Photos: August’s Roundup of Charitable Giving

Recent galas and donations benefiting the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation, Newark YMCA, Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation and more.

Each month, New Jersey Monthly features an online roundup of photos taken at various charitable events across the Garden State. We also feature a profile of a nonprofit or outstanding volunteer in the pages of the magazine each month. Check out our profile of the Camden-based Hopeworks from the August issue.

And be sure to send pictures and captions from your recent charitable event to [email protected] for possible inclusion next month!

1. Pink is the New Green

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The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation’s (CBCF) 12th annual “Pink is the New Green” Golf Classic raised $630,000 in funds raised to support breast cancer research. Since its inception in December 2007, CBCF has raised an excess of $8 million through events such as the annual Golf Classic, walk-a-thons, sporting events fashion shows and other fundraising activities. CBCF donates 100 percent of its net fundraising proceeds to support the groundbreaking research of Dr. Larry Norton and colleagues at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in addition to other national and international cancer research centers.

2. Helping Kids With Grieving

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At this year’s Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza, a team of about 60 people (including 20 children) raised nearly $25,000 for Imagine, A Center For Coping with Loss, which provides grief support for children and young adults.

3. Surfing For a Cause

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Dean Randazzo presents Korey Renart, 14, of Egg Harbor Township with a trophy and $25 gift certificate to Bocca Coal Fired Bistro for winning the boys division at the 17th annual “Surf For A Cause” event, which benefited the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation.

4. NJ Sharing Network Awards Scholarships

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Six New Jersey high school students with a passion for raising awareness of organ and tissue donation received scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year from NJ Sharing Network. Celebrating were, from left: Philip Kolm, Foundation Board Chair; Nancie Rothman of the Hearts for Emma Partner Fund; Aashi Faldu; Christopher Piccininni; Michael Snyder; Dan Sarnowski of the Betsy Niles Scholarship Fund; Kayla Flanders; Missy Rodriguez of the Missy’s Miracle Scholarship Fund; and Sandy Erwin, Scholarship Committee Chair. (Not pictured are: Amelia Langan and Devin Norton.)

5. Getz Movin Donates New Shoes

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Getz Movin, a nonprofit that provide school aged kids and teens in need with new sneakers that fit, held a sneaker donation event at the Newark YMCA, providing 115 kids aged 5-18 with new sneakers just in time for back to school. Marking the occasion were, from left, Ryan Getzoff, Kim Nitzky, president and CEO of the Newark YMCA Michael Bright, and Julia, Matthew, Stefanie and Richard Getzoff.

6. Raising Funds for Ronald McDonald House

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Apple Montessori Schools, with 15 schools in New Jersey, raised over $15,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the New York Tri-State Area through its annual school-wide donation program. Since 2011, the Apple Montessori Schools community has worked together to raise a total of $192,196.12 for RMHC. Marking the occasion were, from left, Matthew Campo, president at RMHC of Long Island; Janice Mulligan, programs manager at RMHC/NY Tri-State; Rebecca Fish, school director at Apple Montessori Schools; and Richard Page, CEO of Apple Montessori Schools.

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