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Children’s Specialized Hospital Walk n’ Roll May 17, 2014

Posted by: NJ Kids Team - April 21, 2014

Children’s Specialized Hospital Team Leaders Gather for Kickoff Event

New Brunswick, NJ:  Children’s Specialized Hospital is proud to announce the 8th annual Walk n’ Roll on May 17, 2014 at Johnson Park - Violet Drive, in Piscataway, New Jersey. This event has welcomed thousands of supporters each year to enjoy a 1, 2.5 or 5 mile walk or roll around Johnson Park.  Immediately following the walk supporters will enjoy the free carnival where everyone can enjoy live music, games and prizes, food, and learn about special needs all for free.  For information about corporate sponsorships or how to sign up, visit www.childrens-specialized.org/walknroll, or call 908-301-5479.

Children Specialized Hospital is the largest provider of pediatric rehabilitation services in the country. With 12 locations in New Jersey, the hospital serves more than 22,000 children each year, including those children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses. 

The Hospital is proud to announce C. Vivian Stringer, head coach of the Rutgers University women’s basketball team, as the honorary chair person for the third year. Kim Hanemann from PSE&G was named chair person for a consecutive year.

Coach Stringer has special connection to Children’s Specialized Hospital and the families it serves, being the mother of two children who have been affected by serious health complications – she can relate and truly has a passion for supporting children with special needs.

“I am really honored to help Children’s Specialized Hospital.  Being a mother of a child with special needs and having gone through a very tough recovery with my son, I know what it’s like for families with the same situations,” said Coach Stringer.  “I am proud to be part of this event to help the hospital, which is known as one of the best pediatric rehabilitation hospitals in the country.”

Recently, representatives from top fundraising teams gathered to kick off this year’s fundraising efforts. 

Last year’s Walk n’ Roll drew in nearly 2,000 community members that were able to raise over $225,000.  This year Children’s Specialized Hospital is expecting over 2,000 and hoping to raise $185,000 to support outpatient center expansion.   

For information about corporate sponsorships or how to sign up, visit www.childrens-specialized.org/walknroll, or call 908-301-5479

Children’s Specialized Hospital is the preeminent provider of rehabilitation services for children with special needs. The hospital serves children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses. Children’s Specialized Hospital has ten sites in New Jersey and treats 22,000 children each year, making it the largest pediatric rehabilitation system of its kind in the nation. Services include outpatient services, acute rehabilitation, and long-term care through its sites in Bayonne, Clifton, Egg Harbor Township, Mountainside, Toms River, Fanwood, Hamilton, New Brunswick, Newark and Roselle Park as well as outreach programs in many communities.  Children's Specialized Hospital is a proud member of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation supports the programs and services of the hospital. The Foundation is ranked among the top six pediatric hospital foundations in the country. To help, or find more information: visit www.childrens-specialized.org; join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/childrensspecialized, or follow us on Twitter @ChildrensSpecNJ.

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Posted by: NJ Kids Team| April 21, 2014
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