Section: Children's Hospital of New Jersey (NBI) News

Utah Jazz Guard Randy Foye returns to N.J. to help children

05/29/2013

Fundraiser for Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

NEWARK, N.J. (May 29) – Come to Branch Brook Park on Sunday, June 2, at 9 a.m., to meet Utah Jazz guard Randy Foye, a seven-year NBA veteran and native of Newark. He returns to his hometown to host the 3rd Annual Regina’s Run 5K family fitness event. Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to register. In addition to the race, there will be refreshments, entertainment, games and a health fair. Proceeds will benefit the Children's Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), which is located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and the Randy Foye Foundation.

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NBA Utah Jazz guard Randy Foye pictured with a patient at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, which is located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Meet Randy Foye on Sunday, June 2 (9 am), at Branch Brook Park during Regina’s Run 5K fitness event. Runners and walkers are welcome. Call 732-576-8181 for more information or visit www.randyfoye.org.

“Regina's Run - Helping Families in Need" is a partnership between two organizations that seek to improve the quality of life for children in Newark. The race is named in honor of Foye's late mother, Regina. Foye’s parents died in unrelated tragic incidents before his 6th birthday. He persevered while growing up in a tough urban environment and went on to graduate from Villanova University. Then, he achieved his childhood dream of playing in the NBA.

"Partnering with the Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center for Regina's Run is so important to me because the event honors my mother and helps families in my hometown. I started my foundation to give back to the Newark community because I know my story can inspire kids to believe in the power of their dreams and then work hard to achieve them,” said Foye, a 7th-year guard in the NBA. “Regina's Run gives us an opportunity to bring kids out to the park for a free day of fitness, in addition to raising money for the Children's Hospital and the Randy Foye Foundation. As an athlete, living a healthy lifestyle is very important and it's something I want to instill in kids throughout the world."

“We are honored that Randy Foye selected Children’s Hospital of New Jersey and our patients to be the beneficiaries of his generosity,” said John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. Dr. Brennan is also Executive Vice President of Barnabas Health. “This terrific health and wellness event is really about bettering the lives of the children we serve.”
Registration is $25 per person. However, children ages 12 and under can participate in the kids fun run for free. Register online at www.randyfoye.org. Registration will be located between the 2nd Avenue and Heller Parkway entrances to Branch Brook Park.

Pre-registered entrants will receive a t-shirt. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers as well as the top finishers in each age division. Registration begins at 9am. The race starts at 10 a.m. and kids fun run will follow. Individuals who are unable to join us can show support by calling 732-576-8181 or visiting http://www.active.com/donate/reginasrun2013.

About NBIMC
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities and well beyond. NBIMC has more than 800 physicians, 3,200 employees and 150 volunteers with over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. NBIMC is one of the top three in heart transplants with better than expected outcomes, has the only lung transplant program in New Jersey, and combined with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, both Barnabas Health affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. To learn more, visit us on line at www.newarkbeth.com.

About Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ):

Children's Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and part of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, is the state's premier hospital caring for children, with specialized services to treat ill and injured children from newborn to adolescent years and has the most comprehensive pediatric cardiac care program in the region as well as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. For a referral to a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 1-888-724-7123.

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May 29, 2013

Contact: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
973-926-7000

Contact: Christina Vuocolo,
732-576-8181
christina@randyfoye.org
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