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NBC's Pat Battle with Dr. Peter Mencel
NBC's Pat Battle with Dr. Peter Mencel (Jim Reme)
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Mary’s Place Bash Raises Funds; Honors NBC’s Pat Battle

In between the two intense thunderstorms on Saturday, I was fortunate enough to spend a few hours with some of the most amazing people I know, all to benefit a local charity that's helping women with cancer.

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Brick Family Continues Alex’s Lemonade Stand Tradition

Alex's Lemonade Stand is celebrating 10 years this summer and it all started with one four-year-old girl.

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NJ Zombie Walk Hopes to Save Brains

Last year, 9,592 undead souls walked the streets of Asbury Park, searching for brains to eat, and earning the Guinness World Record for the 'Largest Gathering of Zombies.'

This year, the New Jersey Zombie Walk plans to return to the Jersey Shore, and take on a giant cause while doing it.

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Linda Gillick
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Toms River’s Cancer Cluster Watchdog Ready for Latest Update [AUDIO]

The group of Toms River parents and health advocates who banded together after a spike in child cancer rates in the 1990s, plans to meet Monday night in Toms River Town Hall.

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(left to right) Kate Booth-Program Services Coordinator, Matt Ryan, Barbara Reid-Haramus-Executive Director, Kim Wetmore-Director of Development (Matt Ryan, Townsquare Media)
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Childhood Leukemia Foundation – Pay It Forward

This summer, 94.3 The Point and Irwin Cars in Freehold are teaming up to “Pay It Forward.” We’re visiting local non-profits and charities to spread the good word and lend a helping hand. Recently, we paid a visit to the Childhood Leukemia Foundation, based out of Brick.

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Alex's Lemonade Stand donations (photo: Matt Ryan / Townsquare Media)
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Pay It Forward – Alex’s Lemonade Stand

This summer, 94.3 The Point and myself and Irwin Cars in Freehold will be spotlighting and volunteering at local charities and non-profits. Our goal is to spotlight the people and places in Monmouth and Ocean counties that are making a difference. This weekend, I visited the Booker family of Brick's Alex's Lemonade stand.

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Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy – A Guy’s View

The buzz story today was about Angelina Jolie's decision to get a double mastectomy without having cancer. There are a lot of opinions flying around, but allow me to add my two cents.

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Mary's Place By The Sea
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Donations Needed for Mary’s Place by the Sea Walkathon This Weekend

Mary's Place by the Sea is an amazing organization here at the Jersey Shore that has helped women across the country who are suffering from cancer to rest, heal, and receive several treatments for FREE.

The biggest Mary's Place fundraiser of the year happens this weekend, and so far only 21% of the goal has been raised.

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(Second from Right) Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Barnabas Health, is joined by  (left to right) Frank Mascia,
Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society; Fred Jacobs,
MD, JD, Former State Commissioner of Health; Connie Greene, Vice
President of the Institute for Prevention for Barnabas Health Behavioral
Health; and Andrea J. Gleason, a Four-time Cancer Survivor treated at
Saint Barnabas Medical Center; following the Kick-Off Event for the
Barnabas Health System-wide volunteer recruitment effort for the Cancer
Prevention Study-3, a historic, nationwide study to help researchers
better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that
cause or prevent cancer. (Community Medical Center)
(Second from Right) Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnabas Health, is joined by (left to right) Frank Mascia, Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society; Fred Jacobs, MD, JD, Former State Commissioner of Health; Connie Greene, Vice President of the Institute for Prevention for Barnabas Health Behavioral Health; and Andrea J. Gleason, a Four-time Cancer Survivor treated at Saint Barnabas Medical Center; following the Kick-Off Event for the Barnabas Health System-wide volunteer recruitment effort for the Cancer Prevention Study-3, a historic, nationwide study to help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer. (Community Medical Center)
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Barnabas Health Recruits Volunteers for Historic Cancer Study [AUDIO]

Barnabas Health has teamed up with the American Cancer Society (ACS) in recruiting volunteers for a nationwide Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), which is looking for 300,000 people across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, who are cancer free.

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Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation (NPR Books)
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New Book About Toms River Cancer Cluster Released [AUDIO]

A 60-year battle to identify the sources of a cancer cluster affecting children in an Ocean County community is now the topic of a new book.

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Landmark Cancer Study Underway Nationwide [AUDIO]

Could there be a way to stop cancer once and for all? What if we could pinpoint the exact causes and do whatever we can to prevent it?

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Five Reasons to Experience Relay for Life [LIST]

If you've never taken part in The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, you're missing out on a life changing event. I can tell you from personal experience that it is the best example of community and togetherness that you will ever see. Here are just five of the many reasons to participate and information on upcoming relay's at the Shore.

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