September 16, 2007

50% Here & 50% Here - Could have Been 100% There

Yesterday's Rock-on-Walkathon is said to have raised over $75,000 for County Manager George Devanney's favorite charities. .....proceeds are to be a 50-50 split between two charities - the following is from those charities websites:
50% - Love Hope and Strength Foundation - tax deductable contribution - going to Nepal.

In October, cancer survivors and co founders of the Love Hope Strength Foundation (LHSF) Mike Peters of the Welsh rock band the Alarm and entertainment insurance executive James Chippendale are taking the fight against cancer to new heights- Mt Everest; leading 40 musicians, mountaineers, cancer survivors, those whose lives have been affected by cancer and invited friends on the adventure of a lifetime. "Everest Rocks" is a fourteen day trek and acoustic concert at the base camp of Mt Everest, with a grand finale rock concert in Kathmandu. Leading up to the event will be a series of promotions and concerts in LA, NYC, Wales, Dallas and New Jersey.

50% - NJ Coalition for Cures - NOT tax deductable

The NJ Citizens' Coalition for Cures is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of New Jersey. NJCCC is dedicated to educating the public about the promise and realities of stem cell research. Our mission of advancing biomedical research in New Jersey to find life-saving cures and treatments is made possible by your donations. Donations to NJCCC are not tax deductible, thus allowing the Coalition to lobby for legislation that promotes better health and offers hope to patients and their families, who are waiting for medical miracles.

The following article appeared in many local newspapers, to include the Cranford Chronicle this past week .....The county could have supported this effort:

Walk for Hope, Walk for Mom at Nomahegan
Friday, September 14, 2007
CRANFORD -- CancerCare of New Jersey has announced that its annual Walk for Hope will take place at five locations in New Jersey, including Nomahegan Park, on Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The Cranford walk is also known as the ninth annual "Walk for Mom," organized by Tim Dursee in memory of his mother, Charlotte Dursee. Area residents are invited to join the Dursee family and friends for a walk around Nomahegan Park, and to receive a "Walk For Mom" T-shirt. Participants will enjoy entertainment, activities for the kids and refreshments, as well as the satisfaction that comes from working together to make a difference.
Walk for Hope is one of CancerCare's most important fundraising events. The event brings family members, friends and the community together for a fun-filled day to benefit an extremely important cause.

This year, the non-profit organization's goal is to recruit 1,500 walkers and raise $250,000 to benefit its completely free services.
CancerCare's Walk for Hope is an opportunity to honor those lost to cancer, celebrate those who are survivors, and give hope to those who are coping with the challenges of the disease. Visitors to Nomahegan will see the CancerCare Wall of Hope, which will offer participants the chance to write a message and make a dedication to someone they love.

The walk will take place rain or shine. For more information or to register, visit or contact Kathy Trethaway at (800) 813-HOPE (4673) or /

CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free professional support services -- including counseling with trained oncology social workers, education, financial assistance, and practical help -- to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. All the services are completely free of charge.
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Click and read here about the trek to base camp Everest Nepal