Giving Back: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Raises $100,000 To Fight Childhood Cancer

Plus: Bankers give back, NFL alumni take up golf for a good cause, and more.

Each month, New Jersey Monthly’s Social Datebook page features photos taken at various charitable events across the Garden State. The following snapshots were featured in the October 2015 Fall Getaways issue.

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1. Fighting Childhood Cancer One Cup At A Time

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Photo courtesy of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill.

Servers at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, from left, Lindsey Kohler, Andie Korte and Emily Ostendorf, right, with 6-year-old Jordan Loftis, served Firebirds’ fresh-squeezed lemonade to help raise $100,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, dedicated to ending childhood cancer.

2. A Helping Hand 

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Photo courtesy of Olivia Rae Photography.

Covenant House, a nonprofit dedicated to providing housing and crisis care for homeless kids, honored Toll Brothers Group president Chris Gaffney, center (with pink pocket square), at the 2015 Covenant House Gala: A Night of Broadway Stars. Gaffney, who held a seat on the Covenant House New York board of directors since 2010—serving the New York-New Jersey area—is an advocate for homeless youth and has helped raise over $90,000 to support the organization this year alone.

3. Bankers Support Their Local Communities 

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Photo courtesy of Don Christensen, NJ Bankers Association.

The New Jersey Bankers Association Community Service Award Program recognizes the significant impact Garden State banks have on local communities. NJ Bankers president and CEO John E. McWeeney, right, honored, from left, Nick Miceli of TD Bank; Fay Hamid of Garden State Bank; Craig Montanaro of Kearny Bank; Kevin Lynch of Oritani Bank; Bill Moss of Two River Community Bank; and James Fisher of Sturdy Savings Bank for their service in 2014.

4. NFL Alumni Play Golf For A Good Cause 

Photo Courtesy of Mark Palczewski.

Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks, from left, Michael Vick, Ron Jaworski and Donovan McNabb teed up for charity at the 31st Annual Ron Jaworski Celebrity Golf Challenge. Funds raised will benefit the NFL Alumni Association’s Caring for Kids charities as well as the Jaws Youth Playbook.

5. A Race To Find A Cure

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Photo courtesy of Pole Position Raceway.

Elaine Winter, left, associate director of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, and walk coordinator Jean Smith, right, accepted a $10,018 check from Karen Davis-Farage and Eyal Farage, co-owners of Pole Position Raceway in Jersey City.

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