Giving Back: The Valerie Fund And JAG Physical 5K Raise $1 Million For A Good Cause

Plus: A Giants linebacker shows his support, Rebuilding Together of Bergen County gets a helping hand, 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 September 2015 Best Places To Live issue.

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1.  Two Groups, One Cause

Valerie Fund for Web

Photo courtesy of Sammy Steinlight.

The Valerie Walk and JAG Physical Therapy 5K raised over $1 million to help kids with cancer and blood disorders. There to support the nonprofit, were, from left, Barry Kirschner of the Valerie Fund; Frank Sapienza, Verona town council; Kayla George and Charlie Gallucci of JAG; John Gallucci, JAG president and Valerie Fund board member; Dawn Gallucci of JAG; and Bob Manley, mayor of Verona.

2. VIP Casino Night Wins Big

Phoenix Center for Web

Photo courtesy of The Phoenix Center.

Enjoying the VIP Casino Night Reception to support the Phoenix Center were, from left, Giants linebacker Devon Kennard; Dr. Geraldine Gibbia, founder of the nonprofit; and Anne and Jim Russomano of Nutley Kia.

3. Changing Lives Through Literacy 

Provident Bank for web

Photo courtesy of Provident Bank.

Nadira Dahodwala, second from left, is the first-place winner of the Provident Bank Committed to Share Sweepstakes raising funds for Literacy New Jersey. Congratulating her, from left, were her husband Abbas, Chris Martin of Provident Bank and Elizabeth Gloeggler of Literacy New Jersey.

4. A Leader Of Change 

Seeds for web

Photo courtesy of Be Creative Photography.

From left: Susan Present, Emmanual Bello and Ronni Denes of New Jersey SEEDS presented Robert H. Doherty, there on behalf of Bank of America, with the Leading Change Award.

5. Rebuilding Together 

Photo Courtesy of Wells Fargo.

From left: Robert Williams and Danielle Cervino accept a $15,000 check on behalf of Rebuilding Together of Bergen County from Yajaira Rodriguez and Dolly Fernandez of Wells Fargo.

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