Mayor Fulop will be honorary chair for Race for the Cure

first_img× JERSEY CITY – The Susan G. Komen North Jersey 11th Annual Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park is coming up on May 6, and everyone is gearing up to rally and raise awareness (and funds) in support of Komen’s bold initiative targeted at reducing the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by the year 2026 by improving access to quality and timely cancer care and enhancing Komen’s national research focus on the most lethal types of breast cancers.Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop will take on the role of this year’s Honorary Race Chair. He has moved quickly to engage his city and help generate support for the Race and the fight against breast cancer. On Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. the mayor will make an official appearance for a special press conference in the Harborside Atrium at the new NY Waterway Harborside Terminal, 210 Hudson Street. The event is being hosted by Mack-Cali and NY Waterway, the Race’s Official Transportation Sponsor.“I am honored to stand with the local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen as the Honorary Chair of the 2018 Race for the Cure here in Jersey City,” says Mayor Fulop. “This is an organization that has offered support and guidance to countless individuals and families during the past two decades, and has proven its dedication to fighting breast cancer across the nation. I look forward to an incredible day at the Race for the Cure in our very own Liberty State Park as we celebrate all that this organization has accomplished.”“Moving our Race to Liberty State Park last year was a huge success; people loved it,” says Kelly E. Nagle, executive director of Komen North Jersey. “Everyone running, walking and celebrating with the shared purpose of finding the cures for breast cancer was incredibly powerful. And with the singular backdrop of New York City and the Statue of Liberty, the day is picture perfect. We are grateful to Mayor Steven Fulop and Jersey City for their support of Komen North Jersey and our mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever. I’m looking forward to what is sure to be the best Race yet.”Newport Centre-a Simon Mall will hosting an after party in the mall’s center court from 12 -2 p.m. Attendees will enjoy refreshments, interactive activities, instagrammable selfie stations, and receive special discounts from participating retailers. RPM Raceway will host a Racing for the Cure event at 12 noon.To register for the 11th Annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure, or make a donation to help get Komen North Jersey closer to achieving its BOLD GOAL, visit, call (908) 277-2904, or email [email protected]last_img