from the exceptional day.

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20 Years of Komen North Jersey: Deb Belfatto

When Deb Belfatto was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33, she came to understand- as she moved through the long road of diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survival- that she had persevered because she had access to the right resources, connections and relationships. But she wondered what became of all those women who didn’t have the support she had. Deb knew that she had to do something to make a difference to the women in New Jersey for whom life-saving breast health care, screening and treatment support services were out of reach.

Then in 1995, after losing a close friend to breast cancer, she made a promise to her friend’s 10-year old daughter that she would do everything she could to put an end to this terrible disease. Two years later, the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Affiliate was launched. That promise became, and still is, a passionate, life-long crusade.

For more information, visit KomenNorthJersey.org.

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party

On April 7, #HipNJ celebrated the 20th anniversary of Susan G. Komen North Jersey at the annual Pink Tie Party! Over 500 attendees packed Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park to pay homage to the 2017 Honorees, which included the organization’s founders Deborah Q. Belfatto, Kathleen Hubert-McKenna and Lisa Marie Herschli; RWJ Barnabas Health and Wakefern Food Corporation/ShopRite! It was a fabulous night filled with love, energy and hope that one day we can end breast cancer forever!

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino interviewed some of the nights VIP’s on Facebook Live. Thousands of you tuned in to hear from Komen North Jersey Executive Director, Kelly Nagle Witkowski; Pink Tie Party co-chair Rosemary Scoppetuolo; twenty-one year breast cancer survivor Kathi Edelson Wolder and Deb and Joe Belfatto

You can view additional photos of the evening here. To access the Facebook Live videos, scroll down below!