The NBA COMES TO NEWARK!
Denver Nuggets and Newark Native Randy Foye To Host His Annual 5K Run/Walk
at Branch Brook Park – Event Benefits Children's Hospital at
NEWARK, New Jersey, June 12, 2015 – Newark native and NBA Denver
Nuggets player Randy Foye will host his annual
REGINA's RUN for children at Branch Brook Park in Newark, on Sunday, June 15. This
is the fifth year of
REGINA's RUN, which raises money for Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark
Beth Israel Medical Center and the Randy Foye Foundation, benefitting
children in Newark and New Jersey.
Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Newark
Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey and
NBA Denver Nuggets player Randy Foye
Randy is dedicated to giving back to the community where he was raised.
He is an example for kids in Newark who know the difference a positive
role model and nurturing environment can make on a young person's
life. He is committed to showing the community that you should always
have hope and that you can make a difference in this world.
"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,"
Mr. Foye said, "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 that they should work hard to achieve them. Regina's
Run gives us an opportunity to bring kids out to the park for a day of
fitness, in addition to raising money for the Children's Hospital
of New Jersey 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."
He lost both of his parents in unrelated tragic incidents before his 6th
birthday and has experienced firsthand the difficulties that kids face
growing up in a tough urban environment, yet he went on to graduate from
Villanova University in four years and has achieved his childhood dream
of playing in the NBA.
Randy Foye at 2014's Regina's Run at Branch Brook Park
John A. Brennan, MD, MPH said, "Randy Foye represents hope and opportunity
for the children of Newark, particularly for children hospitalized at
Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
We are honored that he has chosen our hospital and patients to be the
beneficiaries of his generosity."
Registration is at 9 am with the 5k race beginning at 10 am with 1 mile
fun run to follow.
REGINA'S RUN is open to all ages. Kids 12 & under can do the 1 mile fun run for
free. For more information, visit
To register for race, visit
WHEN: SUNDAY, JUNE 14
TIME: 9 a.m. REGISTRATION, 10 A.M. RACE/WALK BEGINS
WHERE: BRANCH BROOK PARK, MAIN ENTRANCE OFF OF LAKE STREET, NEWARK
Randy is available for interviews.
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 fifth in the nation in the number of 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 CHoNJ Children's Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical
Center and part of the Barnabas Health, 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.
Contact: Patricia Mitrano