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October walks raise awareness, money for Alzheimer’s in NJ

A series of outdoor walks which started in Point Pleasant Beach this past weekend and will continue next month in Jersey City, Princeton and Paramus could bring in more than $1 million for New Jerseyans affected by Alzheimer's disease.

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Teenage girl looking thoughtful about troubles
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Suicide prevention in NJ: Here are some groups you can turn to

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month as well as National Recovery Month, but continuing stigma about mental health disorders and suicide are prompting New Jersey groups to redouble efforts to discuss these sensitive issues.

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Maggipalooza
Last year's Maggipalooza (Photo courtesy of Maggi Brown)
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NJ teen honors sister who died from cancer with 2nd annual festival

Caiti Brown was 18 when bone cancer claimed her life. Her sister used her Sweet 16 bash to raise $40,000 for the nonprofit organization that helped their family cope with Brown's illness.

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Walk honoring local 9/11 victims, heroes returns this weekend to Manalapan

For the 15th consecutive year following the 9/11 attacks, a community-sponsored walk in Manalapan will raise money for various charities and scholarships for local students.

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GreenDrop in Springfield
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Want to safely donate household items? Try these 3 NJ locations

When an entrepreneur started taking note of charitable donation bins in darkly-lit, abandoned gas stations and convenience stores, he wanted to make them into locations that would benefit donors, the charities, and surrounding communities alike.

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People running in city marathon
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Upcoming 5K aims to recruit, educate potential NJ organ donors

Following successful events earlier this year in Paramus and New Providence, the NJ Sharing Network is reaching out to the Lincroft area with a 5K race, to spread its mission of saving and enhancing lives through organ and tissue donation.

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How this NJ agency helps child abuse victims get back to school

As the only co-located, one-stop destination for families with juvenile victims of physical or sexual abuse, Newark-based Wynona's House wants to send kids back to classes with the supplies -- and frame of mind -- they need to succeed.

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Patcheeno's R-R-Ruff Ruff Day
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NJ author, teacher wants to take the ‘bull’ out of bullying

A book written "many, many years ago" by a New Jersey author and finally, recently illustrated and published is getting attention for its multilayered, anti-bullying message.

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Soulsational: Ocean County festival promotes ‘greater happiness through health’

This weekend, a major event that focuses on improving lives through positivity will return to Ocean County for a sixth year.

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NJ ‘indoor city’ will teach life skills to kids with special needs

Construction is now underway for LifeTown, a Livingston facility that will give children, teenagers and young adults with special needs the chance to learn real-world skills in a comfortable setting.

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