NEWARK, New Jersey, May 7, 2012 – Newark native and NBA Los Angeles Clippers Guard Randy Foye will host his annual REGINA’s RUN for children at Branch Brook Park in Newark, on Sunday, June 3. This is the second year of REGINA’s RUN, which raises money for the Randy Foye Foundation and for Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
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."
Randy Foye is in his 6th season as an NBA player with the Los Angeles Clippers. 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.
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 www.randyfoye.org.
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.comwww.newarkbeth.com
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.
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May 7, 2012
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