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NBA Guard Randy Foye Returns To Newark To Help Children

05/19/2014

Regina's Run Fundraiser for Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Are you a runner? A walker? Join Denver Nugget's player and Newark native Randy Foye, host of Regina's 5K Walk/Run. The family fitness event for all ages will be held on Sunday, June 1st at Branch Brook Park, 115 Clifton Avenue in Newark. 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, the CHoNJ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Randy Foye Foundation.

"We recently honored Randy Foye for his support of Children's Hospital of New Jersey and our patients," said John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey and Executive Vice President of Barnabas Health. "This event is really about bettering the lives of the children we serve."

"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, an 8th-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."

Regina's Run is named in honor of Foye's late mother, Regina. Foye's parents both died before Foye's 6th birthday. Despite hardships, Foye graduated Villanova University where he played basketball and has been playing in the NBA for the past eight years.

Registration for Regina's Run is $25 per person. Register online at www.randyfoye.org or http://www.active.com/page/event_details_fn.htm?event_id=E-009430H0

Onsite registration begins at 9a.m. The race starts at 10 a.m. and the kid's fun run will follow. All children ages 12 and under can participate in the kid's fun run for free.

Donations are also being accepted at: https://fundraising.active.com/event/Regina_sRun

NBA Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye Greeting a patient at recent vistit to CHoNJ

NBA Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye greeting a patient at recent visit to CHoNJ.

Regina's Run 2013 Ketan Kansagra MD, John A Brenna, MD MPH, President and CEO of NBI and CHoNJ and Randy Foye

At Regina's Run 2013 with Ketan Kansagra, MD, CHoNJ Neonatologist, John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey and Executive Vice President of Barnabas Health and NBA Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye. Meet Randy Foye on Sunday, June 1 (9 am), at Branch Brook Park during Regina's Run 5K fitness event. Runners and walkers are welcome. Register at www.randyfoye.org.

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.org.

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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