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Vertical Express for Can Do MS
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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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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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After its toys are stolen, NJ nonprofit doubles down on holiday giving

The mission of Mercer County-based nonprofit Shine and Inspire is "to give back, and to pay it forward," and although they hold events year-round, those involved with the organization have been giving extra this holiday season -- turning a setback into a triumph.

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Just hear Operation Sleighbells jingling, bringing gifts to NJ kids

All parents want their children to be able to open up the presents of their dreams on Christmas morning, but for cash-strapped families in Monmouth and Ocean counties, that may not be feasible from year to year.

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