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Virtua and KidzTri3 triathlon announcement
Photo courtesy Virtua Health

Virtua, KidzTri3 partner for triathlon spotlighting children with disabilities

Last week, Virtua Health and the youth organization KidzTri3 jointly announced a first-of-its-kind endeavor, to take place this summer in South Jersey: a triathlon designed for children with disabilities.

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James Volpe
James Volpe and his sister in 2010 (Photo courtesy Christine Volpe)

Jackson-based foundation expands with 1st winter event

For a Jackson nonprofit with several successful summer events, planning an "offseason" fundraiser seemed like the next logical step.

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Vertical Express for Can Do MS
Photo courtesy Jeanette Iuzzolino

Battling MS, NJ woman brings ‘adaptive skiing’ nonprofit to East Coast

Branchburg resident Jeanette Iuzzolino hadn't gone skiing after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, until she learned about a nonprofit offering "adaptive ski" courses. Now, she's played a central role in bringing that program closer to home.

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winter scene
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With NJ group’s help, kids don’t have to stay inside in the snow

National Winter Activity Center makes sure kids stay active with winter sports — no matter what kind of weather the winter brings.

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Empire State Building Run-Up
Photo courtesy Empire State Building

NJ resident among few selected to run up Empire State Building this week

On Wednesday, a group of runners will square off in the 2016 Empire State Building Run-Up. One of the participants is a New Jersey resident who also happens to be impacting children's lives every day at a well-known organization.

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For one Monmouth County nonprofit, prom season starts this week

You've read and heard stories about "promposals" and other traditions, both new and old, relating to the biggest night of many high schoolers' lives. But for some, simply finding appropriate prom attire presents a financial difficulty for their families.

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Food in a donation box
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NJ lawyers battle hunger by battling each other in food drive

Now through Feb. 26, members of the New Jersey State Bar Association are participating in and donating to an endeavor called Lawyers Feeding New Jersey, with the goal of feeding at least a portion of the Garden State's 1.1 million food-insecure residents, including 400,000 children.

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Miniature army men
Photo courtesy Jonathan Elliott

Somerset County native and his ‘army’ raise awareness of spinal injuries

If you are a regular New Jersey 101.5 listener, you have heard the story of Mikey Nichols, the Monroe hockey player who suffered a spinal cord injury in a game and has been rehabilitating ever since. Recently, Mikey's journey inspired one of our listeners to tell us about her brother, who is trying to educate people in New Jersey and beyond about these types of injuries.

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New Jersey Golf Foundation
Photo courtesy New Jersey Golf Foundation

Charitable arm of NJPGA ramps up efforts for ‘Year of Golf’ in 2016

The year 2016 is being hailed as the "Year of Golf" in New Jersey, where the PGA Championship will be played at Baltusrol in Springfield in July. This and other events will help spread the game, and its fundraising efforts, throughout the Garden State.

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Wall Township Christmas Light Show
Photo courtesy Daniel Brateris

Ever-expanding Christmas light show donates $18K to youth sports group

It's been a staple in Wall Township for 10 years: the Christmas Light Show to benefit Lincroft-based nonprofit Challenged Youth Sports. But the event's recent growth is presenting a few obstacles for organizers, who are trying to figure out how to keep both the crowds and the donations rolling in.

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