#HipNJ: Pump and Run

#HipNJ’s Julie Dedoussis was in Hoboken for the 4th annual Pump and Run a lifting competition and 5k run- to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project!

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!

For more information visit www.HobokenPumpandRun.com.

#HipNJ: Barbells For Boobs

#HipNJ sweated it out with Cranford‘s Crossfit KOA for a good cause!

We were on hand for Barbells For Boobs, a nationwide event that helps raise money for Mammograms in Action.  They are 501(c)3 non-profit breast cancer organization with the mission to provide funding for qualified low-income and uninsured women and men who need screening and/or diagnostic procedures in the prevention of breast cancer.

KOA Nation came out in a big way- the group raised $5,827 towards the cause!

Jennifer Gregersen of Cranford participated in the event because it holds a special place in her heart- she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, and it was detected during a routine mammogram. Gabrielle Rossi of Union loved how the crossfit community came together to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. Similarly, Markovy Jacques of Roselle said events like this “kill two birds with one stone; helping out breast cancer and getting fit at the same time”.

Congratulations KOA Nation for showing how much #HipNJ Cares!

For more on KOA Crossfit, visit them at CrossFitKOA.com.  

For more on Mammograms in Action,  check out www.BarbellsForBoobs.org.

Bloomingdale’s Fall Fashion Show 2014

This week #HipNJ‘s Kelly Dillon goes behind the scenes at Bloomingdales of The Shops at Riverside Mall‘s recent in-store fashion show.  It was a day full of style, fashion, and fun!

Kelly was able to speak with fashion expert and stylist Dawn Del Russo, host of this event, sponsored in part by HudsonMOD Magazine.

This year’s fashion show showed off the new fall collections of many international designers. They even showed how to wear, style, and put together different pieces to create fabulous fall looks!

Dawn shared with #HipNJ that this year’s fall collection is a little different. Some pastels will be introduced in many of the lines along with the normal deeper and darker fall colors! She says not to be afraid to wear the pastels this fall.

The amazing designs featured in this segment are only available at Bloomingdale’s. There are over 1,000 pieces made by these international designers.

For more information, go to Bloomingdales.com.

Get shopping #Hippers!

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