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Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation Hosts “Life is Better Healthy 5K Run and Fun Walk” at Turtle Back Zoo


Hosted by the Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation, the Life is Better Healthy 5K Fun Run and Walk returns to picturesque Turtle Back Zoo at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. The Honorary Chairman for the event is Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Master of Ceremonies is Ken Rosato, a WABC-TV Eyewitness News Anchor.

Taking place Sunday, September 18 at 8:30 a.m., the event will benefit the Pediatric Services at Clara Maass Medical Center. After the event, participants can also get up close and personal with animals at the petting zoo, or take a tranquil ride through South Mountain Reservation on a mini train. Parking and admission to the zoo is free for all registrants.

WHO: Clara Maass Medical Center and Foundation

WHAT: Life is Better Healthy 5K Run and Fun Walk

The event will benefit the Pediatric Services at Clara Maass Medical Center

WHEN: Sunday, September 18, 2016 (Rain or shine)

8:30 a.m. - Registration and Warm Up

9:30 a.m. - Run Begins

9:45 a.m. - Walk Begins

WHERE: Turtle Back Zoo and South Mountain Recreation Complex

560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, N.J

Registration: $25 for Adults (ages 18 and up) Parking is included.

$8 for Children (ages 5 and up) Free for children who are age 4 and under;

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call The Foundation at 973-450-2277, or visit

About Clara Maass Medical Center
Located in Belleville, NJ, Clara Maass Medical Center, a RWJBarnabas Health facility, provides a complete continuum of care to residents of northern New Jersey. Clara Maass’ centers and services include: The Health and Wellness Center, Nuclear Medicine, The Cancer Center at Clara Maass, Adult Cardiac Services including Diagnostic Services, Cardiac Catheterization, Elective and Emergency Angioplasty and Rehabilitation Services, The Pain Management Center, The Joint & Spine Institute, a Vascular Center, Same Day Surgery, The Wound Center at Clara Maass, The Center for Sleep Disorders, The Bariatric Surgery Center, Rehabilitation Services, The Eye Surgery Center, Maternity Services and Parent Education, Pediatrics, Video EEG Testing, Adult and Pediatric Epilepsy Services, The Infusion Center, Radiation Oncology services, a Radiology Department, an Emergency Department, and Robotic Surgery. Clara Maass is an eight-time recipient of the “A” Hospital Safety score from The Leap Frog Group, an independent national nonprofit group measuring hospital safety and quality. For a physician referral or more information about Clara Maass, call 1-888-724-7123 or visit

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