Everyday heroes complete NY/NJ Torch Relay!

Last Friday, on an unseasonably warm and sunny day, nearly 70 walkers came together at the Hudson River Walkway in Jersey City to participate in the 5k leg of the New Jersey/New York Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, raising funds for two member hospitals: Children’s Specialized Hospital and Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

Participants gather under the iconic Torch Archway to snap a photo before taking off.

The NJ/NY Torch Relay’s top fundraising team is from the Newark Airport Marriott, having raised $6,353 thus far. Here, the team poses with the NYC Skyline as a perfect backdrop.

All participants gather after passing the starting line for a quick photo opportunity, posing with the Torch Relay banner.

Sophia Vicari, Miss Camden County 2018, poses with the CMN Hospitals balloon before speaking during the kick-off program.

Special thanks to:

  • The New York/New Jersey Marriott Business Councils
  • Steve Staudt for his tireless efforts as event chair
  • The team at Jersey City Westin for providing crucial event services
  • All of the teams from Marriott properties, United Networks of America (NJ), and Children’s Specialized Hospital’s Young Professionals for the Kids group who, together, raised more than $17,000 for Children’s Specialized Hospital and Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Coffee Connections, Fiji Water and Lorenzo Food Group for providing coffee, breakfast, water and boxed lunches for participants and volunteers
  • Danny & Dave from the Torch Relay national team for their support on the event day

If you are interested in learning more about Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, visit www.torch-relay.org.

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