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#HipNJ Celebrates 20 Years of Komen North Jersey: Nancy Sumas

After finding out about her breast cancer diagnosis, Nancy Sumas turned to her friend and fellow cancer survivor, Deb Belfatto. Although Nancy and Deb had been friends for years, Deb sharing her personal journey greatly impacted Nancy. Their friendship grew even stronger as Deb helped Nancy through her treatment.

Throughout Nancy’s involvement over the past two decades– personally and through Wakefern, the family business– she has seen the changes that have occurred within the breast cancer community here in the Garden State. The accomplishments of Susan G. Komen North Jersey gives Nancy hope for the future of the fight against breast cancer.

For more information on Susan G. Komen North Jersey, visit KomenNorthJersey.org.

ShopRite of Greater Morristown’s Village Food Garden Wellness Center

Typically when you get your groceries, you run in, and run right out.  But at ShopRite of Greater Morristown, it’s not a chore; it’s a healthy community to shop, eat and play.

Village Super Market’s Wellness Center puts a premium on the well-being of its shoppers.  On-site amenities include a fitness center, dietitian services, culinary center, pharmacy and learning center.

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino toured this one-of-a-kind food haven, and spoke with some of the key players who help enrich the shopper’s experience.

Susan Rellah is a super-energized, licensed Zumba instructor who brings her passion for fitness to Village Food Garden’s fitness center, where  all ages and all fitness levels are welcome to participate.  Susan, along with some of her loyal students, talk about why a VFG membership is ultra fulfilling.

Jessica Guarnieri is VFG’s resident dietitianwhose services are complimentary to all guests.  Jessica runs down the different features her office provides, including consultations, healthy products, “meal of the week”, cut vegetable program, and other delicious prepared food stations.   You can find lots of recipes from Village Super Market’s dietitians on the Village Super Market YouTube channel.

Finally, we spoke to certified chef Danny Arturo in VFG’s impeccable indoor/outdoor dining patio,  which includes lounge-like seating, televisions, and fire pit.  Chef Danny filled us in on his fun private parties and culinary classes, for foodies of any generation.  

What are you waiting for?  Watch our segment, then indulge yourself in the new “hip” way to stock up your fridge and pantry!